Christmas can be anything but relaxing: especially if you spend most of the time on the road visiting, or staying over at relatives, all crammed into the same bedroom with no-one getting any sleep. Nothing kills the holiday vibe more than being exhausted. Follow my practical tips to help you and your little ones survive … Continue reading Surviving Christmas at the In-Laws
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?
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
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
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
Children are all about routine, and bedtime is one of the most important routines of all. Keep it simple, keep it relatively short and keep it exactly the same every single night and you’re on your way to creating the perfect environment for plenty of zzz’s. Top Tips for a Battle-Busting Bedtime Start preparing an … Continue reading Perfecting Bedtime for Perfect Bedtimes