There's something so enticing about introducing your little one to their brand new bed. But do it too soon and you risk regular night visits when your toddler discovers that once those bars are off, the rest of the house is fair game. If you don't mind being woken at 3am to play ball with … Continue reading Thinking about switching to a toddler bed? Read this first …
So we've covered the earlier sleep regressions. Now we're into the Toddler Territory ... While these regressions are separate, the 18 Month Sleep Regression (18MR) and the 2 Year Sleep Regression (2YR) share a common theme: this is all behavioural. WHAT'S GOING ON? The 18MR coincides with when your start seeing your little one discovering … Continue reading The 18 Month & 2 Year Sleep Regressions
The one thing practically all of my clients ask me is: should I ditch the dummy? You can watch my video on it here but, read on for my advice on dummies and ditching ... So should you ditch it? Well, the answer isn’t always ‘yes’. But let’s get to that later. WHY USE A … Continue reading Should I Ditch The Dummy?
Ah sleep regressions! Because nature loves to keep us on our toes. The Eight Month Sleep Regression is somewhat misnamed: this can happen at any time between the ages of 8 and 10 months and, unlike the Four Month Regression, is a temporary blip in their sleep habits which is why you have to be … Continue reading The Eight Month Sleep Regression
Just when you thought you had things figured, here comes the Four Month Sleep Regression! WHAT'S HAPPENING?! Typically starting between 3.5m and 5m, this pesky little sleep disrupter is caused, as with all regressions, by a developmental leap. But, unlike the 8 Month, 18 Month and 2 Year regressions, this is purely related to sleep … Continue reading The Four Month Sleep Regression
It may seem counterintuitive, but white noise can be really effective in supporting infants who are struggling to sleep. Think about it, though: babies spend c40wks listening to the inner workings of your gastro-intenstinal tract which must be like hanging out with a cement mixer. The world's a very, very quiet place compared to that. … Continue reading BOOST YOUR BABY’S SLEEP WITH WHITE NOISE
This happened to me today: my three year old son was super wired this morning. Properly hyperactive, seemingly out of control of his body and unable to stop racing about laughing maniacly, pushing his little sister over or throwing my phone across the room several times. He was like a ferret when we were out … Continue reading Confusing Tired with Naughty?
Where once the Autumn clock change meant an extra hour in bed recovering from your Saturday night, that extra hour becomes lethal as a parent. 6am wake-ups are just about manageable from your little ones, but having a toddler bright eyed and busy-tailed at 5am is a form of torture. But don’t panic. There are … Continue reading Managing the Clock Change – don’t ‘Fall Back’ into bad habits!