Before you think about Wake To Sleep ... Now. Before we start, I need to make a massive caveat on this: Wake To Sleep is a method I use with families when we've tried to resolve early rising through all other traditional methods - early nights, a proper nap routine and a consistent night-waking response. … Continue reading Wake To Sleep – last ditch for habitual Early Risers?
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
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?
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