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Baby sleep

Ideal sleep environments for babies and toddlers

While there is no major formula for getting babies to sleep, you can certainly improve your chances of rest by making a few adjustments to the sleep environment.

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When it's time to stop swaddling

It has been known that swaddled babies sleep better, experience less anxiety and that swaddling prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex.

However, there comes a time when swaddling is no longer effective or worse becomes a safety risk to your baby.

Find out the signs to know when its time to stop swaddling

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Understanding baby sleep cycles

Baby sleep cycles are quite different from yours, starting from the amount of time each of you spend sleeping. Here's a guide for a 24 hour period, depending on their age.

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Sleep in the first days and weeks

It is important to work out how best to manage this period and to know that generally it takes a few weeks, maybe months and maybe longer to feel rested again.

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Sleep and settling - what to expect in the first three months

Expectations regarding your baby’s sleep can be the source of great anxiety if you believe your baby is not sleeping ’well’ or ‘enough’.

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Active and quiet sleep: how sleep aids can help with sleep

There are things you can do to help your baby to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Whilst there are no guarantees, here are three tips that might just help:

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Little sleepy tips

This talk aims to equip parents to have their babies sleep at their best. It is obviously important for us as parents to be getting sleep but it is even more important for our babies to be getting the sleep they need.

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When your baby just won't sleep

For most parents and their babies this is a phase that seems to settle with time. However some babies graduate to become life-long committed insomniacs. Dr Jonny Taitz provides some rules for sleep that he found helpful.

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Using white noise to help establish a successful sleep routine

Establishing a sleeping routine for your baby is essential. How can we let our baby know when it is time to sleep? Most parents will know about swaddling and preparing a comfortable sleeping environment. However, there is another very effective way to settle a baby and it is with the help of white noise.

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Baby sleeping habits

The first few weeks of a baby’s life are a time of major adjustment. We focus so much on the inevitable changes for parents that sometimes we forget just how much babies have to adapt as well.

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How to cope with the startle reflex and the swaddle transition

Do you have a little one who is going through that 'startle reflex' stage? Then read this article for some tips on how you can manage.

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Baby feed, sleep and crying problems - the controversies

This talk raises a number of hot topics that create controversies in social media and parenting groups.

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Essential tips on sleep and settling

This talk focuses on the pros and cons of having a routine, how to manage sleep regression and overtiredness, as well as some general parenting insights.

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Sleep & settling - responsive settling for parents of babies

This talk explores why babies cry, strategies to soothe them, tired cues, how much sleep to expect, sleep cycles, and many other helpful settling tips to ultimately support you and your baby to develop a great sleep routine that can be used effectively in your home.

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The feed play sleep routine

Professor Jane Fisher shares a gentle way to structure your baby’s time that is always successful.

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Happy days equals sleepy nights

Emma Lovell of Fly Babee discusses the importance of making your child laugh, helping them feel secure and setting up an all-important sleep routine that will help the whole family get the sleep they need.

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Infant sleeping conditions

Here are some answers to questions and advice on safe sleeping that Red Nose often get asked.

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Responsive settling for parents of babies

Helpful settling tips to ultimately support you and your baby to develop a great sleep routine that can be used effectively in your home.

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Everyday mum's guide to wrapping your baby

Here is a step by step guide on how to wrap your baby.

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Swaddling your newborn

Swaddling may seem like a difficult task and often feel like you need to know origami inside out to get it right. Not anymore thanks to these basic tips from Ergo Pouch.

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Safe sleeping - your guide to reducing SIDS risk factors

Babies and young children spend a lot of their time sleeping, so it’s vital we ensure our little ones have a safe sleeping environment to reduce sleeping accidents and SIDS.

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How to transition from swaddle & beyond ...

To swaddle or not ... How to transition from swaddle to sleep bag and beyond.

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How to get baby to sleep: interpreting your baby's body language

Learn how to get baby to sleep with topics such as types of cry’s, understanding your baby’s pain signs, signs of over-tiredness and how to respond and more.

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Newborn sleep: developing positive parenting strategies

This video explores the importance of the early parent-child relationship and how understanding your baby's cues and signals can help build that relationship.

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