Baby Sleeping

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...

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...

Newborn Baby Sleeping

After a few weeks of caring for a newborn baby you may start to wonder where the phrase ‘sleeping like a baby’ actually comes from. Newborn baby sleep patterns can vary between babies with some sleeping through the night...

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...

Newborn Babies Sleep Patterns

When a newborn comes home with the family for the first time, there is a period of adjustment for everyone. While at the hospital, there are nurses and midwives to help; you are able to rest every time they take your newborn...

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...

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