All mums want when the clocks go back this weekend is an extra hour’s sleep …nothing fancy, no novel writing or ‘me’ time, just a bit of shut eye.
In a poll we carried out we asked mums of young children how they would spend an extra hour when the clocks go back on October 28th, sleep came out on top – especially for mums of children under one.
Although extra sleep was the overwhelming answer, other responses included home admin, reading a book, having a bath and family time cuddling in bed.
It’s well known that when babies and toddlers sleep so do their parents – so here are our Top 5 Sleep Tips to help babies sleep soundly throughout the night.
- Buy a quality mattress. We all sleep better when we’re comfortable and properly supported.
- The best position for your child to sleep is on their back, with their feet to the foot of the cot
- Remember every baby is different, try not to compare with other babies‘ sleep schedules
- Try to make sure the temperature of where your baby is sleeping is between 16-20oC, with 18 oC being ideal
- Don’t worry about tip-toeing around your baby when they are sleeping, it’s good for them to sleep with white noise.