Baby Sleep

Baby and sleep – these are not two words that always go well together. Here we have expert tips on baby sleep and also have community tips from parents who have been in your shoes.

Gentle sleep techniques, controlled crying, sleep aids, how much sleep does my child need? We have tips and answers on all these sleep questions and more


How to remove a dummy cold turkey


Advice from our parenting community on how to remove a dummy cold turkey

Sleep regression

Sleep Regression


Question: At what age/s did your child have a sleep regression? How long did it take to resolve, and what did you do to fix it?

When did you move baby out of your room into their own

When did you move baby out of your room into their own


Q&A: What should i do? keep her in or move her out into her cot? she’s a swaddled back sleeper, but is she getting too old for being in my room??

Comforter types


Q&A:  Does your child have a sleep toy/blanket? What is it and did it improve their sleep?


Getting baby to sleep past 5am


Q&A: I’m looking for some ideas to help my 9mo dd to sleep past 5am as I’m about to go back to work.


Tips to keep unswaddled baby in one place when asleep


Q&A: Looking for hints and tips to help my 4mo ds stay in one place while he sleeps!?!


Love to Dream Swaddle or Ergo Cocoon?


Q&A: I’m expecting soon and I’m wondering what people’s opinions on either the ergo cocoon or love to dream swaddle is best for a new born. Should I buy both?

kids continual night waking

Continual night waking in a 10 month old


Q&A: My 10 month old has been waking around 3 times a night (normally one of them for 1-2 hours) he is upset and waking us.

is baby hungry

Is my baby hungry or just wants comfort?


Q&A: I’m having trouble in the day time trying to figure out if my babies hungry or just wants the nipple


Dream Feeds – Helpful or Not?


Q&A: What are people’s thoughts and experiences of dream feeding?


When did your little one drop to one nap a day?


Q&A: When did your little ones drop to one sleep a day?

Keeping baby warm

Keeping your little one warm


Q&A: Just wondering how everyone is keeping their bubba’s warm at night without any heating?


Transition from Co-Sleeping to Cot or bed


Q&A: Was it hard on you and your lo? How long did you co sleep for? Any tips on the transition would be greatly appreciated

ditiching the dummy

Ditching the Dummy


Q&A: My almost 6 month old fully breast fed baby is waking up to 15 times a night seeking her dummy. She was sleeping through… How do I ditch the dummy??

Transition from Bassinet to Cot


Q&A: Does anyone have any advice for the transition from bassinet to cot for a 4 month old?

Co-Sleeping and Bedtime


Q&A: When you Co sleep, does baby/toddler/child go to bed the same time you do? Or do you settle them in your bed and then join them when you got to bed

The Co-Sleeping Debate and the Benefits of Infant-Parent Proximity


Read more about safe cosleeping and the benefits it can have for you and your baby.

Cry it out method


Q&A: I’m just wondering on other mum’s thoughts about routine sleeping and letting bub cry it out? I am trying to decide if it is right for our family… For those whose kids are older now, do you think the crying out has been a positive/negative thing for them?

Tips for keeping sleeping baby cool on hot days


Q&A: What does your baby sleep in on hot days? How do you keep them cool?

General baby settling tips


Q&A: Describe the most effective method you found for settling your baby

Daylight Savings Tips


Q&A: We are looking for any daylight saving transition tips! How to did you work around the time difference, with sleep and general routines?

How to transition bub to being unwrapped


Q&A: My little man is 24 weeks. I’m thinking of transitioning him out of his swaddle, any suggestions?

Keeping your baby on their back in bed


Q&A: Any tips on how you managed to keep your child on their back for sleep time once they started to roll.

save our sleep Tizzie Hall

Save Our Sleep -how long did it take


Q&A: For parents who have successfully followed Tizzy Hall’s SOS routines for sleep, how long until you saw these “magical results” and how did you keep yourself determined to follow through and see out the end? I’m very easily swayed to giving in and need some helpful tips and encouragement to keep my foot down.

Controlled Crying


There often seems to be a lot of confusion about what ‘controlled crying’ is (as opposed to ‘crying it out’ and ‘attachment settling’). Here we explain what it actually is, and other parents share their experience of using it.

Cat napping


Q&A: Is catnapping normal? Do you resettle or get them up? How do you get them to sleep longer?

Which wrap?


Q&A: What did you use to wrap your bub and would you recommend it?

How Long Should I Keep Wrapping My Baby?


Q&A: How long did you wrap your baby?

Frequent Waking


Q&A: My three month old will only sleep for short bursts during the day, usually about 40 minutes. What can I do to encourage him to sleep longer?

I’m after some advice on sleeping. My 4 month old has previously been a really good sleeper at night until 3 nights ago. He only used to wake two or three times. Tonight he is waking every 2 hours. Dont know why. Anyone else had this?


Colic? Bore your baby to sleep!


Expert tips: Does colic actually exist? Dr Howard Chilton shares his expert opinion, and it might surprise you!