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03.Throw out the sleep gadgets

Despite the plethora of products on the market promising that they will be the magic bullet to help your baby to sleep, the experts we spoke to agreed that less is best when it comes to getting your baby to sleep.

“All you need is a cot – a safe one,” says Leanne Daggar from Tresillian, “the rest isn’t needed.”

One expert says she has seen parents arrive at her centre with three car loads’ worth of mobiles, music and other products that promise to induce sleep when in fact all they have done is overstimulate the baby.

Clare Pridham from Tweddle says,  “It’s about getting back to basics. You don’t need gadgets. Less is best.” Meanwhile, Daggar says, “I went to a baby shop and I was staggered by all the things you can buy for a babies now. Babies need love and attention and you can’t buy that. We are very caught up with gadgets, and apps and websites and that’s how we get all our information but when it comes to babies you need to read their signs by watching and listening and being consistent – not using a gadget.”


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