My Top Sleep Tips For Infants

Updated: Mar 9, 2020


6-18 months

Here are a few tips to help everyone get a better nights sleep...

1. Always place baby on their back to sleep.

2. Place your baby in the "feet to foot" position – with their feet touching the end of the cot, moses basket, or pram.

3. Try to ensure baby's room is decluttered, not too much noise (unless using white noise) and no bright lights.

4. Make the room temperature between 16C to 20C, with light bedding or a lightweight baby sleeping bag.

5. Maintain a regular feeding and napping routine during the day.

6. Focus on effective feeding/adequate nutrition i.e. when weaning from 6 months.

7. Daytime Naps - At this age babies should be having between 2-4 naps per day, lasting 1-2 hours.

8. Practise putting your baby down awake. Avoid feeding or rocking them to sleep.

9. Be aware of any developmental changes so you can adapt schedule/sleep.

10. Evening routine. This can be very simple. Make bath time relaxing, a nice baby massage after bath can be lovely too.

It is VERY important to have all the information regarding SIDS when it comes to infants sleep. Check out my blog post explaining what you need to know about SIDS or the NHS website.

Find out more about Sleep by Alexandra

Sleep by Alexandra helps your family sleep better so you can enjoy more time together. Alexandra Collingbourne is a sleep consultant specialising in safe, holistic methods of getting your baby, toddler or young child to sleep in a way that empowers parents to live better, happier and with more energy. Specialist postnatal depression & anxiety support is also available for those who need it.

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