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When Should You Take Your Child's Dummie (Pacifier) Away?Today, our question comes from Crysta, and she writes, “Is it better to take the dummy (pacifier) away first, and then try to keep my son in his own bed? Or is it better to get him sleeping in his own bed, and then take the pacifier away?”

I love this question, Crysta. It’s one I get asked often, and it has to do with props. Many children have more than one sleep prop.

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Does Your Baby Need Soothing Back To Sleep?

Soothing Back to Sleep…

This question comes from Kim who writes:

“Why does my 13 month old wake up between the hours of 2:00am and 4:00am and just needs to be patted right back to sleep? I don’t take him out of his cot but it takes a toll on me to stand over him and pat his back until he falls asleep again.”

Well Kim, You want to think about how Jacob falls asleep at bedtime. If you find that part of your bedtime routine includes putting him in his cot, and then standing above him patting his back, in a way he’s falling asleep on his own but in another way he’s not. Read more

Why is my Baby Not Sleeping?

Is your baby not sleeping?

This week’s question comes from Angel. She writes:

“Help! My baby’’s one year old and does not sleep. He has a one hour nap in the morning, but then doesn’’t have another one all day. He plays all day and into the evening, and doesn’’t usually go to sleep until midnight. Then wakes up about two-ish — sometimes he’’ll settle and sometimes he doesn’’t. If he does, he’’s up for the day at five a.m. and that’s it! So in 24 hours, he sleeps five hours. Is there something wrong with him… or is something wrong with me?Read more

BabyWinkz Consultancy - The Dummy DebateDummies, pacifiers, soothers, teethers…

A lot of parents who use dummies feel a twinge of guilt the first time they stick it in their baby’s mouth. However, dealing with a screaming infant in the shopping queue or on a long car trip will make most parents try just about anything they can think of to calm the child down! Read more

BabyWinkz Consultancy - improve child's sleepThe Secret..

During my 4 years as a sleep professional, I’ve gotten used to people asking me what the “secret” is to getting a baby to sleep through the night.

Teaching a child healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things.

Of course, there is no ONE secret.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some shortcuts, either! With that in mind, today I’d like to share with you 7 different shortcuts you can start trying over the next few nights to get your child sleeping better. Read more

It’s time for a new term at school – and that can lead to sleeping problems for children. In fact, it’s believed that around 30% of school-age children suffer from some sort of sleep disorder, and that can have a long-term impact on their health and behaviour both at home and at school. Read more