Plunket Hosts Free Online Baby Sleep Course for Taranaki Parents
The course will cover a variety of topics, including setting up a baby and their sleep needs. Photo/ Provided
As all Taranaki parents know, people who say “sleep like a baby” usually don’t.
But help is at hand thanks to a new online course from Whānau Āwhina Plunket. The organization has launched the pēpi Sleep and Settle course where parents can learn more about how to know their baby’s cues, find out what helps babies sleep and settle, and get tips. tips for knowing when their baby is showing signs of being ready for sleep.
Senior Clinical Advisor Karen Magrath says some of the most common questions PlunketLine nurses are asked are how to tell when a baby is tired, how to put babies to sleep and how to put them back if they wake up.
“We get a lot of questions about sleep and it’s no wonder. New parents quickly learn that sleep, or lack thereof, affects everyone in the house.
“We’ve worked with sleep experts, parents, and whānau to create this online pēpi sleep and set-up course, so everyone in the whānau can get a little more shut-eye and feel more secure. confidence to manage her baby’s sleep patterns.”
The sleep and set up course covers a variety of topics including what affects your baby’s sleep, expectations of parents and whānau, normal sleep for pēpi, healthy and safe sleep, signs that your pēpi is tired and where to get help.
Content is broken down into small, relevant chunks so users access information as they need it, without having to take the entire course.
“Expecting parents know their days of restful sleep can be numbered, but nothing really prepares you for the reality of pēpi sleep.
“But our experienced nurses have shared a few tricks of the trade, and we hope the Sleep and Settle course will help everyone in the whānau get a little more of that elusive and all-important rest.”
The pēpi sleeping and settling course is available on https://plunket.my.intuto.com/MediaVault/SharedResources/Plunket/sleep_and_settling_baby/content/index.html#/