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What is The Possums Sleep Program?

The Possums Baby and Toddler Sleep Program helps you and your little one sleep better, by working with your child's biology, not against it.

We're the original and evidence-based baby sleep revolution, shown to work in university studies. We've been transforming families' lives since 2011.

We flip a lot of the advice you receive upside down. We aim to help you trust both your baby and yourself. We aim to empower you. We aim to grow joy in life with your baby.

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Built from the evidence

The Possums Baby and Toddler Sleep Program is the sleep domain of Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) or the Possums programs, developed by Dr Pamela Douglas using best practice implementation science over the past 20 years.

It builds on a uniquely interdisciplinary evidence-base of 30+ research papers published by Dr Pam and her teams in peer-reviewed, international journals, and responds to parent need, told to Dr Pam during her three decades working with families as an Australian GP, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Medicine Physician.

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Backed by the research

The NDC or Possums programs have been shown to work in nine preliminary university studies to date.

Findings of this study are consistent with access to NDC/ Possums services being efficacious for infants' crying, maternal perception of their baby's sleep problems, maternal sleep satisfaction, maternal experiential avoidance and maternal risk of postnatal depression.

Crawford et al, 2021.View the paper here

And so far, The Possums Sleep Program itself has been shown to work in four preliminary university studies.

Improvements in parents' frequent night waking and feeling stressed about their baby's sleep were the most frequently reported positive outcomes.

Ball et al, 2020.View the paper here

It is the only infant sleep program in the world with these credentials.

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Loved by parents

Dr Pam's work completely transformed the way I care for my children. Her work on sleep, breastfeeding and tuning into your own values has brought so much more joy and ease into my parenting journey.

Allanah, Australia

Dr Pam gave me the greatest gift that anybody could ask for and that is enjoyment of the early months with my first child. This has benefited us both more than I can describe.

Fionnghuala, Ireland

Dr Pam's work was a breath of fresh air among all the information I was finding myself inundated with as a first time new parent

Ashleigh, Australia

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