Baby sleep is probably one of the most talked about subjects in the parenting world because, let’s face it, it affects us all.
You know full well when you become a parent that sleepless nights come with the package, but it’s natural to have a lot of questions. “What’s normal?” “When will they start to sleep through the night?” “What on earth can I be doing to help my baby to sleep so that I don’t have a full on mental breakdown?”
It’s okay, we’re here for you. We, alongside our amazing Health Visitor in residence Maggie Fisher, have created The Ultimate Baby Sleep Guide which will take you through what to expect at each age, the guidelines on safe sleeping and some different sleep training techniques that you might want to try out. We’re also bringing you loads of extra resources that we’ll link below – pretty soon you’ll be a baby sleep expert!
Be sure to check back for the rest of the Baby Sleep Guide over the next few weeks
And don’t forget that Maggie, along with our trained parent helpers, are available to chat to in our Support Group so if you need help, that is the place to be!
Take a look at our handy fact sheet which takes you through how much sleep the average baby needs during the day and night, depending on their age.
Crying can mean a lot of things for babies, so we have put together this fact sheet that lists the different signs of tiredness that you should be looking out for.
Though every baby is different, they do tend to follow similar sleeping patterns which are obviously very different to our own sleep patterns. Take a look at this fact sheet which shows you roughly what a night will look like for your little one.
There are certain foods that will either help or hinder sleep. Take a look at this fact sheet to find out which ones!
If your baby is crying, odds are they won’t be going to sleep. Aside from the obvious checking for a dirty nappy, there are a few things you can try to help to soothe your baby. Take a look at this fact sheet to find out what they are.
We refer to this as ‘sleep and awake states’, and we have listed the different states to look out for here on this fact sheet.
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