Updated 22 January 2015

Sleepless in the nursery

Are you struggling to get your infant to sleep through the night? Here's help.

Are you struggling to get your infant to sleep through the night?

If so, try the following:
  • Put your baby in the crib before he falls asleep in your arms.
  • Don't let daytime naps last longer than three hours at a time.
  • Maintain a two-hour interval between daytime feedings.
  • When your baby wakes during the night, try soothing him back to sleep before offering a feeding. If this doesn't work and your infant is truly hungry, make the feeding as quick and unentertaining as possible.
  • Avoid having your baby sleep in your bed. Babies who get used to sleeping with their parents will not want to move to their own beds.


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