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Hot nights and sweaty sheets are no fun for little babies trying to get to sleep. While you can get up, strip off and reposition a fan to cool down, your baby can’t manage her temperature so easily.

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All parents need to know how to prepare baby for the 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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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

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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My Baby Won't Sleep Anywhere but His Cot!Today I want to talk a little bit about getting your baby to sleep somewhere other than their cot. I get emails from parents a lot of times saying, “My baby sleeps so well on The Sleep Sense Program. She takes great naps in her cot, but she really won’t sleep anywhere else.” Read more

 Signs Your Child Should Stop Daytime NapsToday I want to talk about,

Signs that it may be time for your child to stop daytime naps. I know that’’s a sad day for a lot of parents. Trust me. I’’ve been there twice but there are some things you should start to look for that may be an indicator that your child just really does not need that afternoon nap any longer. Read more

Babies & Toddlers  Who Bang Their Heads

Is your baby banging their head?

All parents of toddlers have witnessed the full body flailing of their enraged child. It is something to behold. Kids definitely don’’t hold back when they’’re angry or upset! This can be disconcerting to the parent, but even more disconcerting is when your toddler repeatedly bangs her head against the wall or the sides of her cot or the floor— for apparently no reason at all. Read more

Baby Winkz Consultancy - CribOuch my feet!

If you’re like most parents, you probably can’t take more than a couple of steps in your house without tripping over a doll, a stuffed teddy or action figure. You are probably familiar with the sensation of getting those hard, building block pieces embedded in the bottom of your bare foot, or having to spend ten minutes scooping your child’s dripping bath toys such as plastic fish, ducks and bottles out of the bathtub every night. Read more

Promote sleep tonightThis very night you can promote sleep in your child’s room

Being a parent of young kids usually comes with having a house-full of accessories. In pioneer days, babies would have had a cradle and maybe a rattle if they were really lucky. These days, a newborn comes home from the hospital to a crib, a playpen, a swing, a high chair, talking mobiles, stuffed animals that sing and dance… the list goes on.

There are so many fun products on the market that can entertain our kids, interact with them and make them laugh.

Which is exactly why they shouldn’t be kept in the bedroom when the children are trying to fall asleep. Read more

Picture - BabyWinkz - end of British Summer TimeOn Sunday 26 October, 02:00am, clocks go backwards by 1 hour, so we get an extra hours sleep, therefore an end to daylight savings time. Changing the clocks twice a year, has an affect on us all and can increase our sleep debt. It it especially noticeable in babies, toddlers and young children as they tend to have a structured sleep pattern, going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning. Read more