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What are nighttime wakings?

You've finally dozed off after a long hard day and suddenly your toddler calls out loudly and abruptly jolts you out of slumber. Your little one was on a good run of going to bed quickly and sleeping through the night, but they've started having problems with their sleep again. Maybe they've ...

How much sleep does my toddler require, and what can affect it?

As much as we wish it wasn't so, as a parent to a toddler, you'll be exposed to many sleepless nights. You'll be woken by cries of “Mummy” and “Daddy” or by tiny hands prodding at your back. You'll likely have to spend more than a few nights sleeping in a chair beside your little one's ...

How important is light and darkness for my child’s sleep?

How important is light and darkness for my child's sleep? There's nothing more frustrating than knowing your child should be sleeping soundly in their bed, but instead finding them full of energy, rushing around, jumping from here to there, doing anything and everything except actually sleeping...

Do babies dream?

As you watch your tiny tot sleeping, you notice that they keep breaking into adorable little smiles. You wonder, could it be that they're dreaming wonderful dreams of cuddly toys and bottles of milk? Or is their smiling simply a reflex? Let's find out!Does my baby dream?When it comes to babies ...

What are the developmental milestones for the 1st month?

Given that they spend most of their time sleeping, feeding, filling their nappy and crying, it's easy to miss the many milestones your newborn achieves over their very first month. But if you know what to look out for, you'll find they actually learn and develop a great deal!But are they ...

When can my baby sleep with a blanket?

There's nothing better than climbing into your bed after a long day, crawling under the warm and cosy blankets, and snuggling your face in the soft pillows. And it's perfectly reasonable to assume that your baby needs and will enjoy a similar soft and cosy bed. But will they be safe sleeping with...

639 Should my house be silent for my baby?

Should my house be silent for my baby?After you've put your baby to sleep at night, you make a cup of herbal tea for yourself and your partner, put on your favourite record and plonk yourself down on the sofa to tell your partner about your day and hear about theirs. But the living room is right ...

What does my newborn’s sleep look like?

What does my newborn's sleep look like? Today you have a family member coming round to visit your newborn baby boy, and you're looking forward to catching up over a cup of tea, and of course, showing off your beautiful bundle of joy. However, as excited as you are to have the company, you're ...

What are some great games to play with my baby?

Even when they're doing practically nothing, sleeping soundly or even just sitting there gazing at their tiny feet, your baby is just the absolute sweetest! Everything they do entertains you and makes you smile, but when they look at you with that funny, inquisitive look in their eye, you ...

Should I sleep with my infant in the same bed?

When you have a new baby, the feeling of love you have towards them is indescribable. All you want to do is be close to your little one, stare at them all day long, give them as many cuddles as possible and increase the bond you share in any way you can. However, although it may feel natural to ...