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The right conditions for your baby to sleep well. Courtesy of Little Routines

Baby in cot
baby lead on his back

So much information is available that it can all seem quite daunting. Below I have set out some of the main points for you to consider when settling your baby to bed.

  • A nursery that is safe, calm and friendly. Soft toys, books and wall stickers can make the room welcoming and fun.
  • The nursery should be well ventilated, with a temperature of between 16 and 20 degrees centigrade.
  • Low lighting and blackout blinds will give the right sleep associations for your baby.
  • Put in place a good bedtime routine. Be consistent so your baby knows what to expect and what is expected of him or her.
  • Your baby's cot should have a well supporting mattress. It is lovely to receive a cot from a friend or be given one that has been handed down through the family. However, you should replace the mattress. This is important for the health and safety of your little one.
  • Here at Baby Mattresses Online you can purchase a mattress for any size cot. You will find all the information you require to order the right mattress for your baby.
  • Avoid cot bumpers and toys in the cot until your baby is older. This will prevent accidents from occurring.
  • Your baby does not need lots of layers of clothing and blankets to sleep well.
  • Light cotton fabrics are best. Babies are unable to regulate their own body temperature for about the first year so it is important not to overheat them.
  • We all want and need a good nights sleep. Help your little one to have a good nights sleep by creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment.
  • Along with regular, good, daytime feeds this will help your baby drift off into the land of nod.

I can help you create the right environment for your baby, so please do get in touch.

Sleep well. Sweet dreams.

Gillian Stewart.
Little Routines.


22nd May 2015, 9:13
Page updated 5th Oct 2015, 13:25
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