Safe and healthy sleep for pēpē and whānau

Manaaki Tamariki: Kia au tō moe resources

Sleep videos

Tips from whānau on sleep for pēpē

Families come together to share the realities of sleep for pēpē and the wider whānau, and the importance of sleep on wellbeing.

Sleep lullaby

‘Just When the Sun Goes Down’ is a lullaby that can be used to calm pēpē, māmā and whoever else puts baby to sleep.  

Written and produced by South Auckland artists Tanya Muagututi’a, Pos Mavaega, Talia-Rae Mavaega, Brandon Haru and Jake Arona, the lullaby comes in four languages: English, te reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan. 

Listen and download the lullaby:

Learn the words to the lullaby:

Sleep toolkit for health professionals

The toolkit is for health professionals, including Plunket and Well Child Tamariki Ora nurses, to use with parents of young pēpē and tamariki aged 0 to 2-years-old. It focuses on information to support a variety of parenting styles and approaches to sleep for pēpē, and signposts people to other useful resources.

Influences on sleep – traditional health models

Manaaki Tamariki: Kia au tō moe models have been developed to show influences on sleep from Māori and Pasifika perspectives.

Te Hiringa Hauora gratefully acknowledges the support and advice of the Tokelau peoples and communities who champion Tokelau wellbeing, in developing the Te Vaka Atafaga resource. Tokelau! Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku, i te manaola ma te lautupuola (Tokelau! Preserve your language and culture, to enhance spiritual and physical wellbeing).