Becoming a parent for the first time is the most fabulous and terrifying thing that will happen to you! Fabulous because you have a beautiful new baby, and terrifying because she doesn’t come with a handbook (or a volume control!)
While your ante-natal class will prepare you for the birth, what you really need to be prepared for is the first night at home with your baby. Your baby will start crying and may not fall asleep for hours! Once feeding is established, getting baby sleeping well quickly becomes the number one priority.
New parents are bombarded with contradictory advice......and don’t know what will help their baby sleep. Lots of parents choose to go with the flow and follow no advice, but sleep is too important to leave to chance!
Fortunately, there are a few simple guidelines that will help your baby settle more easily, sleep longer and sleep through the night sooner. A baby who gets plenty of sleep generally cries a lot less too.