Night terrors and nightmares explained

Sep 19 2018

You’ve probably heard both terms night terrors and nightmare, but most people don’t truly know the difference between them. I thought it would be good to shed some light on this and hopefully put your mind at ease if you are worrying about your child’s sleep. What are night terrors? A night terror is a partial waking from sleep with behaviours such as screaming, kicking...

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Sleep Regression, why does it effect my baby?

Aug 29 2018

Funny little baby with beautiful standing in a round white crib Sleep regression is a period of time (anything from a few days to a few weeks) when your baby or toddler who has been sleeping well suddenly starts waking at night. In addition naps can suddenly be disrupted as well.   Why call it a sleep regression? Despite it being named a regression, there is no evidence to show ...

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What is Colic, and how does it effect my baby?

Aug 10 2018

I remember the challenge of being a new parent. It was overwhelming to say the least, but no one could have prepared me for a baby not sleeping because of colic. So what is Colic? Colic is when all your baby’s needs have been met. They are fed, dry nappy and should be content. However,  instead they are still screaming with fists clenched, knees drawn up tightly and a ...

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Travel and your baby, how to manage the jet lag

Jul 20 2018

Young mother feeding her small daughter from bottle on airplane Travel with baby can't be avoided. No parent should feel chained to their home for five or six years waiting for their children to reach an age where they’ll be more conveniently portable. We’ve got a world to explore and our babies are coming with us! So before you set out on your travels. I want to make su...

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Is your baby waking because they are hungry?

Jul 18 2018

  We are all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished. Anyone who’s been through this journey of parenting will tell you, kids are clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they will repeat them relentlessly. Which is not their fault, obviously. They’re just working off of instinct. They know what they like, and at a young ag...

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How to sleep in hot weather? Advice for babies, kids and parents too.

Jul 11 2018

One question I get asked all the time in the hot summer months is how do I keep my baby cool during sleep? With the super sonic thermometer (you thought was once a good purchase) starts flashing red in the corner of your room, it can really start to stress you out. We can't control the weather, but we can do things to help keep our children cool (and you) in these hot summer month...

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Nap dread – a guide to improve your baby’s sleep

May 11 2018

Naps can be a real pain. That overwhelming fear that they will wake before they are meant to as you excessively tip toe around the house. Or what’s sometimes worse is the anxiety leading up to nap time not knowing whether they will go down or not. Then just as they do, your bum just about touches the sofa and they’ve woken again. Urgh! Here are some helpful tips to improve y...

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A baby’s sleep – the myths explained

Apr 18 2018

The myths about your baby's sleep explained So many myths you hear about regarding a baby and their sleep. I can clearly remember, like most mothers I’m sure, the very moment I gave birth to my child, I was buried in feelings of love and gratitude. Then about ten to fifteen seconds later, I was equally buried in conflicting advice, suggestions, and information. This was all ...

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Bed move, when to move your toddler to a big kid bed?

Apr 6 2018

Bed move! One of the most common questions I get asked as a baby sleep consultant is, “When should we move my toddler into a big kid bed?” My favourite answer to this is, “Later”. There are a couple of reasons why I say that. Number 1 There are so many other priorities when it comes to your baby’s sleep. Establishing a bedtime routine, teaching independent sleep skills,...

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Can you co sleep and sleep train your baby?

Mar 23 2018

Co sleeping and sleep training don't work together. Sorry to be so concise, but that’s the straightforward answer. We can get into details as we move along, but for those of you who just wanted a “yes-or-no,” I thought I’d give it to you without a bunch of preamble. So why do I think that sleep training and bed sharing are mutually exclusive? When I meet a new client who...

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