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!
Illness and teething can be so disruptive for a little one’s sleep and as we move into the start of the flu season (because there are NO colds during the summer, of course …) let’s get prepared to minimise the damage! Interestingly, lots of parents tell me that their little angel’s sleep problems cropped up … Continue reading Keeping Sleep on Track during Illness & Teething
I caught a segment of a programme on TV this morning where they were exploring all the new baby gadgets available for parents to buy. The innovation is amazing (as were the price tags!), but it made me think about how vulnerable we are as new parents to unintentionally establishing sleep crutches in our children, … Continue reading Sleep Crutches & Newborns
Self-settling is the difference between a child who sleeps well and a child who doesn’t. We all assume that babies arrive knowing how to sleep and think that those bubs who regularly keep their parents up all night are somehow defective. This isn’t true. Self-settling is a skill that every single one of us has … Continue reading Self-Settling – the secret to a good night’s sleep