You’ve probably heard the term ‘sleep hygiene’ – and wondered what it means and how it applies to toddler and preschool sleep habits. Sleep hygiene is all about the practices that are necessary to have healthy and quality night-time sleep. If you’ve got a toddler or preschool child who refuses to sleep or is struggling to sleep enough at night, try these tried and tested sleep hygiene tips for children.
ergoPouch Sleep Blog - Tips to Help Baby & Toddlers Sleep
Raising a little human isn't easy. From well-meaning friends, to experts and baby brands comes a slew of advice and information, some of it misleading and some downright dangerous.
ergoPouch work with experts in the field of sleep solutions to offer your family no-nonsense help and support along your sleep journey from birth to five years. If there is a topic that we haven’t covered and you would like some advice, please let us know.
The toddler and preschool developmental periods are a time of huge change for children. The brain undergoes significant growth, and these little people are continuously learning about the world and their place in it. Children of this age group will naturally start gaining independence, which is important to encourage as it allows them to develop a sense of security and confidence. If you’re searching for ways to have your child feeling a bit more independent, try some of these tips…
Summer is just around the corner! Which means carefree days at the beach, pool-side BBQ's, ice cream sundaes, and sun tired little ones... We all know that afeeling after a full day in the sun - pure happiness and utter exhaustion. For many reasons, the sun can really take it out of you! Here are a few tips to make sure your littles stay cool, comfortable and protected during the summer heat as well as how ergoPouch can help support your sleep during summer.
Need help on what TOG, style and/or size is right for bub? Not only do we aim to take the guesswork out of choosing the right sleeping garment for your baby through our ‘Help Me Choose’ section on our website, but we are also always here to help answer any questions, as well as to help guide and support you through your little one's sleep journey with our Customer Service/Sleep Concierge.
Sunday marked the start of daylight saving time. And, if you’re like most parents everywhere, Sunday also marked the beginning of a nightmare week (or several) of bedtime shenanigans from your children. A handful of you very, on-the-ball, organized, planner-types probably started moving your child’s bedtime 10-15 minutes later every day before the time change happened
We are so proud to partner with Babylist to help expecting parents curate their perfect baby registry gift list. We love that Babylist takes a lot of the stress away in preparation for your baby, their aim is to connect expecting parents with the best & most reliable babywear in the industry and simplify the journey with personalized and unbiased support for all parents. You can now add ergoPouch products to your Babylist registry directly from the ergoPouch website from every product page!
The reason there are so many myths is that often information is the result of caring people who have had similar situations and want to share their experiences. Unfortunately, though, not all babies are the same and something that worked for one baby, may not be appropriate for another. Additionally, the world of baby sleep attracts marketing of ideas and products and some will promote anything to parents if it makes money. Even if the information is not based on research or on entire disciplines of study, they are still offered to parents as a ‘fix’. Sadly this leaves desperate parents being offered information that is either inappropriate for them or their baby. This information is derived from a body of knowledge that specializes in the welfare of infants and their families, aimed at supporting health and wellbeing.
Here are the facts so you can make your own informed decision. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviewed numerous studies and reports on infant tragic sleep events and came up with the following recommendations. They apply especially within the first 6 months and up to 12 months of age. According to the AAP, the safest place for babies to sleep is: on their own sleep surface (i.e. in their own bassinet, crib etc) within sensory range of the parent (i.e. within range to hear, smell and be aware of the parent).
There are so many studies that claim to prove the number of hours a baby should sleep. But these studies vary on what the exact number should be. The fact is, as humans, we don’t conform to an exact science - we’re all different. That’s the very reason there will be variations in what the research tells us and variation in how much your baby will sleep.
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