How to cope with your little sleep thief? The first few weeks and months (or years!) with a new baby are tiring.

Babies can wake frequently throughout the night for many months.

It might be reassuring to know that it is both normal and essential for your baby to feed during the night. Babies grow quickly in the early weeks and months of their lives and have very small stomachs. Therefore they need to feed around the clock to meet their needs.

Looking after young children and babies can be a serious struggle some days. Add in broken sleep and it’s no wonder many parents end up with mood changes, or feeling forgetful and down.

A guide from UNICEF Baby Friendly on caring for your baby at night.