Baby Sleeping

Six Ways How to Sleep a Baby Safely – Avoid SIDS

What steps can you take to sleep your baby safely? Most babies will spend a lot of their time sleeping, particularly when they are newborns. But some sleeping arrangements are not safe and can increase the risk of sudden...

How to Settle your Baby to Sleep

Here are some simple steps to help settle your baby to sleep and avoid becoming overtired: Remain kind Keep in mind, your baby is not intentionally crying or resisting sleep. Offer help Distressed babies and toddlers can...

The Fourth Trimester – Getting Little Babies to Sleep

Baby sleep can cause some intense emotional responses. A newborn baby has a single goal - growth. They are growing emotionally, physically and socially. They need to be fed, kept warm, cuddled and soothed because they cannot...

Four Month Sleep Regression, or Is It?

Babies are constantly developing, even when they sleep. They are busy making sense of and giving meaning to their experiences. This is an ongoing process and their brain develops in response to experiences. Once your baby...

When To Introduce A Comforter to Baby

Comforters are transitional objects or actions that help your baby get to sleep, and to stay asleep. Some comforters require parental intervention, so are not ideal. Patting, pushing and rocking are comforter actions that...

Transitioning from Bassinet to Cot

The most common reason for moving your baby out of their bassinet into their cot is because they outgrow their bassinet. They should also move to a cot if they are able to roll over, regardless of size. Some babies transition...

The Changing Sleep Cycles of Babies

Like adults, a baby has natural sleep cycles. They differ slightly from adult sleep cycles in that, the order of the cycles are different and the cycles are shorter. A baby’s sleep cycle begins with a drowsy phase,...

Newborn Baby Sleep Patterns

In an ideal world, newborn baby sleep patterns work to a three to four hourly feed, wake sleep pattern from birth. Unfortunately, not many babies stick to this routine. Most babies will have an unsettled time and it is...

How To Manage Baby’s Night Time Rolling

New parents eagerly anticipate their child’s milestones, and rolling is usually the first one that is achieved. Rolling can take place anywhere from three months to seven months, so don’t worry too much if other babies...

Swaddling your baby – a Guide to the Seasons

With the change in seasons sometimes it’s hard to gauge how many layers to include in your baby’s cot. Swaddling your baby in transitional seasons like Spring and Autumn can be confusing and leave mothers worrying that...

How to Transition Baby from Swaddling

It is recommended that you stop swaddling your baby at around three to four months old, or when they start rolling. Swaddling can inhibit movement and your baby’s sleepwear and bedding should be adjusted to support their...

Safe Swaddling for Babies

A rise in hip dysplasia, a hip condition that affects babies, has called for a change to the way we wrap our babies. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition that comes about when hip joint does not fit in to...

Self Settling and Soothing Baby to Sleep

The issue of self settling and soothing baby to sleep provokes a range of emotions in us all. What Babies Need, What they can do and What we Need to do to Help Them Babies are born completely emotionally and physically...

Seeking Baby Sleep Advice – Follow your Instincts!

When sleep becomes a point of difficulty, frustration and fatigue, more and more families reach for assistance and advice from beyond the family and local health providers. As a mother, midwife and maternal and child health...

Baby Sleep Expectations – 6 months plus

Contrary to common belief, many babies over six months of age require feeds overnight. The key difference now is that you'll most likely begin to see some sort of a pattern. According to Registered Nurse, Midwife and...

Baby Sleep Expectations – 6 weeks to 6 months

It's a common question - is your baby a good sleeper? According to Registered Nurse, Midwife and Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Helen Stevens, the answer is always yes! Here, she provides some insight into what to...

Getting Baby To Sleep

Newborn baby sleeping habits can be a subject of great debate. There are a number of different experts out there who all believe that they have the secret to a perfect night’s sleep and as a new parent all the advice can be...

Tips for Helping Mum Cope with a Newborns Sleep Schedule

A newborn in the family means changes for everyone. One of the biggest changes is in sleep, or rather lack thereof. Even if there are other children and you've gone through the adjustment before, every child is different....

Newborn Baby Bedding

Many families are concerned about the amount of chemicals in our everyday lives. While we might not be able to remove all the chemicals our family is exposed to, we can reduce the amount in the home. When a new baby comes...

How Often Should Newborn Babies Nap?

A newborn requires about sixteen hours of sleep a day, with about half of that being made up of naps during the day. Babies will usually sleep about two hours at a time at first, gradually sleeping longer at night. However,...

How Much Sleep Does My Newborn Need?

When you bring home that newborn from the hospital, you soon realise that sleeping like a baby doesn't mean what most people usually take it to mean. Babies need a lot of sleep; however, it takes time before they can sleep...

Newborn Baby Sleep Safety Precautions

Becoming a parent for the first time can be overwhelming, not matter how well prepared you may feel. Once the baby arrives, everything changes. You go through so many emotions and changes, but the most important thing is...

Colic And Newborn Baby Sleep

Colic is one of those things every parent hopes they can avoid. But what is colic? Colic is when a baby starts crying for no apparent reason for about three hours at a time. There is no real medical reason, or treatment, for...

Six Ways How to Sleep a Baby Safely – Avoid SIDS

What steps can you take to sleep your baby safely? Most babies will spend a lot of their time sleeping, particularly when they are newborns. But some sleeping arrangements are not safe and can increase the risk of sudden...

Coping with New Mummy Stress and Lack of Sleep

When you first come home with your little bundle of joy, endorphins are flowing and adrenalin is running high. You might spend days, even weeks living off that baby buzz, filled with happiness and completely focused on...

The Volcano Effect: Why Skipping a Nap Results in Meltdown

From the moment your child wakes in the morning he is slowly using up the benefits of the previous night's sleep. He wakes up totally refreshed, but as the hours pass, little by little, the benefits of his sleep time are used...

Catnaps – Making Short Naps Longer

Is your child taking short catnaps? Does your baby fall asleep being fed, while in a car seat, sling, rocker, or someone's arms? When transferred to bed, does your baby then sleep 30 to 50 minutes? That's the exact length...

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