Of course we look forward to the hazy days of summer, but for parents of young children, those light mornings also threaten to bring hideous early mornings. Read on for tips on how to avoid those dreaded 5am starts! Lots of us encounter struggles with our children during these months, when daylight at 5am can … Continue reading How to stop lighter mornings leading to shorter nights!
Clocks go forward on 31st March! Are you dreading it? Or are you seeing this as an opportunity to finally get them sleeping past 6am but worried about getting them to bed at normal time? Rest assured, there’s a solution! Of the two clock-changes, Spring – when we move the clock forward – can be … Continue reading Spring Forward: Surviving the Spring clock change!
Keep your little ones sleeping like dreamboats and have that relaxing holiday 🎉 If you're one of the lucky ones jetting off to the slopes at Easter with your little ones, or even swanning off for some sun, you've probably got a little worry at the back of your mind about how they're going to … Continue reading Dreamy Family Travels
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?
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
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