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Some babies are terrific sleepers; others not so much … and some babies just need a bit of help to reach their full sleep potential. Sleep School is designed to give parents all the tools you need to help your baby sleep better. 

Sleep School connects parents with sleep experts and, through a booked online one-on-one session, provides specific advice that will help you tackle the particular baby sleep challenges that are keeping you up at night. 

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Jo Ryan

Sleep consultant

About Jo

Best for:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Introducing routines
  • Feeding
  • Toilet training
  • Toddler behaviour

Suited for:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

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Karina Lane

Parenting coach

About Karina

Best for:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Introducing routines
  • Gentle parenting techniques
  • Emotion coaching and resilience
  • Parental wellbeing

Suited for:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

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Chris Minogue

Mothercraft nurse

About Chris

Best for:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Introducing routines
  • Bringing new
    siblings home
  • Feeding
  • Toilet training
  • Toddler behaviour

Suited for:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

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Your baby's sleep basics - 0-6 months

newborn baby sleeping

newborn - 8 weeks

Sleep facts about your baby
  • Adult sleep cycle lasts around 90 minutes, but a baby's cycle is much shorter, lasting 20 to 50 minutes.
  • Babies lapse into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep - also called active sleep - almost as soon as they doze off and they spend much more time in this REM sleep than adults do.
  • Active sleep is thought to boost brain development and optimise oxygen levels - which it's suggested may help protect against SIDS.

View your newborn - 8 weeks baby sleep routine

2 month old baby sleeping in mother's arms

8 - 16 weeks 

Sleep facts about your baby
  • During pregnancy, a mother’s circadian rhythm and melatonin governs her growing baby’s night-day cycles and optimises baby’s development.  But after baby is born, they have to learn how to do this all by themselves – and it can take some time! 
  • Babies who sleep less than their cohort usually self-correct their sleep habits as they grow older.
  • During the first six months of life, the most significant developments in sleep organisation happen - during this time, babies are hard at work learning how to sleep.

View your 8 - 16 weeks baby sleep routine

baby asleep in cot

16 - 24 weeks

Sleep facts about your baby
  • Babies under 6 months don't have the brain function which inhibits the movement of muscles in their arms and legs during sleep. This is why they can wriggle around a LOT during sleep. In their second 6 months of life, the brain begins to develop this function. 
  • Babies in active sleep may even open their eyes and appear to be awake. But they are actually still dozing! 
  • Babies’ sleep cycles contain plenty of non-dreaming, restorative deep sleep. This sort of sleep begins to decline in the teenage years. 

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About Sleep School

Sleep School combines qualified experts, the latest research and real-life experience to help parents develop a sleep routine that suits their baby, their lifestyle and their own unique approach to parenting.

Covering everything from sleep regression and cat-napping, to wakeful nights and cluster feeding, Sleep School’s one-on-one baby sleep consultations can untangle these challenges — and many others — to arm tired parents with strategies designed to turn things around.

Sleep School provides answers, information, support, and compassionate, practical advice during one of life’s biggest transformations - becoming a parent.

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If you have questions or would like assistance to book a session with one of our experts, please contact us at  experts@babyology.com.au