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Sleeping and safe sleep

Sleeping and safe sleep

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life can shape their whole life.

Child Sleep

Sleep is a developmental process and our sleep needs and patterns change throughout our lifetimes.

Lots of young children find it difficult to settle down to sleep and will wake up during the night.

Quality sleep is essential for children’s growth and development but for some people, this might be a problem.

Every child is different, so only do what you feel comfortable with and what you think will suit your child. There are some simple techniques you can try if you or your child is suffering from a lack of sleep.

Where to go for further information:

In York, the Healthy Child Service can provide children’s sleep information and support. Service Hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Contact us by:

Baby Sleep Safety

Babies have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be the same as other babies you know.

It’s important however, to know that your baby is safe sleeping. It's not known why some babies die suddenly and for no apparent reason from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or cot death.

Where to go for information:

In York, the Healthy Child Service can provide children’s sleep information and support. Telephone: 01904 555475 from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday for useful information and tips.

Service hours are  9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Contact us by: