Why have a baby sleep routine? Babies and children function better when they know what is coming next. They don’t like surprises and usually fight against it. Children often have other ideas of what they want to do next and sleep is not part of it especially when they get that little bit older, they may have had plans to redecorate the house and you are going to ruin it by suggesting putting him to SLEEP! Hence you need a baby sleep routine.

As a general rule of thumb, new born babies will need a nap every 2 hours from when they awake.  As they get older the naps are either reduced or pushed out gradually by 10 to 15 minutes.

The following are the baby sleep routines that I find work best as it allows for your baby to sleep and eat at times that are the most beneficial for him/her. However if you have a routine that works for you stick with it.

Sleep Routine Basics

Babies and children function better when they know what is coming next.


Consultation with Tailored Plan

Recommended for parents experiencing settling issues and/or frequent night awakenings.  Includes a tailored step-by-step plan.

Single Consultation

Recommended for parents who want to discuss and overcome minor sleep issues with their baby or young child.

New & Expectant Parents

While forming that special bond with your newborn you can also develop positive sleep associations.

Public Talks & Media

As a Baby Sleep Consultant I give talks, seminars and training courses to the public & businesses.


Here is what Baby Sleep Academy customers had to say:

Hilda & Robbi

Hilda & Robbi

Before we met Edel were we completely exhausted and at our wits end, up every night at least 7 times with our son. Within about 10 days Dylan was happy in his cot and slept 12 hours straight! We couldn't speak more highly of Edel and she was such a fantastic person to deal with.*



Without Edel’s help and support I know I certainly wouldn’t be in a home with two very happy & content boys that sleep all night and thrive on their routine each day. She always understood how I felt. We would highly recommend Edel as a baby sleep consultant – she’s amazing!!*



I had no time to myself the entire day and despite being a new Mom and being told that this time was unpredictable I knew in my gut that it was wrong. We put our faith in Edel’s expertise in terms of sleep and we weren't disappointed. With the constant doubt we felt as new parents she was able to point us in the right direction.*

* The testimonials appearing on this site were actually received via e-mail submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our services. They are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results.  Testimonial Disclaimer

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