Podcast Episode #196

5 Tips To Prepare Expecting Parents For Newborn Sleep

Let's Sleep Baby

Introduction to Jasmin from Let’s Sleep, a baby sleep consultant from Melbourne

Meet Jazz, a seasoned baby and toddler sleep consultant with a decade of experience as a midwife and maternal and child health nurse. Hailing from Melbourne, Jazz, a mother herself, shares her insights to help expecting parents navigate the intricacies of newborn sleep.

Let's Sleep Baby

Habits and Newborn Sleep

Jazz kicks off with a reassuring message—there are no bad habits when it comes to newborn sleep. Parents are encouraged to let go of guilt and comparisons, understanding that each baby is unique and so are their sleep patterns.

Prioritising Parents Needs When It Comes to Newborn Sleep

In this section of the podcast, Jazz advocates for the well-being of parents. She stresses the importance of prioritising self-care, even in small ways, to maintain a healthy balance and effectively meet the needs of both parents and the newborn.

The Importance of Awake Windows with Newborn Sleep

Jazz introduces the concept of awake windows, providing a practical guide for parents to understand how long their newborn can stay awake before needing another nap. Emphasising flexibility, she highlights that awake windows are helpful tools, not strict rules.

Darkness and Baby Sleep

Delving into the sleep environment, Jazz discusses the significance of darkness for a baby’s sleep. She recommends creating a dark sleep space to align with the natural production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, after three weeks of age.

Importance of Wind-Down Routine

The final tip focuses on the significance of establishing a consistent wind-down routine right from birth. Jazz shares simple yet effective routines for naps and bedtime, emphasising the role of these rituals in signalling to the baby that sleep is approaching.

Let’s Sleep provides invaluable tips for expecting parents to navigate the nuances of newborn sleep. From embracing flexibility to prioritising self-care, Jazz’s insights empower parents to foster healthy sleep habits and create a nurturing sleep environment for their little ones.

** This podcast has general information only. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.

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