Sleep and settling your baby
Getting your baby to sleep
Some babies sleep much more than others. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be the same as other babie...
Baby sleep patterns by age
Every baby is different and their sleep patterns aren't the same as adults. They also go through a lot of changes in the first year.
Safe sleep for babies
It is important to ensure an infants sleeping area is kept safe. Experts have identified certain things can help reduce the risk of death and injurie...
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Find out how to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — one of the main causes of SUDI.
All babies cry - it's how they communicate - but it can be frustrating and stressful for parents. Learn how much crying is normal, and why babies cry.
Camping out — a sleep technique for babies
Camping out is a sleep technique that allows parents or carers to gradually teach babies who are at least 6 months to fall asleep by themselves.
Responsive settling is a technique to help parents gently prepare their baby for sleep, and to support babies as they learn self-settling skills.
Swaddling your baby
Swaddling or wrapping your newborn baby can help settle them to sleep and reduce awakenings.
Dummies and comforters
Babies are often given a dummy, also called pacifiers or soothers, to suck on for comfort. Most babies have a strong sucking reflex and sucking often ...
Massaging your baby is about connecting with your child and relaxing together. Read on for tips on how to massage your baby, and what to avoid.