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Guide to Baby Sleeping Bags
For new parents, your little one arriving into the world can be a blissful, wonderful and sometimes even challenging time. Setting up your baby for sleep will be one of your top priorities. Where to sleep, how to sleep and when to sleep will be up there on your checklist of priorities.
4 Foundations to Healthy Sleep
How to Put a Newborn to Sleep Using These 4 Foundations While there’s no doubt every baby is different when it comes to sleep, there are a few foundations you can put in place to give you a strong start...
White noise for babies: How to use it and how to wean off it 
White noise creates a masking effect, blocking out loud noises which may disturb your child’s sleep such as the television, older siblings, or traffic outside.  Some white noise machines remind children of being in the womb due to the continuous background sound. 
Everything You Need To Know About Bassinets
For some expectant parents, a bassinet is the first item on their newborn checklist, but do you really need one? From how to get your baby to sleep in a bassinet to knowing when the time has come to transition from bassinet to crib, find out everything you need to know below. 
What is Capnapping?

From sleep cycle maturation and overtiredness to hunger, discover the most common reasons why babies catnap below. 

How To Teach A Baby To Self-Settle and Self-Soothe
Self-soothing and self-soothing are different. Self-soothing enables children to regulate their emotions while self-settling is a useful tool children use to fall back to sleep without assistance from a parent/caregiver.
Clothing Guide
Every baby feels hot and cold differently to another, ambient temperatures fluctuate, and different clothing and sleepwear layer combinations will differ in their thermal effectiveness. These factors make it challenging to give blanket advice to parents and carers.
Adjusting Baby's Sleep For Daylight Saving
While newborns won’t really notice the difference, there are some simple things you can do to help prepare your baby (or toddler) in the lead up to the clock being wound forward or back.
A New Parents’ Guide to Baby Sleeping Bags
Sleeping bags were invented as a practical all-in-one bedding option. Mums, Dads and carers everywhere found sleeping bags for babies allowed their little ones to drift off to sleep easier. The design of our LOVE TO DREAM™ baby sleeping bags allows for the arms to be free and not constricted. Whether your little one is rolling, crawling or walking, a sleeping bag is made to keep them warm, secure, but still able to move.
EcoVero™ Collection with Certified Eco-Responsible Materials
Love to Dream are excited to introduce a new line of gorgeous sleepwear layers with the fabric LENZING EcoVero. This is made from viscose fibres, derived from bamboo, with a production process that has a significantly lower environmental impact than regular viscose. 
What should my baby wear to bed?
Having the perfect room temperature will allow your baby to drift off into a relaxing and restful sleep. To keep bub cosy, it is recommended to have the room set at around 20-21 degrees (c). You can then add layers including singlets, jumpsuits, PJs and of course their swaddle or sleep garment. Whatever makes your baby feel super snug and warm.
How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night
The early stages of your baby’s life are a perfect time to get to know their nature, their likes and dislikes, and their temperament. Before your baby is able to speak, bedtime is one of the first moments where they will communicate their wants and needs. Creating a nurturing and safe environment, as well as dressing them in warm, safe and snug sleep garments will support your baby to sleep through the night.
Convenience and Comfort: Our Onesie-Style Romper
One of the most important things parents want from their baby clothes is simplicity: what your little bub is dressed in should make your life easier, while making their life more comfortable. Nothing achieves that perfect combination of comfort for your little one and convenience for yourself quite like a one-piece outfit. That’s why we’re thrilled to be launching the New Love To Dream Romper, our brand new, onesie-style jumpsuit with a quick and easy zip.
Real Parent Stories with Aisha

Did you settle quickly into a routine with your baby? If so, do you think it worked well for you? No way! We tried but our daughter had tongue tie and I just struggled with breastfeeding but felt guilty for putting her on formula. And her sleeps were all over the place from her feeds being so stressful.

How To Get Your Baby's Sleep Routine Back
There are three important aspects to get your little ones sleeping soundly again: creating an ideal sleep environment, setting an afternoon and evening routine, and how you respond to your baby over the course of the night to help them sleep through it. All these are part of the simple three-step cycle which forms the basis of the routine you want to return to: sleep, feed, and uptime.
The UNIQUE Design of a SWADDLE UP™
Medial research suggests that swaddling is beneficial in helping newborns to sleep better. Unlike traditional  swaddles that keep a baby's arms by their side or across their chest, the unique ARMS UP™ design of our SWADDLE UP™ has patented 'wings' that allow a baby to sleep in their natural ARMS UP™ position. This means your baby can easily touch their face & suck on their hands & fingers for true SELF-SOOTHING™.
The Love to Dream Swaddle Up™ Transition Suit

The ‘5-in-1’ SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT is a gentle transition solution which helps preserve a baby’s precious sleep routine and is perfect for babies who are having a harder time transitioning.

The suit has been created with a snug fit upper chest and specially designed zip-on SELF-SOOTHING™ sleeves with fold over cuffs to provide a swaddling effect. It also has two ARMS UP™ zip-off wings, which should remain attached to the suit until baby is ready to transition.

Understanding Baby Sleep & Sleep Cycles
When people use the phrase 'I slept like a baby' they generally mean they slept really well; quite deeply and soundly until the morning. Which, if you ask any parent of a newborn, is the complete opposite of how babies sleep. So if babies don't in fact 'sleep like a baby', then what is their sleep actually like?
When to Stop Swaddling Your Baby
Many parents find the transition terrifying - but don't worry, once you figure out why and when, you'll know how to approach this. 
Be happy, stop striving for life balance & learn to tilt
Too often, we’re striving for perfection in everything we do.  Trying to be the perfect parent, the perfect partner, the perfect employee or the perfect friend.  Whether you’re trying to hold down a job, working hard to look after a child and organise the home, or trying to combine the two, it’s a never-ending juggle.
How do I tame my toddler's tantrums?
Each phase of a child’s life produces new challenges. Just as parents are recovering from the joys of the first year of life a new set of changes emerge.