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Baby sleep: solving sleep problems

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    Baby sleep problems: when, why and how to handle them

    Baby sleep problems usually involve babies not settling or waking at night. This can be hard to deal with, but there are practical strategies that can help.

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    Sleep and settling help for babies and toddlers

    Having problems with toddler and baby sleep and settling? Read how professionals can help with baby sleep, and find out where to get the help you need.

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    Sleep needs for babies

    How much sleep do babies need? If your baby seems content, she’s probably getting enough sleep. If you’re concerned, track your baby’s sleep for a week.

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    Baby waking and settling problems: causes

    Problems getting baby to sleep and settle? If you know what causes baby settling and sleep problems, you can work out what to do. This article explains.

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    Changing your baby’s sleep patterns

    Baby sleep patterns can affect your whole family. Our step-by-step guide explains how to change your baby’s sleep patterns so everyone gets more sleep.

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    Baby sleep problems guide: scientific evidence

    How can you be sure that our guide to solving baby sleep problems really works? Because it’s based on scientific research. This article explains.

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    Controlled comforting

    Controlled comforting (controlled crying) is a baby sleep strategy. You comfort and settle baby then walk away, so baby gets used to settling without you.

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    Positive bedtime routines

    A bedtime routine can make it easier to get your baby or young child into bed and off to sleep. Start 20 minutes before it’s time for bed. Read more.

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    Camping out: baby and child sleep strategy

    Are you having problems with baby sleep and settling? Is your toddler waking at night? Camping out might help. Try this step-by-step guide.

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    Teaching dummy independence

    Dummy independence is when babies can put their dummies in by themselves. This helps if your baby uses a dummy to settle. You can teach dummy independence.

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