What to do when things don’t go as planned

What to do when things don’t go as planned

Chances are, if you’re considering hiring a sleep consultant, you’ve done a little bit of reading about sleep training.

Alright, truth be told, you’ve probably looked at about three hundred different websites trying to find out how to get your little one to sleep through the night.

And somewhere in all of that surfing, you’ve undoubtedly seen people raving about how their baby started going 11-12 hours a night without so much a peep, within a couple of nights.

So you followed the advice, did everything that you were supposed to do, but here it is a week and a half later, and your baby is still howling for you five or six times a night and things don’t go as planned.

So what are you doing wrong?

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5 Top Tips for traveling with your baby this Christmas

traveling with your baby this Christmas

Things to remember when traveling with your baby this Christmas

When you’re planning a family holiday with a baby or toddler, an important thing to consider is how your travel plans are going to affect your child’s sleep routine. Maybe you have plans this Christmas to take baby to see their grandparents, if so, you’ll have a much more enjoyable holiday if you organise your trip in a way that allows for as little disruption as possible to your little one’s sleep pattern.

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The Clocks Go Back: How To Save Your Baby’s Sleep Routine

Yippee An Extra Hour Of Sleep…Maybe?

Don’t forget, everyone, this Sunday, October 29 at 2am, the UK goes back to (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time. So at 2 am clocks go back one hour, to 1 am. Officially, this marks the end of British summertime.

So enjoy that extra hour of sweet, rejuvenating shut-eye.

Oh, wait? What? You have kids? Well then, never mind the extra hour of sleep. Chances are, the only thing this annual time change means to you is that you’ll be trying to adjust their sleep schedules.

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Should we change baby sleep pattern before holiday?

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Holidays are always a busy time…

and being organised is the best way of getting the most out of your time, many of us parents start to fill our calendars with activities as we want to ensure our little ones are kept busy! However, on your list of things to do teaching your baby the skill of sleep should be a priority. Having a sleeping baby who really maximises their rest time is good for both them and their parents. [Read more…]

British Summer Time – How to Prepare Baby for Clock Change

British Summer Time - how to prepare baby for clock changeAll parents need to know how to prepare baby for clock change

On the 27th March 2016, clocks go forward an hour, which means the start of British Summer Time (BST) yipppee. Although that ultimately means one hour less sleep for you, parents (boo hoooo!). I think daylight savings wreaks havoc on our sleep schedules and can increase sleep debt in both kids and adults. There is actually an increase in traffic accidents the day after daylight savings, which just goes to show that it’s hard on people. We are already a sleep-deprived nation, so losing that extra hour only makes it worse (and more dangerous). [Read more…]

Sleep Seminar in Kenya

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Sleep Seminar for Kenyan Parents

I work with many families in Kenya and all over the world helping them teach their child the wonderful skill of sleep so they sleep through the night and take their much needed naps. [Read more…]

IN REAL TIME: Baby Self Settling

Yes…baby self settling is possible

My nephew baby Tate is now 4 months old. I have taught him the skill of sleep since he reached the appropriate birth weight, which was about a month ago.

For the sceptics that do not think it is easy to get a 4 month old to sleep from 7pm – 7am, watch how very easy it is

 

I have taught many parents around the world, how to pass on to their children the skill of sleep.

Read the real life testimonials on Facebook  or on this website from parents whom are now getting the sleep they deserve.

Baby Sleep Aid Products That Do Not Work

Baby Sleep Aid Products That Do Not Work

Products Advertised that Don’t Work

Most parents coping with young kids and sleep issues are desperate for any solution to their nightly trials, and there are countless tinctures, sprays and salves that promise to soothe your child into a peaceful slumber.

To me, this is not unlike to the staggering number of natural weight-loss products on the market: there is no shortage of companies trying to make big bucks selling “quick fixes.” But do they really work? [Read more…]

How Much Sleep Does A Baby Need Daily?

How Much Sleep Does A Baby Need Daily?This week’s question comes from Tracey and she writes:

“What is a normal amount of time to have a baby awake during the day so that they sleep better at night? My baby is two months old.”

Thanks Tracey! It’s a common misconception really, that if you keep the baby awake longer throughout the day, they’ll sleep better at night; the exact opposite is true. [Read more…]

Is It Too Noisy For Baby To Sleep?

Is It Too Noisy For Your Baby To Sleep?This week’s question is from Tammy. She writes:

“My in-laws are coming to visit for a week and are under the impression that babies will sleep through anything and that they just need to “get used to” the noise. What are your thoughts on this issue? Is it possible for it to be too noisy for baby?” [Read more…]