Mum & Wrapped Newborn

Did somebody say sleep?

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents of young children is the lack of sleep – its effects can be debilitating and, it is no wonder, that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture! 

It can be challenging for parents to know how to best support their child to sleep. Research suggests that it is normal for infants and young children to wake at night and many require comfort from their parent. Changes in routine or family life, such as moving house or a carer being away, can have a significant impact on sleep.

If you are struggling to support your child to sleep, you can find additional information at

Parent Line parenting counsellors also have some great tips on how to promote healthy sleep routines.

About Parent Line NSW

Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 who live in NSW.

Call 1300 1300 52

More Advice + Tips

Some of the top concerns parents and carers with babies call us about are:


  • Settling and feeding newborns and babies
  • Sleep and bedtime habits
  • Developmental milestones: The first year
  • Challenging behaviours: Tantrums
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Managing stress and anxiety