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
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?
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
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!