Help and Information
For local support and information about infant sleep contact your Health Visitor:
How do I access the service?
By phone: You can call your health visitor at any time during office hours. All teams have an answer machine where you can leave a message during times when nobody is available to take your call. If you are not sure of the number of your health visiting team you can contact the service on 01225 838555.
In person: You can drop into any of the baby hubs or baby clinics across South Gloucestershire. Baby hubs are gradually replacing baby clinics as supportive drop-ins that offer families support and information around early parenting.
Organisations and websites:
- Infant Sleep Information Service: An evidence based website with excellent information for parents, families and health professionals
- Caring for your baby at night – A Guide for Parents
Books to read:
- Sweet Sleep: Night time and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, by La Leche League International
- The Gentle Sleep Book, by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Details of Booktrust’s ‘Bath, Book Bed’ campaign are here: http://www.southglos.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/libraries-childrens-services/bath-book-bed/ . Parents and carers can download the booklet or pick one up from the library. It gives a simple message of establishing a routine to help everyone get a good night’s sleep.
Infant Sleep Information Service – Infant Sleep Info (a useful app for parents)