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Baby sleep

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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Importance of an Infant Mental Health Approach to Baby Sleep

Tuning in and responding to a child with warmth and gentleness, lays the foundations for a child’s healthy development and helps to shape the adult they will become. It also lays the foundation for a restful sleep..using an Infant Mental Health to our Infant and Toddler Sleep is key....

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When is it time to get help for my child’s sleeping?

Every parent has their own threshold for putting up their hand. What’s timely for one may not be for another. We are all different.
However, there are some more common ‘red flags’ for parents of young children who don’t sleep well....so when is it time to ask for help?

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Which baby monitor is right for you? Answering important questions!

When choosing a baby monitor for your family, it’s important to ask yourself what you value most. Consider your options when it comes to choosing the right baby monitor and do your research to ensure you make the right decision for you and your bub!

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The Eco-friendly Nursery: Save the Earth and your cash

Here are some ways to make small changes in your home following the birth of your first cub or subsequent ones. It is never too late to start making tour nursery more Eco-friendly.

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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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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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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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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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