Expert advice and support with sleeping problems for the under 5s
Top Sleep Tips
It’s tough being a baby!
Make a note of your baby’s sleepy signs to help avoid overtiredness. Sometimes these can be subtle. For example, sneezing, staring blankly, going quiet, rubbing eyes, yawning and fidgeting can all be signs your little one may be getting tired.
Always place your baby down awake in their cot/Moses basket
Establish a distinct difference between daytime and nightime. Ensure daytime is bright and noisy and nightime is dark and quiet.
Ensure the bedtime routine lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
Feed your baby before embarking on the bedtime routine to separate the association between milk and going to sleep.
Get some fresh air. An afternoon stroll can help with regulating a baby’s body clock.
Decide on a bedtime and ensure to put your little one to bed at the same time every night.