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Different children have different sleep needs, habits and problems. Here are answers to 20 frequently asked questions about children's sleep.
A guide in pictures to teenage sleeping, with tips for helping teens, teenagers and adolescent children get to sleep, relax before bedtime, and wake up effectively.
01 Feb 2016... Baby sleep habits depend a fair bit on both temperament and sleep routines. This resource will explain baby sleep developments and provide advice.
This information sheet includes a checklist to ensure the safety of babies and children while sleeping.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including bonding with your baby aged 0 to 6 months, settling and calming your baby and developing a sleep routine.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns includes connecting with your toddler, recognising your toddler's tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment and bedtime routines for your toddler, helping your toddler sleep safely and moving your toddler from cot to bed.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns includes connecting with your preschooler, recognising your preschooler's tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment and bedtime routines for your preschooler, helping your preschooler sleep safely and moving your preschooler from cot to bed.
01 Mar 2021... Information about toddler sleep patterns and behaviours (1 to 2 years), toddler sleep rhythms at 1 to 2 years, settling your toddler at 1 to 2 years, toddlers and sleep regression, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
The bed rail resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a bed rail safely.
How to recognise when a child is ready to move from a cot to a bed, and how to make your home safe before the move.
01 Aug 2019... This factsheet is suitable for 1-15 year olds. It gives tips on how to sleep better and advice on what to do if worries and anxieties prevent the child from a good night's sleep.
01 Jun 2014... This short video demonstrates different ways to wrap or swaddle a newborn baby. Wrapping is soothing for some babies and can reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents) by keeping babies on their backs during sleep
01 Nov 2020... How to teach newborn babies to sleep using a flexible routine of feeding, sleeping and playing
01 Aug 2019... A guide to good sleep habits for children, teenagers and adults. Tips for getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough sleep.
About sleep problems in children and teens - trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking and bedwetting
14 Nov 2022... This resource answers some commonly asked questions about sleep, exercise and stress management. How can I help reduce stress? Tips for better sleep Tips for exercising to improve mental health
01 Mar 2021... Information about sleep for newborns, including newborn sleep patterns and behaviours, newborn sleep rhythms, newborn sleep cycles, settling your newborn, feeding your newborn, newborns communicating by crying, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Mar 2021... Information about sleep for babies 3 to 6 months, including baby sleep patterns and behaviours at 3 to 6 months, baby sleep rhythms at 3 to 6 months, settling your baby at 3 to 6 months, feeding your baby at 3 to 6 months, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Mar 2023... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including looking after yourself, strategies to help your baby sleep and settle, helping your baby sleep with parental presence, helping your baby sleep by camping out and controlled comforting.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including settling your baby (6 to 12 months), recognising your baby’s tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment for your baby, creating bedtime routines, feeding, playing, sleeping and your baby.
01 Mar 2023... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including looking after yourself, strategies to help your toddler sleep and settle, helping your toddler sleep with parental presence, helping your toddler sleep by camping out and with bedtime fading, controlled comforting and moving your toddler from cot to bed.
01 Aug 2017... CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a type of respiratory support therapy used to overcome the obstruction of the airways. It involves the use of a CPAP mask and machine. The CPAP machine uses air pressure to keep the airways open during sleep.
This fact sheet explains how to care for and maintain your child's CPAP/Bi-level mask.
01 Aug 2019... When you can spot tired signs in babies and kids, you can get them to sleep more easily. Here's how to spot tired signs and settle your child
Poster with information on how to sleep baby in a safe cot in parents' room for the first 6- 12 months of life.
01 Jun 2014... This short video shows how to reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents). It also includes tips on safe sleeping, sleeping baby on back, sleeping baby at the end of the cot, avoiding a flat head, and sleeping arrangements. It highlights the importance of providing a smoke-free sleeping environment for your baby.
Reduce SUDI and SIDS risk by sleeping babies on their backs, creating a safe sleeping environment and breastfeeding if you can.
01 Mar 2016... A translated resource with information about ways to sleep better for residents, families and carers.
Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It's no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well they learn.
01 Sep 2021... Techniques to help your child relax and get a good night's sleep. Suitable for 5-8 years.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preschooler sleep patterns and behaviours (3 to 5 years), preschoolers and night-time fears, settling your preschooler at 3 to 5 years, creating a positive sleep environment for your preschooler, preschoolers and night-time bedwetting, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
The aim of this booklet - 'A Practical Guide: About A good night's sleep' is to assist people get a better night's sleep.
Tummy time is important to help prevent flat spots on a baby's head.
01 Mar 2021... Information about toddler sleep patterns and behaviours (2 to 3 years), toddler sleep rhythms at 2 to 3 years, settling your toddler at 2 to 3 years, moving your toddler from cot to bed, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Aug 2017... Bi-Level therapy (or BiPAP) is a type of breathing support that assists your child's ability to breathe. It involves the use of a mask and a Bi-Level machine. The Bi-level machine delivers pressure via the mask to the airway and lungs. This opens the airways to allow normal breathing to occur.
25 Jun 2021... About persistent sleep problems in children and teens - insomnia, sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and delayed sleep phase.
This brochure lists six ways to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy.
01 Jan 2023... Psychological tips and strategies on how to make your sleep better, including information on how much sleep you need, sleep stages and good sleeping habits.
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