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Is it ok to wake a sleeping baby?

You may be told from your parents or grandparents that you should NEVER wake a sleeping baby.....this is simply not true. Yes it is OK to wake a sleeping baby.

Some babies thrive having lots of sleep in the day, however most babies respond well to a sleep routine. Having a nap schedule that suits you both can be a game changer when dealing with constant night wakings.

There are gentle ways to help encourage your little one to wake naturally, such as -

  • Letting daylight in their room, if they nap in their cot

  • Removing their sleeping bag or unzipping it to let fresh air gently wake them

  • If contact napping, then gently putting baby down next to you and wake them with a little cuddle, rub or kiss (this was my favourite way to wake my boys)

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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