Will formula help my baby sleep?

If you are the breastfeeding mum of a baby who wakes at night it won’t be long before someone suggests that switching to formula, or formula at bedtime, would help. Unfortunately many mums who enjoyed breastfeeding do stop in the hope of improved sleep, but...

Don’t buy a travel system!

If you have been reading my blogs for any length of time you will know that I’m always in favour of choice. I don’t tell you that you should or shouldn’t do anything, and I don’t believe in a right or wrong way to care for babies. Except where safety is involved, and...

5 steps to safe swaddling

Every so often a news story hits the headlines, swaddles damage babies’ hips or swaddles are a cot death risk. If your baby likes being swaddled it can be difficult to know what to do for the best, but it is possible to swaddle perfectly safely if you follow...

Do Babies Dream?

If you have ever watched a baby sleeping (and if you’re a parent I bet you have!) you will have seen them twitch and move in their sleep. You have probably wondered if they were dreaming, and if so what they might be dreaming about. The short answer is that we...

What is sleeping through the night?

Following on from last week’s blog post we have been talking about babies “sleeping through the night,” sometimes seen as the holy grail of early parenting! The question is, what does sleeping through the night actually mean? Some doctors and experts...

Surviving on no sleep

We all know that newborn babies don’t exactly sleep well, even those who love to sleep will need regular feeds and some struggle to settle, or have reflux, or just don’t sleep for any number of reasons.   There are lots of things you can do to gently...