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Some sample baby sleep routines for babies and toddlers

Routines are a controversial topic for new mums. Some swear by rigid routines, while others are happy to go with the flow. Regardless of your position, one important aspect for healthy consistent sleep is a pre-bedtime routine. One study of more than 10,000 children across Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., found that a bedtime routine was consistently associated with better sleep outcomes. These babies, toddlers, and kids tended to go to bed earlier, spend a shorter amount of time falling asleep, wake up fewer times through the night and sleep longer overall. A pre-bedtime routine does not need to be complicated. It may involve a combination of quiet play time, a bath, some books,...

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Choosing the right sleeping bag for your baby

What is a baby sleeping bag? ​​Even the tiniest baby moves around in their sleep, meaning any bedding like blankets slip down, leaving babies cold and more prone to waking frequently.  For someone uninitiated, a baby sleeping bag / sleep sack / sleep bag helps solve this problem. A sleeping bag is a wearable blanket that allows movement and comfort without the risk of the baby kicking off its blankets during the night. They are easy to use, fast to put on, and the perfect solution for keeping your baby covered and cosy all night long. Benefits of using a baby sleeping bag While it’s tempting to use the cute crocheted blanket your grandmother knitted you or a large duvet...

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