Digital health tools to support parents with parent-infant sleep and mental well-being

Helen Ball*, Alice-Amber Keegan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Digital technology is increasingly important in people’s lives, particularly for new parents as it allows them to access information, stay connected to peers and offers them seductive solutions for improving infant sleep and parental well-being. Digital technology has been developed to support parents in the following four ways: (1) providing digital information on infant sleep, (2) offering targeted support for night-time care, (3) managing infant sleep and (4) monitoring infant sleep and safety. Evidence on the effectiveness of these strategies is varied and there are concerns regarding the reliability of information, use of personal data, commercial exploitation of parents, and the effects of replacing caregiver presence with digital technology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number185
Journalnpj Digital Medicine
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2022

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