Little Ones: The Sleep Manual Podcast

Little Ones: The Sleep Manual Podcast

Little Ones is passionate about helping families sleep. Established in 2016, Little Ones are the OG online baby sleep programs and have now helped over 300,000 tired parents worldwide teach their babies and toddlers excellent, lasting sleep habits in a kind, evidence-backed way. We would love to solve your little one's sleep challenges, so listen to our podcasts, visit us at or download the Little Ones App from your app store.


September 27, 2023 28 mins

Explore the world of sleep myths with us! In this week's podcast, we discuss age-old advice and tales about sleep that have been handed down through generations. We'll separate fact from fiction, discovering which sleep tips hold true and which are pure folklore. Join us for insights, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of the myths surrounding sleep. Discover the secrets to a good night's sleep, one myth at a time!

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What does sleep look like for a three-month-old? Welcome to this week's podcast episode! At this stage, your baby's sleep patterns are shifting, and we're excited to share some practical tips and advice to make sleep for your little one more manageable.

Tune in as we explore various ways to help your three-month-old sleep more soundly.

Our aim is to give you useful knowledge and practical strategies so that both you a...

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September 13, 2023 42 mins

Have pressing sleep questions on your mind? Well, you're in luck because today's episode is all about answering your most common sleep-related questions. We've been listening to your questions and have handpicked some of the most commonly asked ones to dive into today. We're here to provide you with valuable insights and solutions to make your parenting journey a bit smoother.

And remember, if you're needing mo...

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September 6, 2023 20 mins

Wait what?! There's a sleep regression at 8 weeks? There sure is, brace yourself.

In this week's episode we'll dive into why this regression occurs and how you can sail through it (we promise you can), so stay tuned!

If you still need more help with your little one's sleep, we'd love to see you at

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August 30, 2023 18 mins

In this episode we are looking at the pretty big (and sometimes controversial) topic of night weaning and how you can achieve this with your baby, or toddler. We’ll explain to you when you might consider night weaning, how to rule out other factors for your little one’s night waking, and then some steps to guide you through night weaning.

If you'd like more help with this or any other sleep challenge, come see us at www.little...

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August 23, 2023 30 mins

This is the million dollar question right?! How on earth do you actually get your baby to sleep. Well, let us tell you our absolutely foolproof methods in this episode!

If you still need a hand with your little one's sleep, find us at and we'll be able to help you from there.

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August 16, 2023 24 mins

Holy moley there are so many baby sleep myths out there it's actually frightening! And how on earth are you supposed to know what is true and what, simply, isn't. Well, TADA! In this episode we'll throw out a whole bunch of baby sleep myths and let you in on the true facts of the matter, and hopefully you're able to use this advice to improve your little one's sleep.

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August 9, 2023 43 mins

A bit of a different episode today, where we'll explore a whole bunch of products that are targeted at helping your little ones sleep better and we'll tell you which ones we absolutely love and which ones we, well, hate. Okay okay, hate is a strong word... which ones we "don't like quite as much".

When you're spending a small fortune on these sort of products, it definitely helps to know where to prioriti...

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So you're thinking of sleep training your baby or toddler... can this be done without crying? In this episode we'll dive into the often controversial topic of sleep training; when it's needed, how to set up for success and, of course, what methods to use to ensure little to no crying.

For more specific help and advice, including step by step sleep training methods, visit us at

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Bedtime can be a pretty stressful time for many parents. Whether you have a baby, a toddler, or a child, there is so much potential for bedtime to go wrong! Maybe your little one is crying and upset at bedtime, maybe they are happily resisting falling asleep, maybe they are getting out of bed 10,000 times... Why is this happening?! And what can you do about it???? Well, listen to this episode and we'll tell you.

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July 19, 2023 31 mins

Watch out! This regression is a biggie...

There is a massive change in your little one's sleep around the 4 month mark and this can be met with shorter, fragmented naps and lots more night waking. Unfortunately, this "regression" doesn't go away until your baby has learnt the valuable sleep skill of self-settling.

In this episode, we dive deep into why the 4 month regression occurs and ways to survive it, so your ...

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There comes a time when every good nap pattern must come to an end! For your toddler, this is somewhere between 2.5 and 3 years old. But how do you know when the nap should be dropped? And how on earth do you do it?

In this episode we'll look at signs of readiness for dropping the nap and the exact method you'll use to make this transition go as smooth as it can.

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July 5, 2023 14 mins

When you have a baby you will inevitably be up feeding during the night (whether breast or bottle), and we know those nights can feel pretty long and lonely. So in this mini episode we'd like to share our best tips for making those night feeds go as smoothly as possible, enabling both you and your little one to fall asleep easily and quickly afterwards.

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June 28, 2023 32 mins

We all know naps are good for our little ones... but do you know why exactly? Or how much they can impact your baby's night sleep? In this episode we talk everything naps - how beneficial good naps are to your little one's development, how naps can set up the success or failure of your little one's night sleep and everything in between.

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Join us as we do a deep dive into the huge topic of self-settling for your little one. Self-settling is a really crucial sleep skill that becomes important around 4 months and beyond. If your little one cannot self-settle, it can be the reason for short naps and fragmented night sleep, leading to a cranky baby and a tired family! In this episode we'll explain why self-settling is such a key element of great sleep and how you ca...

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Your little one's sleep environment plays a crucial role in their ability to settle easily and sleep well - it is so important to get it right!

In this episode we discuss the various elements that affect your little one's sleep and how you can easily create the perfect sleep sanctuary. In fact, you can implement these changes today and see improvements immediately!

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The catnap... Far from a glorious image of a cat snoozing in a sunny spot, catnapping for babies can mean short, fractured naps that can lead to an overtired and grouchy baby. Not ideal! In this episode, we talk everything catnap - what is catnapping, what causes catnapping, why it can be a problem for your little one's night sleep and, of course, how you can resolve catnapping.

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Throughout the first few years there are multiple times when your little one's nap structure needs to change... They will drop from 3 naps down to 2, then from 2 naps to 1, then they'll lose that nap all together (a dark day indeed)! But how do you know when your baby or toddler is ready for these changes? And what can you do to help? We will reveal all the nap transition answers in this podcast!

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May 25, 2023 50 mins

Want to know absolutely everything about your toddler's sleep?! In this episode we delve deep into the sometimes frustrating world of sleep for your toddler. Nicky and Amanda talk about naps, bedtime battles, sleep at daycare, self-settling, night sleep and everything in between. So if sleep is a challenge for your little one, sit down with a cup of tea and turn up the volume!

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May 18, 2023 37 mins

5AM is not morning in my house... Am I right?! If your little one is waking before the dawn and you're just so over it, have a listen to this podcast where Amanda and Nicky, Little Ones founders, will explain exactly why your baby or toddler is waking early and the steps you can take to quickly resolve it. In fact, your little one's early wake might be gone by tomorrow!

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