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One of the biggest challenges for new parents is getting used to the changes that a baby will bring to their night-time routine. A leaflet, designed to offer helpful, practical advice on coping at night has been produced by UNICEF. It covers getting some rest, night feeding, safe sleeping environments and helping baby to settle.

Click here for more information (Unicef Caring at Night PDF).

Sleep is one of the topics that new parents have a lot of questions about. Although we all know that the first few months with a baby will involve disrupted nights, our expectations for how long this lasts, and our understanding of how normal infant sleep develops, can be unclear or unrealistic, and comments from others can be worrying. The following website provides great resources on sleep information.

Infant Sleep Information Source website

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby where no cause is found. While SIDS is rare, it can still happen and there are steps parents can take to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring. Click here for the Lullaby Trust’s leaflet for information.