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Baby sleep

Safe and comfortable sleeping tips for newborn - 5 years

It may seem overwhelming to wonder if all elements are aligned for a safe & comfortable sleep for the little one in your life. ergoPouch have put together a sleep-easy checklist to help demystify all the information out there!

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Baby Not Sleeping? This Might Be Why

Steph Gouin, a qualified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, discusses the 6 most common mistakes parents make when it comes to fixing their baby's sleep issue. 

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Midwife Cath’s ‘Bath, Bottle & Bed’ Routine

Midwife Cath’s ‘Bath, Bottle & Bed’ Routine – simple steps to help baby (and mum!) sleep through the night.

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Choosing a safe sleep bag for your new baby

Red Nose Chief Midwife Jane Wiggill explains how parents can use sleep bags as a way to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature while sleeping.

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What is a safe sleeping environment for your baby?

Red Nose understands it can be confusing for parents to know what a safe or unsafe sleep environment is. Follow our evidence-based recommendations to keep your baby safe.

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Baby Sleep Patterns

Sleep is individual and is dependent on physical activity, general health and well being and environmental factors. Therefore the required amount of sleep may vary from baby to baby and sleep to sleep. Be guided by your baby’s tired signs and behaviour.

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Night Waking

Your baby can wake at night for many reasons and the cause is often age related and very individual. Night – day rhythms are not established until your baby is about three months old.

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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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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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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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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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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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