• 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
Expectations regarding your baby’s sleep can be the source of great anxiety if you believe your baby is not sleeping ’well’ or ‘enough’.
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:
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.
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.
This talk raises a number of hot topics that create controversies in social media and parenting groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.