Did you know that 45 minutes is the length of a baby’s sleep cycle? This means that every 45 minutes, your baby must return to a deep sleep state from the light sleep state. This simple fact is a critical piece of the sleep puzzle. Before embarking on any form of sleep program it is essential to understand the way that babies and toddlers sleep.
Nutrition and sleep
If you are wondering if your baby is waking due to hunger, chapter 4 and the nutrition section in each of the age band chapters of Sleep Sense will help you ensure all your little one’s nutritional needs are met.
Healthy sleep cues
Between 4 and 6 months of age, your baby has the capacity to learn to self sooth. This usually involves sleep cues that can be used independently in the middle of the night, such as a doodoo blanky or a thumb or dummy. As a parent it is your role to facilitate this stage of self-soothing.
Emotions and sleep
Ever wondered why sleep creates anxiety for you? It’s the first separation you have from your baby and the separation anxiety works both ways! Sleep Sense helps you analyze whether there is an emotional base to your baby’s sleep difficulties.
What about sleep training?
Sleep training is certainly one of the most contentious issues of parenting. To sleep train or not to sleep train? And is there really a gentle way to approach helping your baby sleep through the night and breaking poor sleep habits. The answer is yes and Sleep Sense provides the solution.