Sleep & Settling

Settling a baby for sleep can be one of the most challenging aspects of new parenthood. Parents can often benefit from learning about their baby's tired signs, sleep patterns, as well as strategies for responding to their baby.

The Child and Family Health Nursing Service offers a number of ways for parents to access support for sleep and settling.


For support, information and advice on sleep and settling, visit us at one of our child and family health locations.

Family Care Cottages

Our two Family Care Cottages in Caringbah and Brighton provide additional residential support for families with children from birth to 12 months of age residing in the St George and Sutherland areas. Services include assistance with sleep and settling, as well as feeding support and counselling services. Family Care Cottage services are free, but a referral is required. Find out more about our Family Care Cottages.

More Information

  • Karitane Careline
    Tel 1300 227464
    Karitane Careline is a telephone service where you can speak to a Child and Family Health Nurses on a wide range of issues concerning infants and children from birth to five (5) years of age.
  • Red Nose
    Provides information on safe sleeping practices for babies and young children.
  • Tresillian Parent Helpline
    Tel 9787 0855
    Tresillian's Parent Helpline is a telephone services where you can speak to a Child and Family Health nurse on any aspect of parenting children aged up to five (5) years.
  • Raising Children Network
    Australian government funded site providing reliable, up-to-date and independent information for families on all aspects of child rearing, including help with sleep and settling.