The importance of good sleep. Breastfeeding Matters

Babies and children need good sleep in order to aid growth and brain development. Recent studies have shown that good sleep improves children's appetites, enhances their intellectual ability and lifts their mood.

Good sleep is vital for parents. Tiredness effects mood, the ability to cope with parenting and also the ability to function during the day. Tiredness can also affect family functioning and relationships.

Good sleep is vital for siblings. Being kept awake or woken up by disruptive younger siblings with poor sleep patterns, can result in siblings becoming tired and unable to cope well with daily activities, school work and relationships.

Learning good sleep habits at an early age is a vital skill for life!


Libby Bowyer has developed specialist interest in supporting parents to establish good sleep routines in babies and young children. She has studied with Lyndsey Hookway and completed the Holistic Sleep Coaching Course(ONC level 5).

Libby's aim to promote good sleep practice in the pre-school age group by helping parents to establish good bedtimes routines and to provide advice on how to manage any sleep difficulties that may occur using a holistic, gentle, family centred approach. Sleep is vital for the health and wellbeing of all the family.

Appointments, either in the privacy of your own home or via online video call can be arranged anytime between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.

Please see Libby's website: for details of sleep packages and prices.

Libby's contact details are:
M: 07766 538569


baby sleep info source

BASIS Baby Sleep Info Source.
This website presents research evidence about biologically normal sleep for human babies

Caring for your baby at night - A guide for parents. The benefits of sleep. Breastfeeding matters
A collaboration between the Baby Friendly Initiative team under UNICEF, Royal College of Midwives, The Community Practitioners Health Visiting Association, Unite The Union , The Institute of Health Visiting, Baby Sleep Info Source and The Lullaby Trust.

This leaflet (updated in Feb 2019) discusses safe sleep for breast and bottle fed babies. Understanding the importance of keeping mothers and babies in close proximity during day and night-time sleeps is a key message alongside important points for parents who choose to sleep with their babies.

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