What about Mum?

What about Mum?

Sleep training your little one is a demanding endeavour. I’ve never had a client who said it wasn’t worth it, mind you, but nevertheless, it’s a lot of work, and it requires a lot of discipline. Once they get their baby on a steady, predictable nap schedule and sleeping consistently through the night, they sometimes find they have a new issue facing them.

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Sticking to your Child’s Sleep Routine this Easter

Sticking to your Child’s Sleep Routine this Easter

Easter weekend can be busy with family gatherings, Easter dinners, and egg hunts. Your child’s sleep needs can get lost in the shuffle, and so I’m offering my list of quick tips for making sure your little one’s sleep routine doesn’t disappear as fast as those chocolate bunnies do!

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How To Help Baby Adjust To Daylight Savings Time – Summer 2018

How To Help Baby Adjust To Daylight Savings Time – Summer 2018

All parents need to know how to prepare baby for clock change

On the 25th March 2018, clocks spring forward an hour which means it’s the start of Daylight Savings Time, which also means one hour less sleep for you (boo!) I think daylight savings wreaks havoc on our sleep schedules and can increase sleep debt in both children and adults. It can be kind of like the baby has jet lag. They may be harder to put down at bedtime or awake when they’re not supposed to be. We are already a sleep-deprived nation, so losing that extra hour only makes it worse (and more dangerous). Having a fussy infant on your hands is never any fun, but thankfully there are a few tricks to helping your little one adjust to the time change.

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Getting your partner involved

Getting your Partner involved

 

At the risk of generalising here, it’s been my experience that there’s usually one parent who handles the bulk of the night time responsibilities.  And that parent, in a man/woman relationship, is almost always Mum. Now, before you go accusing me of sexism of stereotyping, I’d just like to point out that there’s a reason this happens.

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Creating the Perfect Nursery

Creating the Perfect Nursery

 

 

When you first got pregnant, how long did it take before you started visualizing what your baby’s nursery was going to look like?

Go ahead. I won’t judge. Because for me it as once I had passed my second trimester.

I knew I wanted a Winnie the Pooh theme and wanted my baby to feel like she was in the 100-acre woods! I wanted her to feel like she was in an enchanted place! I searched the internet and found a painter who was able to do a 3D Muriel of exactly what I had imagined!! When I think of how much it cost to have this done I actually gasp! But at the time all I could think of was having the perfect nursery for her

If I had known then what I know now, I would have painted it a nice, neutral earth-tone and spent the rest of my resources researching cot sizes, mattresses, sleep sacks, video monitors and room temperature monitors!

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Should I Hire a Sleep Consultant?

Should I Hire a Sleep Consultant?

“With all of the information that’s readily available online and the resources you have at your disposal in the form of friends and family who have managed to get their kids to sleep, why would you want to invite a baby sleep consultant into your home to get your child sleeping through the night?”

I don’t often hear this question phrased exactly that way, but I know it’s a concern that a lot of parents have when they’re thinking about getting some professional help with their little ones’ sleep habits.

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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…]