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20 foods that are beneficial for baby sleep

Breastmilk and infant formula provide most of your little one’s nutrition and calories until their first birthday, but there are a few nutrient gaps that need to be filled once a baby hits 6...

15 Mar 2022

When baby hates the cot: An alternative option

It’s Safe Sleeping Week (7-13 March), Red Nose’s annual national awareness campaign to help save little lives. This week is about providing parents and caregivers with practical advice to...

10 Mar 2022

Baby sleep bags and swaddles: what to look for this winter

Naturally you’ll want to do anything to promote a better night’s sleep for your little one and keep them snug this winter. When choosing a sleeping bag or swaddle as the nights grow colder,...

04 Mar 2022

Changing sleep patterns of a 12 month old

Congratulations, you got through the first 12 months of baby sleep ups and downs! But, just as you’re thinking that the only way is up from here, you’ve settled into a good rhythm with your...

03 Dec 2021

5 Solutions for babies that only catnap

Does your baby only catnap for about twenty to forty minutes each time? If you’re concerned about it, you can be rest assured that it is actually developmentally normal, healthy, and protective...

09 Nov 2021

The truth about nurturing baby to sleep

Many parents believe that their baby has a sleep issue because they need to help them to fall asleep. They’ve been told that their baby has to learn to sleep independently and it’s a parent...

18 Oct 2021

What is melatonin, and how it can help my baby sleep better

Newborn sleep is a little all over the place. After nine months of living in relative darkness, and with their internal clocks (or circadian rhythm) regulated by their mother in the womb, they...

10 Sep 2021

A letter from your newborn

Dear mumma, You are my world, my everything. I know that’s a heavy load to carry sometimes, but I promise I won’t always be like this. I’m new to this big wide world, and I want to get...

17 May 2021

Top 8 Baby Cots for 2021

A well slept bub means well slept parents. A well slept family means a happy family. Ensuring your cot is safe and suitable for your little one is so important, but it can be hard to know what'...

23 Apr 2021

10 tricks to make overnight bottle feeds easier and quicker

If you’re bottle feeding your little one, you will surely want to make the whole process as convenient, low-stress, and streamlined as possible overnight. That way you can hopefully return to...

12 Mar 2021

How omega 3s can aid sleep for the whole family

You may have heard of all the powerful protections and benefits of consuming foods containing omega 3 fatty acids. This includes its ability to reduce inflammation and blood pressure, raise...

12 Jan 2021

Why does my baby wake so early?

A newborn waking early in the morning is to be expected while their circadian rhythm becomes established, but if you have a baby over about four months old who is an early riser, you could be...

08 Oct 2020

Considerations when choosing a baby safe bassinet

When you're preparing to welcome your baby into the world, one of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is where your baby will sleep. Given that new parents are advised to have their baby...

23 Sep 2020

Sharing a bed with baby: Risk reduction and benefits

Sleeping with your baby is biologically normal, instinctive, and beneficial, so it’s no surprise that bed sharing is common practice worldwide. Some babies will only sleep close to their...

02 Sep 2020

Your guide to blissful baby naps: 6-12 months

By around 6 months of age, you might see a pattern start to emerge in terms of your baby’s daily sleep needs. All babies are unique, and some need more sleep than others. Your baby’s mood and...

20 May 2020

How to recognise your baby’s tired signs

You’ve probably been told by your maternal and child health nurse to look for your baby’s tired signs during the day, and settle them to sleep as soon as possible. The length of time your...

24 Apr 2020

How to choose a baby monitor

Using a baby monitor when you put your baby to bed means you don’t have to stress over every single little sound they make (or don’t make!). You want to feel rest assured that when you’re...

02 Mar 2020

How to holistically optimise your baby’s sleep

It’s developmentally normal for babies to wake during the night for countless reasons. Whether it’s because they’re hungry, hot, cold, lonely, thirsty, have a nappy that needs changing,...

