When I became a new mum, I had no knowledge of the world of baby sleep that lay before me. Even now, 12 months in, it’s still mind boggling how much parents have to learn. Besides learning about sleep cycles, tired cues and how to put your baby down “drowsy but awake” so they learn how to fall asleep on their own (something I still think doesn’t really exist), there’s also safe sleeping tips and health issues to keep in mind.
In honour of World Sleep Day, we’ve collated sleep tips and helpful advice from sleep experts from around the world. With this expert FAQ guide, we hope your baby gets better sleep (and by extension, you do too).
– Dr Harvey Karp is a paediatrician as well as founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, Inc. He is also the best-selling author of The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep
– Dr Kenny Pang is a medical director at Asia Sleep Centre
– Dr Veronica Toh is a specialist in Neonatology and Paediatrics at Raffles Children’s Centre
– Zoe Chu is a private baby and child sleep consultant. She recently launched her first book, Sleep Baby Sleep!