Most parents think that 3 trimesters of pregnancy is enough...but wait there's more! Once your baby is born, the first 12 weeks of life is referred to as the Fourth Trimester. What does it mean? Find out how you can help your newborn baby adjust to life outside the womb.
The time has finally arrived where you’re ready to face the world, with your newborn by your side. It can be nerve wracking and even a little scary, but as long as you’re organised it’ll be the first of hundreds/
• Sleep is cyclical with multiple episodes of arousal followed by a return to sleep
• Sleep achievement is in part cue dependent
• Cues of sleep are learned can be altered and then relearned
• Sleep achievement and sleep maintenance are usefully regarded as learned skills
• Avoid children becoming over tired as this interferes with the learned skill of sleep
• Minimise cues of sleep achievement that are parent dependent (be ‘Parent lite’).
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
We think a nappy name should reflect more than just the size and weight of your baby, that’s why our names represent who your baby is and the stage of development they’re in! Weight range is provided as a suggestion for what your little one wears, but ultimately, we want you to feel empowered to make the right size call. Trust those new parent instincts.
Reading with your baby is such an important and fun activity. The Little Big Book Club team are pleased to offer some helpful information and advice on how to make the most of story time with your baby.
Prepare to be blown away by these 16 riveting facts about your little one’s first year of life. Not only are they cute, cuddly and full of curiosity, babies are also the subject of a plethora of astonishing facts that prove babies really are the most remarkable little things on the planet.
Babies and children need to move to develop their brains and experience the world through their senses.