23 Jan 2020

Surviving the 8-10 month sleep progression

Does this sound familiar? Your 8, 9, or 10 month-old is suddenly resisting or taking shorter naps, waking more during the night, and is possibly extra fussy and cranky. Do you think you have...

18 Nov 2019

Night Waking is Developmentally Normal for a Baby

Does it seem like everyone else’s baby sleeps through the night, while yours is still waking several times? Are you wondering what other parents are doing differently to you? Does it feel like...

19 Aug 2019

The Fourth Trimester From Your Baby’s Perspective

We often focus on how new motherhood is such an immense physical and emotional change for a woman, but rarely do we consider what the transition is like for the newborn baby. Have you heard of...

15 Aug 2019

Top Sleep Tips for Baby – First 6 months

Make sure you get some sleep while you can! There’s not a pregnant women on Earth who hasn’t had this well-meaning piece of advice sent their way, as those who have come before us share...

25 Oct 2018

Channel Ten Gives Outdated and Unsafe Sleep Advice

Channel Ten’s lifestyle program, The Living Room, is under fire for providing baby sleep advice which is considered to be outdated and unsafe. The segment focused on the ‘cry it out’...

29 Mar 2018

Newborn Grunting While Sleeping at Night

NBB Question from Aimee: I have a 5 week old boy who is big…nearly 6 kgs! He is formula fed now as we had issues with breast feeding, He feeds at 2am and more often than not will grunt and...

06 Oct 2017

Why has My Baby Stopped Sleeping through the Night?

Those famous last words "my baby sleeps, I don't know what all the fuss is about"....before you have finished the sentence, your baby has stopped sleeping and is now waking often, crying out and...

18 Sep 2017

Baby still waking to Feed every 3-4 Hours through the Night

NBB Question from Erin: My 7 month old is breastfeeding and still wakes up every 3-4 hrs over night. She only feeds for max 2-3 mins for all feeds, even during the day. I think this is why she...

14 Jun 2017

Cry It Out Method Replaced with Response-based Care

New Research Around the Cry It Out Method of Sleep Training Shows There Are Better Ways Just published, Australian research into baby sleep settling techniques. Researchers from La Trobe...

09 May 2017

Difficulty getting Baby to Sleep

NBB Question from Lia: "I have a 7 week old baby boy. Since birth he hated sleeping on his back or swaddle. I know it's bad but he sleeps on his belly or at least he used to. He now rarely sleeps...

03 May 2017

My Baby will Not Sleep in her Bassinet

NBB Question from Jessica: My 10 week old daughter won't sleep in her bassinet in the day time. She sleeps in a swing, pram, arms, car (sometimes) but won't sleep in the bassinet. She does sleep...

31 Mar 2017

Restoring Sleep Routine after Baby’s been unwell

NBB Question from Simone: "My 10 month old slept with me for a few nights when she was sick. Now she doesn't sleep in her cot as well. She just keeps waking and crying and standing up and won't...

22 Mar 2017

Helping your Baby Achieve Healthy Sleep Patterns

Before putting your baby to sleep, ensure they are comforted and calm as they will always settle better. If your baby is distressed, help to calm them with close cuddles and gentle rocking,...

24 Feb 2017

Why will My Baby Only Sleep in My Arms?

Babies have spent the last 9 months being close to you, hearing you breathe, feeling you move and being bundled up warm and snug in your womb. When they are born we buy them a beautiful bassinet...

13 Feb 2017

The Witching Hour – What Is It?

Every single person who has had a baby will probably have experienced the ‘witching hour’ also known as ‘arsenic hour’. It’s when the wheels fall off, right about the same time each. ...

18 Oct 2016

Newborn sleep expectations

One of the most commonly asked questions by new mothers is “How much sleep should my baby be getting?” Many mothers are misguidedly focused on the perceived Holy Grail of getting their...

07 Jul 2015

Benefits and advantages of Co-Sleeping with your Baby

Co-sleeping is an essential practice for the positive development and well being of your baby.

18 Jan 2018

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