5 Tips For Encouraging Better Sleep…

‘Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?’ no, no and no. A question that is asked so much.

There is no ‘right’ way to get your baby to sleep through the night. When your baby is ready to, and can go that long without waking for a feed, your baby will. They will do it all in their own time.

Nevertheless there is no harm in trying out a routine with your little one.


I love routine and I think it is 100% key, when it comes to bedtimes.

My baby is 6 weeks so I have not yet started a routine as I think she is still a little bit to young. Some people start routines from day 1 which is great! It helps you find your feet. I will start a routine in a couple of weeks.

Bedtime Environment

I try to keep a calm dark environment to let baby know it is now bedtime. A hectic environment is not ideal and if baby is still really young, she may not begin to distinguish the difference between day time naps and bedtime.


Although this one is fab for calming down baby before bed and letting them know it is now getting to bedtime, it is not necessary every night. Sometimes bathing can lead to a rushed bedtime, so a top an tail in a calm environment will do just fine.

Take Your Time

I try to take my time with the bedtimes and not rush them too much. This goes for my toddler as well. It not only makes them feel rushed it makes me get into a fluster if I am rushing it along.

Daytime Sleep

Some people think that if baby sleeps in the day they won’t sleep well at night. Sleep breeds sleep and an overtired babe is no fun! They are harder to settle and will find it harder to fall into a deep sleep.

Remember different things work well for different people. One thing that works well for someone, may not work well for you. Try getting into a routine and try different things till you find what works best for you.



  1. January 24, 2019 / 12:05 am

    It’s so true that sleep breeds more sleep. Infants definitely need their naps. Congrats by the way on your little one. I really miss the newborn phase.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      January 24, 2019 / 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much

  2. January 24, 2019 / 12:12 am

    I would say routine is the most important. Baby need routine and we need to stick with a timetable when to eat and sleep. Once they are familiar with the pattern, sleep will be with no hassle.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      January 24, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      Agreed 100%!

  3. Becca Holloman
    January 24, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Having a routine for little ones is so important. I know that when we started getting our kids on a schedule they were sleeping more through the night.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      January 24, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      I found the exact time. I agree it is very important

  4. blair villanueva
    January 25, 2019 / 5:58 am

    Though I don’t have a little one yet, sometimes I do babysitting for my friends when I visit them so these tips are very helpful! Oh how gorgeous babies are when they are asleep.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      January 27, 2019 / 1:18 am

      Thank you, and yes they do look so gorgeous and peaceful!

  5. January 26, 2019 / 9:44 am

    Great tips, thank you for writing it for us. My kids are a little bit older, but my best friend has a newborn so I will send her this article.

    • Dani Shuttleworth
      January 27, 2019 / 1:12 am

      That’s great, I hope this article can help her in some way. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  6. Ifeoluwa Anani
    January 28, 2019 / 12:52 am

    I love your routine and great tips for new moms

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