To reduce the incidence of SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents in Australia, SIDS and Kids educates the public in safe sleeping practices for babies. Here are their guidelines.
As your child gets older, you’ll find their sleep needs change. From their time as a newborn, through to toddlerhood and beyond, children need good sleep to help them develop and stay healthy.
There are a number of reasons for babies to start waking more often during the night, but checking your child's diet for the naturally occurring chemical salicylate can have a big impact on everyone's sleep.
Most parents who attend sleep schools with their babies are at their wit’s end. The centres help shell-shocked parents cope with the many confounding aspects of babies and toddlers, from unsettled nights to challenging behaviour.
Parenting sometimes requires a good sense of humour - particularly if it involves staying awake all night long.
I always thought this kind of thing wasn't for me - or for us. However, with Jasmin, I honestly couldn't see any other way of making things change.
Although sleep training seemed to be a success for Alice’s first baby, the experience with her second baby was vastly different – and so was the outcome.
I’m sure I knew to expect sleep deprivation and stress, but the reality of having a baby who didn’t sleep was one of the most isolating and exhausting experiences of my life.
Babies aged four to six months sleep an average of 14 hours a day, which drops to 10 hours by the age of nine years, a snapshot of children's sleep patterns has revealed.
As a new parent, you’re sleep deprived, exhausted and confused. The pressure is on to train your baby to sleep. However, your own intuition can be trusted when it comes to your baby’s cries and sleep.
Most of us probably sing to our babies to soothe them, or to help them sleep. But a new story shows that it's doing other good things for them, too.
Parents are being urged to carry out safe co-sleeping practices following the deaths of 14 babies under a year old in the ACT over the past decade.
"Is your baby sleeping through?" It's a well-intended question that can leave you feeling like a guilty failure. Here's why shouldn't take it to heart.