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Safe sleeping during the day – why checking is important

Safe sleeping during the day – why checking is important

Most parents are mindful of the importance of following the safe sleeping recommendations for their baby. Following these recommendations helps to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) and to prevent sleeping accidents.  Room sharing is also protective and reduces the risk of SUDI by up to 50%.

However, room sharing for day naps is a different matter to overnight when it’s easier for parents to check on their baby because they’re so close.

Tips for when your baby doesn't want to be swaddled

Tips for when your baby doesn't want to be swaddled

Swaddling a young baby can help them to settle and sleep on their back.  This is protective against SUDI (Sudden Infant Death in Infancy).  Swaddling can also be a good way to calm an unsettled and wakeful baby.   

In the early months, a light muslin or cotton wrap is ideal to use as a swaddle.  It can take a bit of practice to find the best way to wrap firm enough, though not too tight. Some babies are experts in wriggling free from their wrap and some just stay neatly inside.

What to consider when moving your baby and toddler in together

What to consider when moving your baby and toddler in together

There comes a time when the baby in the family may be ready to join their sibling in a shared room. And although there is no one perfect age and stage for this, there are some signs when the transition can be easier. Read on to see what can make the move less challenging.
Help! My baby’s moving around the cot and getting their arm or leg stuck

Help! My baby’s moving around the cot and getting their arm or leg stuck

At some point in time, all babies progress from lying pretty much in the same position in their cot to moving around.  Although this is a good thing and we want our babies to be active, it can also be a challenge to manage, especially in the early stages as they’re learning new skills.