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Children's sleep helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on children and sleeping

NHS Choices

Getting baby to sleep

Children & Sleep

Common Sleep Problems in Children

Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.

The Sleep Council

Freephone leaflet line: 0800 018 7923


Goodnight Guide: sleepcouncil.org.uk - The Goodnight Guide for Children promotes the benefits of sleeping well. Provides information leaflets on sleep and beds.

The Lullaby Trust (formerly FSID the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death)

Information & Advice: 0808 802 6869


Safer Sleep

Safer Sleep for Babies

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We aim to ensure that all parents, healthcare professionals, and others in close contact with families are aware of the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on safer sleep for babies, and how to reduce the risk factors that can lead to an unexpected death. The Lullaby Trust helps families who experience the sudden and shocking loss of a baby, providing immediate, practical support in the form of advice and guidance. We connect them with others who have experienced a similar bereavement. In these ways we work to ensure that families are fully supported during what is a devastating and isolating experience.

The National Childbirth Trust

Helpline: 0300 330 0700


Getting baby to sleep


Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful. We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support.

Netmum – Sleep Issues



Solve all your baby sleep issues with our helpful advice and support. Whether you are struggling to settle a newborn baby to sleep, trying to get the basics of sleep training, want help with baby sleep routines or moving your toddler to a big new bed, we have information to help you all get a good night's sleep.




Our aim is to make parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support. We try, as far as possible to let the conversation flow and not to over-moderate. Mumsnet is a site for


Helpline: 08451 228 669


From its modest beginnings, Cry-sis has developed to become a well-respected and national charity. The stated aims remain 'to be efficient and effective in providing self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies'. To achieve this, Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline that is available to callers every day of the year between 9.00am and 10.00pm. Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has had personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family.

Family Lives

Parentline: 0808 800 2222


Sleep issues

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. We believe that happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year.

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