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Is it safe to swaddle a baby?

Thursday 20 February 2020

During pregnancy, your baby is tightly held inside for nine months, so it makes sense that creating this same feeling after birth will help your baby to feel safe and secure. Swaddling has been shown to help babies sleep as it replicates that same feeling of being in the womb. Swaddling also helps to reduce […]

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Help! My Baby Won’t Sleep Without A Swaddle! Katie Hilton – Expert Midwife & Health Visitor

Monday 27 January 2020

Many new parents choose to use a swaddle to help their newborn baby sleep and those who do absolutely swear by it! By swaddling your baby you’re mimicking the natural safe feeling your baby was used to in the womb, it also has the added benefit of reducing crying and preventing those common startle movements […]

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All I Want for Christmas Is A Good Night’s Sleep | By Katie Hilton – Expert Midwife

Tuesday 03 December 2019

When you have a newborn baby or a lively toddler it’s easy to feel sleep deprived and those all-important eight hours of sleep each night just isn’t something that ever happens to you. But with the right tips and advice you could turn your baby or toddler’s sleep pattern around quite quickly and easily. By […]

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Helping your baby sleep with a cold Katie Hilton

Monday 18 November 2019

Luckily most of the time your baby gets a cold it will be mild and harmless, however it can really play havoc with everyone’s sleep and make both you and your baby pretty miserable. Thankfully, there are a number of techniques you can use to try to help your baby to sleep better. The most […]

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How should I dress my baby for sleeping in cold weather?

Monday 07 October 2019

Those sunny, warmer days are now behind us and autumn has officially started. It almost feels as if summer never existed! You’ve just about got your head around how to dress your baby for sleeping in the warmer weather; which pyjamas they should wear, which sleeping bag and swaddle to use and now it’s time […]

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Why Should I Swaddle My Baby?

Monday 23 September 2019

Lots of people ask me “why should I swaddle my baby?”  Swaddling your baby is a great way to help them feel calm and safe, which comes in particularly useful during the first few months after birth but is also helpful in the development of an effective sleep routine in the longer term. For newborn […]

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Swaddling Myths

Tuesday 03 September 2019

One of the best tips you can learn as a new parent is that swaddling can quickly and easily settle your baby and help them to sleep for longer. Swaddling is an important technique which helps to calm even the most fractious of babies. The first few months of a newborns life often involve sleepless […]

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Can I Swaddle a Rolling Baby?

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Unfortunately, there comes a time in every parent’s life when your baby is suddenly on the move and you realise you can no longer use your favourite sleeping aid, the swaddle. Most babies sleep so well when swaddled that many parents dread the thought of having to transition to something different. But fear not, Love […]

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How Should a Baby Sleep on a Plane?

Monday 05 August 2019

Many parents put off taking a summer holiday overseas and delay flying with their baby due to concerns about disturbing other travelers and coping with a baby whilst flying, particularly at naptime. However, there are several strategies you can use to encourage your little one to drift off to sleep while flying, to help make […]

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Which Swaddle is Best for Summer? Katie Hilton – Midwife & Health Visitor

Monday 15 July 2019

So, you’ve got your baby into a great sleep routine and the swaddling is working a treat, but now summer is in full swing and temperatures are soaring. Many parents are concerned about swaddling their baby during the summer, particularly in warmer weather or when on holiday. When an adult becomes too warm, then sleeping […]

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