Baby Sleeping

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, new born babies 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...

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. [mobile_add addrotate_number="117"] As a mother,...

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...

Newborn Baby Co-Sleeping Benefits

Co-sleeping has been gaining in popularity in Australia over the last few years, despite criticisms. Some researches have said that co-sleeping in the parents' bed is dangerous to the child. However, the statistics aren't...

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...

Avoiding SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Five Things to Help Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) SIDS is a frightening word to parents of newborns. There is so little concrete knowledge about SIDS, as every case is different. However, there are a number of...

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...

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