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Sleep and settling with the newborn baby

Listen to Podcasts on Sleep and Settling with a Newborn Baby 

On the Family Affair segment in Weekends with Nat Browning on ABC Local Radio, we discussed newborn sleep and settling in Week 9. In this session, we discussed the newborn baby's sleep patterns and needs.

Week 9

Topics discussed:

    • When and how new born babies sleep.
    • Some common myths about newborn baby sleep.
    • Understanding the importance of play time, as well as quiet and sleep time for newborn babies.
    • How to read your babies tired signs and how understanding tired signs can help with settling your baby.
    • How to establish a regular bedtime routine and bed time environment to help babies unwind before sleep.
    • How to tell if your baby is overtired, and what to do.

Week 10

Topics discussed:

    • In this session: we will be exploring how to respond to your baby’s tired signs, as well as:
    • How to prepare baby for sleep time
    • Different settling techniques that can help baby relax
    • What the “startle reflex” is and how this can impact on settling your baby.
    • How to settle baby in the bassinet using sensitive parenting and hands-on techniques.
    • What to do if baby wakes up and is still tired?
    • Different factors that can impact on newborn babies sleep patterns.
    • Where you can get help with settling your baby.


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