Make sure to tire out the baby so that they will sleep.
Do not overtire the baby or they won’t sleep.
Never wake a sleeping baby.
Wake your newborn at regular intervals for feeds.
Do not let your baby feed-to-sleep, as it will create a sleep association, which is bad.
Sing to your baby before they fall asleep.
Do not sing your baby to sleep, as it will create a sleep association, which is bad.
Sleep associations help your baby sleep.
A dummy can be a great comfort for a baby.
Dummies cause problems and should never be used.
A small blanket or soft toy in the cot can act as a comforter and help a baby resettle themselves.
Never put toys in the cot as they will stop a child from realising the cot is for sleeping rather than playing.
Use a night light so the baby can see where they are.
Babies must sleep in absolute darkness.
Feed the baby whenever they wake up.
Never reward a baby for waking in the night by feeding it.
If the baby wakes up from its nap early, pick it up right away.
Do not pick the baby up if they wake early, but just let them cry.
Never let a child cry themselves to sleep.
Leave the baby to cry for a set amount of time.
Let the baby cry as long as it is only protesting, not doing “emotional crying”.
The “controlled crying” method is terrible and harms babies.
There is no evidence that controlled crying harms babies.
Controlled crying is only recommended in infants over six months.
Change your baby if they wake up and have a wet or dirty nappy; that’s what will have woken them.
Never change a baby in the night.
Only change them if they have done a huge poo.
Breast-fed babies sleep just as well as bottle-fed babies.
Bottle-fed babies sleep better.
Breast-fed babies sleep better once they start on solids.
Neither solids nor formula will help your baby sleep better.
Start your baby on solids after four months, once they seem ready.
Do not start your baby on solids before they are six months old.
Potato is a good first vegetable to start babies on.
Potato is hard for babies to digest.