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Helping families with sleep

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Sleepy girl yawning image credit iStockphoto.com / Lisa5201 Did you know that a good night’s sleep isn’t just about how many hours you sleep? It’s also about getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough good-quality sleep.

This month our articles on sleep explain how families can set up good sleep habits so that everyone – children and parents – gets a better night’s sleep.


Mother settling child, credit www.istockphoto.com/au/portfolio/gpointstudio

Baby sleep webinar: free!

From around six months, babies develop new abilities that can make sleep and settling more challenging. For help, parents can join our free webinar on Thursday 10 October.
sleeping boy in bed credit iStockphoto.com/napatcha

Better sleep for children

Our top tip? Keep regular bedtimes and wake-up times. This can help children’s body clocks get into a regular rhythm. Read more ideas to help with children’s sleep.
Mum resting on couch credit iStockphoto.com/njgphoto

More sleep for grown-ups

Parents need enough sleep to enjoy parenting, but it can be hard – especially in the early days and months. Making time to rest during the day and wind down at night can help.
Boy asleep mouth open credit iStockphoto.com/Ralf Hettle

Answers to your questions about children’s sleep

Is it normal for children to twitch as they fall asleep? How do you get children to sleep in their own beds? How much sleep do children need? This article has the answers.
Baby sleep video still

Feature video: getting babies to sleep

Parents share stories and ideas on encouraging baby sleep. This video has tips on spotting sleep cues, finding out what helps babies to sleep, and using settling techniques.

Baby sleep problems?
If babies have problems settling to sleep and staying asleep, it can be upsetting for everyone. For babies over six months, our articles can help:
Spring sniffles?
It’s that time of the year again – the grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, and the pollen is flying. If children get symptoms like a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing this spring, it could be a good idea to see the GP.

Read more about hay fever.

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