Helping your baby to sleep

0-6 Months Tips for Parents

Baby sleep tips that will change your life

Tips for more restful nights

Wondering if you'll ever get a good night's sleep again? Or how much sleep your baby needs? Turn your baby into a snoozing superstar with these expert baby sleep tips. From swaddling and soothing to establishing a routine, here are four ways to help your newborn fall asleep (and stay asleep) on their own – and let you catch some much needed Zs too.

Sleep cues

Your baby will often try to tell you when it's bedtime. And if you don't act fast, you might miss their sleep window. A yawn says 'Hey, I’m sleepy', but there are other subtle sleep cues too. Red eyes and skin around eyebrows, blotchy cheeks, staring into space, tense body, and establishing a baby sleep routine starts with knowing what to look out for. Then you can move quickly and get your little one to bed – before they change their mind.

What about sleep regression?

At 6, 9 and 12 weeks, your baby has growth spurts that might affect their sleep. Expect more waking and feeding while their sleep schedule is interrupted. But don't worry, this doesn't last. Give your baby lots of extra snuggles before bed. Before you know it, they'll be less fussy and back to sleeping better. It's all part of establishing a solid routine to get your baby to sleep through the night.

Goodnight, little babe.