If you've read all the books, tried all the traditional tricks and your darling baby still isn't going to sleep, you might feel like you're fighting a losing battle. And just like any battle, it's tough to fight when you're sleep deprived.
If this is all ringing too true, we're here to help.
Cara Popping, founder of Shop Snooze, talks to The Natural Parent Magazine about the inspiration behind her business and her hopes and dreams for the future. I am incredibly passionate about sleep, having had two babies and experienced the stages of poor sleep that come with having young children.
We all know how important it is to have the right environment to get a good night’s sleep and of course it is just the same for babies - if they're too hot or too cold they're not going to sleep well. The SmartSnugg baby sleeping system helps you to understand and control your child's sleeping temperature.
You hear your baby stirring in their room next door, the temperature has dropped and you think they're cold. You don't want to put blankets on them because you've read about that being dangerous, but putting them in a warmer sleeping bag would mean waking them up!
No matter what kind of super-parent you might be you are still going to need some sleep and when you sleep you're not able to keep an eye on your baby's temperature or position. Young babies just don't sleep for long periods yet,when you sleep you need it to be high quality sleep.
Worried about overheating your child AND worried about them being too cold? This is a very common problem that most parents face. Experts tell us about the dangers of overheating our children, but until now nobody has really had a practical solution to monitor and manage the temperature within the sleeping bag.
Swaddling is a brilliant tool to help your newborn feel safe and secure, along with hampering their startle reflex, to improve the quality of their sleep. However, there comes a time when weaning off the swaddle becomes necessary due to age, or developmental changes include increased mobility.
Newborns can be such unpredictable little beings, one day sleeping for long periods, other days just catnapping their way through the day. While this is frustrating, it's very very normal! Around the 12 week mark things start to change, but until then, here are some tips to help.