ergoPouch Sleep Blog - Tips to Help Baby & Toddlers Sleep

Raising a little human isn't easy. From well-meaning friends, to experts and baby brands comes a slew of advice and information, some of it misleading and some downright dangerous.
ergoPouch work with experts in the field of sleep solutions to offer your family no-nonsense help and support along your sleep journey from birth to five years. If there is a topic that we haven’t covered and you would like some advice, please let us know.

Supporting your little one's sleep and routine while travelling

Travelling with a baby or toddler can be nerve-wracking. Especially when it comes to maintaining their precious sleep and routine – the two things you’ve likely worked so hard to perfect and get right. Many parents (possibly you) worry that making sleep and routine work while travelling will be all too hard. Some end up feeling like they shouldn’t even bother with trips or holidays, and trust me; I’ve been there too on many occasions when my children were little. Making it all work is possible and so worth it. With knowledge, a little planning and preparation and a positive mindset, your baby or child can continue their familiar routine and sleep well during your travel and while you’re on holidays too.

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A quick guide to common toddler and preschooler sleep challenges

Sleep challenges in children can literally be a nightmare (pardon the pun!) for parents. Handling the endless requests to quench that sudden thirst that seems to emerge just as you’ve left their bedroom each night, or even managing the behaviours in the lead up to bedtime – is exhausting for parents. However, this is a battle worth pursuing. Sleep has a significant impact on a child’s development and behaviour.

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10 ways to encourage independence in your toddler and preschooler

The toddler and preschool developmental periods are a time of huge change for children. The brain undergoes significant growth, and these little people are continuously learning about the world and their place in it. Children of this age group will naturally start gaining independence, which is important to encourage as it allows them to develop a sense of security and confidence. If you’re searching for ways to have your littlie feeling a bit more independent, try some of these tips…

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5 ways to help your toddler get more sleep

You’ve probably heard the term ‘sleep hygiene’ – and wondered what it means and how it applies to toddler and preschool sleep habits. Sleep hygiene is all about the practices that are necessary to have healthy and quality night-time sleep. If you’ve got a littlie who is struggling with getting to sleep at night, try these tried and tested sleep hygiene tips for children.

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How to Ease into Daylight Saving with a Baby or Toddler

We've reached that time of year where the nights are lighter, and the sun is setting late (hello summer, and balmy nights ahead!). This time change is a crowd-pleaser, we technically lose an extra hour of sleep but we gain summer!

While moving the clock forward one hour is something that makes us sleepy for a couple of days, our adult bodies adjust to the change reasonably quick.

 

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Sleep on the go with Dr Golly

To celebrate the launch of our Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet, we sat down with our friend Dr Golly to chat about sleeping on the go. Dr Golly (Dr Daniel Golshevsky) is a Melbourne-based paediatrician and father of three. Specialising in unsettled babies and poor sleep, Dr Golly developed this program through his work with thousands of babies over a decade of practice. 

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In Conversation with Dr Golly

To celebrate Father's Day, we sat down with our friend Dr Golly to chat about Dad and the non-birthing parent's role in a newborn’s life. Dr Golly (Dr Daniel Golshevsky) is a Melbourne-based paediatrician and father of three. Specialising in unsettled babies and poor sleep, Dr Golly developed this program through his work with thousands of babies over a decade of practice. With a focus on empowering parents and protecting mothers, Dr Golly turns up the volume of that innate parental instinct to maximise parents' understanding of their baby's cues and bring everyone closer to a full night's sleep.

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Made in Australia: Say hello to our new organic Bodywear Collection

Our hugely popular Bodywear collection is a classic line up of bodysuit and singlet basics in organic rib cotton, for newborns – 5 years, now in FIVE new colours to bring comfort AND style to your mini’s sleep-drobe. Designed to be worn under your babe’s Layers or PJ’s for extra warmth during sleep, we guarantee you’ll love these so much you’ll want extra for daywear too.

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Top Tips for Transitioning from Cot to Bed

Is it time, or is it not time? That is the question, so many parents are asking when it comes to transitioning their toddler from cot to bed. 

It can be a nerve-wracking time knowing that your child is about to leave the safe confines of their cot to a big bed, where they have the freedom to get out, roam and explore their room and possibly the whole house.  

Here are my TOP SIX TIPS to help you navigate this time and ensure a smooth, seamless transition for all. 

 

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