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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...

Sleep patterns for babies

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)

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.

Crying baby

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

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.

Controlled comforting

Controlled comforting is a sleep-training strategy used to help babies learn to settle themselves.

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 ...

Baby massage

Time used for massage can be relaxing and enjoyable for both you and your baby, for example, after a bath or when baby is lying on your lap.

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