Co-sleeping is an emotive topic and one that continues to divide opinion. Some parents swear by the age-old practice, yet others see it as unsafe. While there is an overwhelming amount of research on both sides of the fence, the jury is still out when it comes to a link between SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and safe co-sleeping. What we do know is, there is a right way to co-sleep, and a wrong way. If you are not aware of the safe co-sleeping guidelines, you could very well be unknowingly increasing your chances of SIDS. With this in mind we sat down with Julia Youll, Senior Child Health Nurse at Healthbay Poly Clinic. Here she talks us through how to co-sleep safely and what the benefits are.
When it comes to baby sleep there is one thing you can expect, the unexpected. Sorry to be the bringers of bad news, but every little human is different and as such, they’ll have different sleeping habits… some more challenging that others. Of course, there is always an array of people around to give you advice on how to send your cherub off to Snoozeville, and while some advice might be useful, there’s a lot of misinformation out there too. Here we set the record straight about some of the more common baby sleep myths.
Since landing on Planet Parenthood I’ve become more familiar with my bedside clock than I ever thought possible. Waking up bleary eyed to the LED display taunting me with nasty times like 3.58am and 5.02am has become a nightly occurrence and it is almost always accompanied the by the shrill sound of my baby daughter’s howl. While I love my little one very much, I must confess, I don’t want to see her every hour on the hour for an entire night, so with this in mind I decided to pick the brains of childcare expert and author Rachel Waddilove on how to help baby sleep through the night. Read on for her top 10 tips… Continue reading