Sleep Tips for Breastfed BabiesBreastfed babies have fairly distinct feeding and sleeping patterns which, once understood, can make it easier to understand why they do what they do. Simply put, breastfed babies need to feed frequently over a 24 hour period so they can grow and thrive and be content.
What is a Dream Feed and when should I introduce one?A dream feed is a rather lovely term for feeding a baby when they’re asleep. Lots of parents say that offering their baby a dream feed works really well, others feel it’s a waste of time. Some babies suck very well when they’re sleepy and others don’t.
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!
Importance of an infant mental health approach to sleep
It’s the age-old question for every sleep deprived parent: what is the best way to get your baby settled and off to sleep? As it is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, it is a timely reminder of the importance of taking an infant mental health approach to any sleep or settling techniques.