Sleep Advice & Support 

Welcome to our Sleep Advice.

We're here to help with free information, advice and support. On this page you will find links to our advice pages and articles.

We offer New Zealand's most comprehensive online baby sleep support service, it's free for any parent to access at anytime.

We have a team of expert Sleep Coaches, who are ready to help you on our Facebook Groups, by email or here with our articles. We are called Sleep Coaches rather than consultants, as we're here to support and guide you to decide what is best for YOUR family.

Directly below you can see all our latest videos. Click the playlist button to skip and find videos.

Since 2006 we've help thousands of families find the sleep solutions they need. Let us know how we can help your family.

The Sleep Coach team xxx

 

 

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Your precious bundle has finally arrived after 9 long months. But she cries all the time, catnaps for 30 minutes, likes to party all night!!! No-one told you it would be like this....

Welcome to our Newborn sleep information pages. We have loads to articles to help you adjust to life with a newborn, and help you all get as much sleep as possible.

We are Happiest Baby educators and are strong advocates for the settling techniques developed by Dr Harvey Karp. His wonderful 5 Ss will help switch off your baby's crying and turn on her 'calming reflex'.....listen to the serenity!

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Your tiny precious bundle is 3 months old...you've survived the first 3 months of newborn insanity!  We all know that newborns wake a lot in the night, but over the 3 to 6 months stage you may be keen to build great sleep habits and slowly encourage longer stretches of night sleep.

A lot of questions come up during this stage, particularly around when you can drop night feeds and how to encourage your baby to sleep through the night.  Some babies still need several night feeds and others are happy with just a dreamfeed....all babies are different and never more so than during this amazing stage!

Catnapping can be a huge cause of stress for parents during this stage, it can feel you are spending your entire day either settling baby for a nap or trying to get baby to resettle.

We hope you find our information on this stage useful and that you find tips that fit well with your parenting philosophy.

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Your baby is growing up, she's not a newborn any more! By 6 months, a lot of parents are absolutely shattered and are feeling a desperate need for more sleep.

You've come to the right place, we have lots of information to help you encourage your baby to sleep longer and lots of techniques so you can find something that fits your parenting philosophy.

Your baby may have been sleeping through and have started waking a lot again.....this is super common for babies over 5 months, we have all the info you need.

 

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We frequently hear from parents of children aged between 9-18 months as this is a time of significant development and transition for wee ones, which can have a huge impact on their sleep.

No longer an infant but not quite a toddler, the 9-18 month age bracket is often a period of disruption and new challenges.

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This section has useful articles that cover babies from about 4 months up to 18 months.  You'll find our most popular articles on Teaching your Baby to Self Settle, Why is my Baby Waking & holiday sleep info. Plus tips like how long should baby be sleeping and our popular Sleep Plan.

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Toddlers love to test the boundaries and bedtime is no exception! It's really common for parents to battle wit their toddler over every aspect of sleep....bedtime battles, staying in their own bed all night, not waking up the whole family at 5am.  Not to mention the stress that afternoon naps can cause!  

We have a long list of articles on all aspects of toddler sleep - tried and tested solutions to make sleep less of an issue for your family!

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This section had lots of article that related to children of all ages, including pre-schoolers and older children. It's where we put all the handy articles we have written that don't specifically fit under the sleep by age categories.

We have lots of tips to inspire fabulous bedrooms, information about bedwetting and even an essential guide to toilet training.

And if there is a burning parenting topic we haven't yet covered, let us know and we'll get right onto it.

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While our focus is on providing comprehensive information on all aspect of children's sleep, we also have articles on a wide range of other parenting topics.

 

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Exciting times ahead! Congratulations on your impending arrival - life will never be the same again.

We have a small number of carefully selected articles for you in this section. We know from personal experience you'll be thinking about birth....but have a little read to see what lies ahead and to make some decisions about what you need and where your baby will sleep once they arrive.

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Buying Guides at The Sleep Store 

Our buying guides will give you an introduction to each category, help you choose the best option for your needs and show you ways to get the most out of it. 

You'll also find links to detailed information on specific products as well trouble-shooting guides and more.

We have thousands of products in stock and available for delivery at any one time. Choosing the right product can be tricky with our rather extensive range, so we have lots of information to cover the frequently asked questions.

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