Babies have a tricksy habit of nodding off when most inconvenient—and staying awake when the rest of the sane hemisphere is lights out. You could brave the wild ride until sleeping patterns regulate, or try one of these mum-approved sleep hacks…anything’s worth a shot at 2am, right?
The key work in “lullaby” is ‘lull’–as in send off to sleep; and with good reason: singing to your baby is an express ticket straight to lalaland…here’s how to do it right.
An overtired baby is an angry paradox; she’s exhausted, but she fights sleep—commence a furious loop of tears (yours included). Here’s how to escape the cycle and restore the peace.
Moving to a ‘big’ bed is a big deal for little ones–it’s exciting, but it can also be a bit daunting. Check out the expert advice on how to prep your child for the transition.
Newborns love sleep–no, they really do–except that their version of shuteye is nowhere near the brand we’ve come to cherish with age and a bygone youth of partying: newbie infants should be clocking up between 14 and 17 hours of sleep per day, but this happens only in chunks of around 2 hours (or less!)–their tiny bellies digest and empty fast, so they need to wake frequently to refuel. So, you need to balance the need to feed with the all-important zzz’s; for a happy, healthy bub, and a household not held captive by an overtired, rage-y baby. The trick? Get ’em to bed the minute you spot the telltale sleepy signs.