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How your baby sleeps is a concern for most parents.  Caught between the perceived society norm of a "good" baby who sleeps long stretches, and the reality of a young baby who wakes frequently and needs help getting back to sleep, we're often confused as to what is normal, or if our baby has a sleep problem.  This workshop will look at the ideas behind the perceived norm of how a baby sleeps and what the research says about how a baby sleeps.  It looks at the expected sleeping pattern for a newborn and how this changes over the first year.  It looks at what happens during sleep, and the reason a baby sleeps as it does, and how we can manage the sleep disruption best for a newborn.  As the baby gets older we look at where and how babies get most sleep, and what the research says about how parents get more rest as well. 

This workshop will cover the following:

  • What is normal sleep for a baby?
  • What are they programmed to expect?
  • Where, how, and how long do babies sleep? 
  • What is a safe sleeping environment?
  • How much does this differ from baby to baby?
  • What kind of sleep progression can you expect over the first year?
  • How do parents of young babies sleep?
  • How do parents expectations of baby sleep affect their sleep and health?
  • What can cause extra waking?
  • How can we improve sleep?  (for both parents and babies)

This program is available either as a workshop or as a webinar. If you are a professional / breastfeeding support group / parenting group and would like to run the workshop for your group, please contact me.  

Webinar (1.8 L-CERPS)

The webinar is just under 2 hrs and includes all of the information covered in the workshop.

The webinar is viewed via YouTube and available to you for 10 days.  You will receive a link by email within 24 hrs of purchase.  The email will be an automated mail from Google/YouTube so you may need to check your spam folder. If you don't receive an email please contact me.

For health professionals wishing to collect CERPS:

1.8 L-CERPS are available for the webinar.  When purchasing the webinar please select that you want CERPS in the dropdown below.  Within 24 hrs of purchase you should receive an email with a 10 question multiple choice test based on information covered.  After watching the webinar please send the completed questionnaire to with a subject line of "Baby Sleep CERPS questionnaire". The CERPS certificate will be emailed to you.

Pay for the webinar via PayPal.

Price: £10.50.

Important Information

All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only. Online information cannot replace an in-person consultation with a qualified, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your health care provider. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.