Sleep Tip 4 - What is a Sleep Cycle? How is this different for babies and toddlers?What is a sleep cycle? The two sleep states as it relates to baby and toddler sleep cycles are called Non REM (Non Rapid Eye Movement) or Deep o...
Three Common Sleep Associations and How to Manage ThemMost babies and children have sleep associations or dependencies which help them go to sleep. Dummies, breast or bottle feeds and co-sleeping are the most common. Over time, babies can build a real dependency on needing these as cues to go to sleep.
Bake a cake and my baby is awake – do you have a catnapper?Catnapping – is the term referred to when babies sleep for one sleep cycle; often 20-40 minutes in duration. Quite simply you can cook a cake without putting the oven timer on; your baby is the timer!
How to Best Prepare Babies and Toddlers for Sleep at Childcare
Having a baby or toddler commence childcare marks a new stage of family life, one that usually takes quite some adjustment. For most parents, concerns about how their child will settle and sleep for their new caregivers is usually at the top of their list. Here our top five tips to help parents best prepare their children to successfully transition to sleeping at childcare.