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Understanding Sleep

Sleep choices for your baby: Understanding your options

Sleep is one of the most precious commodities and if you ask any new parent what their number one battle with a newborn is (apart from trying to remember what day of the week it is), they’ll probably tell you it’s the elusive world of baby sleep.  When it comes to sleep, there is no one-size-fits-all approach because every baby is different. But being informed and doing your research will empower you to make the...

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Safe Sleep

What the TOG?! Understanding TOG ratings and layering for sleep in winter

Ensuring your little one is dressed properly for bed can be an art form. Are they too hot? Too cold? Are they comfortable enough? Because our babies aren’t able to tell us how they’re feeling, we have to do the guesswork for them and it’s even harder in the cooler months to make sure you get the balance just right.  If they sleep through the night (can we get a hell yeah 👏), you’ll do...

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8 reasons your baby might be refusing sleep

Let’s face it, when you become a parent there’s little that dictates your life more than sleep. Not only do baby nap times provide parents with those cherished gaps in the day to get across housework, catch up on admin, prepare a meal or even catch some zzz’s themselves… baby’s nighttime sleep directly affects their parent’s sleep – and consequently their wellbeing. If you know, you know. If your baby is struggling to settle for...

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The 10 most commonly asked baby sleep questions – answered!

When it comes to being a new parent, we all share one thing in common: a preoccupation with sleep. Most of us have heard of those babies who are born as sleeping angels, somehow requiring little-to-no guidance. Conversely, we also all know about the horror sleep stories, whereby a 12-month-old baby is continuing to wake several times a night, causing immense sleep deprivation and stress among its parents.  Kiindred’s Mothercraft nurse (and baby whisperer) Chris...

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5 reasons your baby is suddenly waking during the night…

It can be quite a rude shock having your baby start to wake up during the night when they have previously been a good sleeper! You’ve no doubt worked hard on getting them into a good routine and enjoyed those extra few extra Zzs for yourself, only to suddenly be woken up by a tiny little voice in the middle of the night. While each child’s situation (or reason) will be unique, there are generally...

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Sleep Development

What is the difference between resettling and self-settling?

There are usually a lot of questions around the difference between resettling and self-settling methods. A lot of people will claim that it is unnatural and inhumane to leave your baby to cry, but this is often a misunderstanding with the expectations or interpretation of the techniques. Developmentally, your little one will start waking more easily and will need your help during this time to support them in going back to sleep. In order to...

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Safe Sleep

Understanding safe sleep for babies

Recently, a CPR Kids follower contacted us with concerns over certain sleep-aiding products available in the market. These products come with promises such as “long sleep” or “safe sleep” for babies when in actual fact...

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Sleep Behaviour

Introducing your baby to an evening routine

Implementing a consistent evening routine will benefit everyone in the family. Not only does this give your little one predictability as they get older, but it will also give you a point in the day to work towards – so that everyone knows what to expect! An ‘evening routine’ will be something that you carry through to the toddler years and beyond. So starting this from an early age is a great way to set...

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