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BabyWinkz Consultancy - RefluxBaby that has reflux can be sleep trained

I’ve been in this business now for a while and every year I see more and more babies suffering from reflux. I’ve got two thoughts around that.

One is that I do think it’s becoming a bit of a catch phrase for any sort of fussiness that we see in babies. I’ve had clients tell me that they went in and expressed a bit of concern around their child’s fussiness and were given the diagnosis of reflux without any testing going on behind it. Read more

BabyWinkz Consultancy - question timeThis week’s question comes from Heidi

“I’ve been trying to sleep train my one year old. Last night, she cried for a solid hour and I gave up. What do I do now?”

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BabyWinkz Consultancy - baby can't sleepYour child can’t sleep anywhere else?

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.”

If there is a downside, which I don’t think there is, but if there is a downside to having a baby who sleeps well, it’s that they often don’t sleep that great in other locations, but none of us do.. 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

Lots of people manage a toddler and baby, you are not alone!

Having a toddler and a young baby is something that at first can seem very daunting, but many people are in that situation so you are not alone. I have personally experienced this as my daughters are a year apart, and I always remember the doctors initial reaction to me when we found out I was pregnant, he asked me how I felt and whether I had a good support network, there I was holding a 5 month old in the doctors surgery and finding out that I had another baby on the way.

You will have had 9 months to prepare your toddler for the changes which are about to take place, but how your toddler will react and what the reality of having two young children will feel like will remain a mystery until it actually occurs. In order to make life a little easier for yourself, your toddler and your new baby, it’s important to consider the following. Read more

Baby and Toddler Sleep Pattern

It’s spring again, which means the clocks go forward an hour, therefore the start of  British Summer Time (BST). In some ways that’s lovely, because it means summer is on the way and the nights will get lighter. But if you have a child who you’ve just got into a good bedtime routine, you might find that the changing of the clocks affects their sleep. Bear in mind that your baby or toddler doesn’t actually know the time – they use their own inner clock – use that to your advantage. The secret is to be prepared, and with just a little bit of effort you’ll find their sleep routine gets back to normal really quickly. Here are some tips to help you prepare your little one for time changes. Read more

“Congratulations, you’re having twins!” While twins are great news, you might also be panicking. Extra nappies, extra feeds, two slippery bodies to manage at bath time – how on earth will you cope with two babies?! While having twins is hard work it’s also incredibly rewarding, and you’ll soon work out routines and methods to help make life easier. Read more

BabyWinkz - Dealing with early morning waking

BabyWinkz - Dealing with early morning waking

You need sleep too

Baby’s sleep time can be problematic, even more so when the mornings get lighter! Babies tend to be regulated by the daylight – so they’re tired when it’s dark and awake when it’s light – which is no consolation when the sun rises at 5am and baby wants to play! Here are 6 tips to help you deal with early morning waking in summer. Read more

Baby and Toddler Sleep: Nap Transition

Baby and Toddler Sleep: Nap Transition

Ready to start tnap transition?

Young babies sleep when they need to but as they grow up they’ll tend to fall into a pattern of two daytime naps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. However, between 12 and 24 months most babies will drop one of their naps. Read on to find out how to determine if your baby is ready to take the nap transition from two naps to one, and how to make it as easy as possible. Read more

Helping and preparing toddler for new baby arrival

Helping and preparing toddler for new baby arrival

Preparing toddler for new baby

A new baby is always a time of joy for the parents and extended family – but it can also be a time of confusion for your toddler. They keep hearing they’ve got a new baby brother or sister but they don’t really understand what that means – and the tiny baby in the crib isn’t much fun either! In the worst cases toddlers can become jealous of the new baby and this can lead to behavioural problems such as bed wetting or bad dreams, or your toddler may even try to hurt the baby. In this article we’ll look at some sleep methods that you can do to help prepare your toddler for the new arrival so they adjust quickly. Read more