Responsive settling video series

The Ellen Barron Family Centre (EBFC) has developed the below instructional videos to promote the use of positive parenting techniques and assist parents in implementing responsive settling strategies in their own home.

Please note: It is important to view the introduction video first as it provides important information on recognising infant and toddler cues. Before undertaking the below strategies at home please seek support from a child health nurse, general practitioner or by calling 13 HEALTH (13 432584).

Introduction

This video introduces the Ellen Barron Family Centre and provides an overview of normal sleep and settling patterns for infants and toddlers. It provides information on learning your baby’s cues or signs which indicate they are tired. It also emphasises the importance of parents seeking support when they are introducing responsive settling strategies.

Settling in arms

This video is aimed at parents who are having difficulty settling their baby. The video explores how to settle your baby in your arms before placing them in their crib or cot. Many parents find this method works well for them in the short term.

Hands on settling

This video demonstrates a settling method that promotes a baby’s ability to settle to sleep independently. Parents will see that they are able to respond to their baby as often as they need, while giving a baby the opportunity to settle to sleep.

Comfort settling

This video demonstrates a settling method that promotes a baby’s ability to settle to sleep independently. Parents will see that they are able to respond to their baby as often as they need, while giving a baby the opportunity to settle to sleep.

Toddler in a bed

This video demonstrates an approach to settle a toddler to bed using a consistent bed-time routine. For times when settling doesn’t go well, the video demonstrates how persistence and consistency with a safe parenting response pays off.