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...

Help! We broke the baby!

When I knocked on the door I could already hear a baby crying. Well, babies do cry occasionally so that wouldn’t necessarily be too telling but when a totally exhausted Dad answered the door I knew that this crying wasn’t a new thing. “I’m so...

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...

When white noise woke my baby

If you’ve read anything about baby sleep, on forums or blogs, you have probably seen people recommend white noise to help babies sleep. You would almost get the idea that you just have to turn on a fan, download an app or buy a special cuddly toy, and your baby...

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...