Baby Sleep Articles

Oh, the irony of the two words, babies and sleep! With so much misinformation, it's no wonder there are so many confused and exhausted parents. BellyBelly is here to help with plenty of fantastic articles on gentle and loving ways to help your baby sleep - and you too!

Baby sleep tamers

Baby Sleep 'Tamers' - Recycling The Same Bad Advice Since 1913

Are you being seduced by the promises of secret tricks or methods that get your baby sleeping all night? You're likely being sold recycled info from 1913 or earlier! Read on and find out more.

Baby Sleep Experts Worth Following

6 Awesome Baby Sleep Experts Worth Following

The words 'baby sleep' and 'expert' will either make you cringe or bust open your wallet. In a growing market of baby sleep whisperers, here are 6 'experts' that are definitely worth following.

When baby sleeps

12 Things Mothers Really Do When Baby Sleeps

"Sleep when the baby sleeps!" is a common, frustrating piece of advice for new mothers. But what do mothers really do when the baby sleeps?

What to say to a sleep deprived parent

13 Great Things To Say To A Sleep Deprived Parent

Do you know a sleep deprived new parent? Here are 13 wise things to say to a sleep deprived parent.

babies and sleep

What A Cabinet Maker Taught Me About Babies And Sleep

What would a cabinet maker know about babies and sleep? Something which I haven't forgotten 12 years on.

sleep deprived parents

10 Things Not To Say To Sleep Deprived Parents

Know someone who has just had a baby? Here are 10 things NOT to say to sleep deprived parents.

The Co-Sleeping Debate and the Benefits of Infant-Parent Proximity

Many parents and parents-to-be love the idea of having their baby sleep close to them but have some fears around bed-sharing. So, what some of the benefits of close infant-parent proximity? What are some of the dangers that can be associated with bed-sharing?

How Much Sleep Does Your Baby Need?

How Much Sleep Does My Baby Need?

How much sleep does your baby need? As a new parent, you may be hoping for more than less! Find out how much sleep your baby needs.

Baby Sleeping Bags

Baby Sleeping Bags

Baby sleeping bags have become very popular baby items - but how do you choose the right baby sleeping bags? Sizes and togs explained!

Baby sleep options

5 Sleep Options For Your Baby - Where Will Your Baby Sleep?

Where will your baby sleep? There are plenty of options you can choose from! Here are 5 sleep options for your baby.

Baby waking up

Why Do Babies Wake Up So Much and So Often?

Curious as to why babies wake up so much and so often? It can be frustrating and tiring having a wakeful baby, especially when nothing seems to help. Here's an explanation on why babies wake frequently, from the world's leading expert on baby sleep.

Rolling Onto Baby While Co-Sleeping

Worried about rolling onto your baby while co-sleeping? Are you not co-sleeping due to safety concerns? World expert on co-sleeping, Professor James McKenna discusses issues around co-sleeping and rolling on a baby.

baby wake up

Why Does My Baby Wake Up When I Try To Put Him Down?

Finally baby has fallen asleep in your arms, so you want to put him down so you can go to the toilet or even feed yourself! But the second you put him down - wide awake! Why?! Read on...

Sleeping With Baby - Is It Safe To Sleep With My Baby?

Sleeping with baby - is it safe? If you are interested in sleeping with your baby or are worried about its safety, this is a must read article from the recognised world-leading authority on co-sleeping, Professor James McKenna.

Safe Cosleeping Tips

Sleeping With Baby - Safe Co-Sleeping Tips

Sleeping with your baby can be a beautiful, safe experience - SIDS is only more likely to occur if you sleep with your baby in an unsafe way.

Where should your baby sleep?

Where Should Your Baby Sleep? Deciding Where Baby Will Sleep

Wondering what the 'proper' sleep arrangements should be for your baby? Should there be some noise or no noise? Door open or closed?' Read on as baby sleep researcher, Dr James McKenna, answers these questions and more.

Baby sleep books

Baby Sleep Books - BellyBelly's Top 6 Books For Baby Sleep

Baby sleep is a booming industry, but here are no prerequisites for writing a baby sleep book. Here are BellyBelly's 6 top books for baby sleep.

Baby sleep tips

Baby Sleep: 15 Great Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Better

Need baby sleep help?! Pinky McKay has 15 great tips to help your baby (and you) sleep better.


Babywise: Warnings You Need To Know About Babywise

Are you wise to the Babywise book? Find out what you need to know before you start or continue the Babywise principles.

Controlled Crying

Controlled Crying - The Con Of Controlled Crying

Controlled crying - is it really worth it? The very principle that makes controlled crying 'work' that is of greatest concern: when controlled crying 'succeeds' in teaching a baby to fall asleep alone, it is due to a process that neurobiologist Bruce Perry calls the 'defeat response'.

Helping baby to sleep

15 Effective Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep

Need some ideas to help get your baby to sleep? These 15 great sleep tips are ideal for any baby an you can start using them now!

Infant Mental Health & Controlled Crying

The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health's concerns about controlled crying. They believe that it is not consistent with optimal emotional and psychological health, and may have unintended negative consequences.

Co-Sleeping: Is It Part Of Bonding?

Judging by my email box and the conversations I share with parents and health professionals, infant sleep has become a veritable industry. An industry, it seems, that is driven by fear, particularly the fear that if we dare to respond to little night howls with too many cuddles or, heaven forbid, cuddles in parental beds, our babies may never learn to sleep alone.

Benefits of cosleeping

Babies and Sleep: The Benefits of Cosleeping

Could you get more sleep by cosleeping with your baby? Read about the benefits of cosleeping.