Most adults have forgotten that they once had to learn how to sleep and night, and how to manage feelings. For at least the first year or so, most babies need adults to help them do this. At first, you have to so almost all of it for a baby – they just can’t soothe themselves at first.
But over time, if you gently help your baby to manage distress and slowly ease them into a day/night routine, they will learn from this how to help themselves.
These pages have some ideas to help with this and to answer some of the most common questions.
- How do I deal with night waking? Content coming soon
- Should my baby be sleeping through the night yet?Content coming soon
- What is controlled crying, and should I try it?Content coming soon
- I am worried about cot death – what is the best advice? Click here for the NHS advice.
- I am really tired – is this normal, and what can I do?
What about crying?
Parents with concerns about infant sleep also often have questions about crying – especially during the first 4 to 6 months when babies can cry a lot and for a long time.
There is some information on crying and some ideas to help on these pages.