Developing Healthy Sleep Habits

Developing Healthy Sleep Habits

When asked about developing healthy sleep habits, Meg Faure says: “ Sleep is vital for our physical and emotional well-being…The secret to ensuring that your baby develops good sleep habits is to get off on the right foot from the very beginning by setting the stage for sleep.”

Taken from the best selling Sleep Sense book, co-author Meg Faure outlines the basics of developing healthy sleep habits in your little one:

  • Day sleeps are essential up to three years of age and in some children beyond this age.
  • Day and night sleeps should be taken in their own bed.
  • A calm environment before bedtime and a predictable bedtime routine helps children to settle quicker and sleep better at night.
  • From the earliest days, put your baby to bed awake but drowsy to avoid him becoming dependent on you during night wakings.
  • If your baby has separation anxiety, which affects his sleep, play games such as hide and seek and always say goodbye when you leave him and greet him happily when you come back.


Sleep Sense offers a practical, gentle approach to helping babies from newborn to preschoolers to sleep well at night and to develop healthy sleep habits that will benefit their mood, learning and engagement. Buy the book now or take Meg Faure’s online Sleep Sense Course – the program that consistently delivers sleep transformations in as little as three weeks! 

Meg faure

Meg Faure

Hi, I’m Meg Faure. I am an Occupational Therapist and the founder of Parent Sense. My ‘why’ is to support parents like you and help you to make the most of your parenting journey. Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked with thousands of babies, and I’ve come to understand that what works for fussy babies works just as well for all babies, worldwide.