You don't need to "sleep train" your child to improve their sleep. Often simple changes to their sleep environment and routine can have a huge impact on their sleeping habits.

1. Sleep Environment

Firstly, optimising your child's sleep environment is the first and easiest way to improve sleep.


Having a dark sleep environment allows your baby's body to convert serotonin into the sleep hormone melatonin. Too much light blocks the production of melatonin and signals to your baby’s brain that it is time to be awake.

The room should be an 8-9/10 on the scale of darkness - it should be so dark that you would struggle to see if your baby’s eyes are open or closed from a couple of metres away.

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