“ Sleep is vital for our physical and emotional well-being…The secret to ensuring that your baby develops good sleep habits is to get off on the right foot from the very beginning by setting the stage for sleep.”
- Day sleeps are essential up to three years of age and in some children beyond this age, and should be taken in their own bed.
- A calm environment before bedtime and a predictable bedtime routine helps children to settle quicker and sleep better at night.
- From the earliest days put your baby to bed awake but drowsy to avoid him becoming dependant on you during night wakings.
- If your baby has separation anxiety, which affects his sleep, play games such as hide and seek and always say goodbye when you leave him and greet him happily when you come back.