The Sleep of Angels

There’s nothing more peaceful than the sight of a sleeping baby. On the other hand, there’s nothing more exhausting than the torture of sleep deprivation! Understanding your baby's sleep pattern is crucial to your wellbeing and your baby’s development.

Wake, feed, sleep. Wake, feed, sleep. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? But unless your baby manages to adopt this cyclical pattern and learns to self settle early on, you could be in for a bit of a marathon. Sleeping and settling preoccupies most parents in the first few months after their baby gets home. Much has been written on the topic and a whole industry has grown around sleep coaching. Here we find out more.


If you’re having trouble settling your baby, you may need some extra help. Here we provide information to help you manage your child's sleeping and settling in a way that you feel comfortable with and which is consistent with your family values. The first step is to try different methods of settling your baby before investigating further what the problem is. If nothing seems to work and you’re at your wits end, don’t despair, there are professional organisations that can help you.