The Four Month Sleep Regression

As a professional sleep consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance.

Essentially, if your baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word.

Some people subscribe to the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 month regression, a 1 year regression, as well as teething regressions, growth spurt regressions, and so on.

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Tips For Extending Your Baby’s Nap Time

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar…

Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to sleep and put her gently into her crib for her morning nap.

And then, 30 minutes later, she wakes up fussy and irritable and, despite your pleading, bargaining, and offers of riches, refuses to go back to sleep.

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Is This the Right Time to Sleep Train?

There are two things I can pretty much guarantee you when it comes to teaching your baby to sleep through the night.

  1. It’s going to be a challenge
  2. It’s going to be eminently worth it.

I’ve never worked with a family whose baby went right down on the first night and just magically slept through from then on. Some have slept through the night on night two, most of them start seeing results on night three or four, but I won’t kid you, night one can be a trial.

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Helping Overcome Children’s Fear of the Dark

It’s 2:00 AM, you’re sleeping peacefully in your bed, and you suddenly wake up, not entirely sure why, but as you start to gain awareness of your surroundings, you become aware, to your horror, that there’s someone in the room with you! You hear the sound of their voice, and they whisper those four words that chill every parent to the bone.

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Back to School Sleep Tips : Help Your Child be ready (2021)

Updated 1 March 2021 (originally published 16 September 2020)

Alright, let me just start off here by saying, no judgment for what might have gone down in the last couple of months.

I know… I’m a child sleep consultant and you may think that I’m going to tell you off for the late bedtimes, inconsistent schedules, or any of the many naughty things that may have taken place over your summer holidays and during lock down. Read more

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

Updated 22 February 2021 (originally published 14 March 2016)

On the 28th March 2021, 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

YouTube Interview – Baby Winkz – Sleep is a Human Right

I had an interview with Tembo Sounds Show.

During these absurd times, sleep plays a critical role in our health.

Judy Clark of Kent, England, shares with us her insights and expertise.

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Switching From a Cot to a Bed

When it comes to making the transition from a cot to a big-kid bed, there are two questions that need to be answered. The first is when, and the second is how.

Now, if you’re reading this on my website, chances are that you came here looking for some advice about teaching your little one the skills they need to sleep through the night.

And if that’s the case, then the answer to the question of “When” is, quite simply, “Not now.” Read more

Quarantine Survival Guide for Parents Home Schooling

What can I say? These past few months have been…

WOW. Am I right?

Just wow.

If you’re in the same boat as most parents in the world, you’ve had to accommodate the fact that your kids were suddenly and unexpectedly given an extra four months of summer holiday.

And to top it all off, they’re unable to leave the house. Read more