Sleep Swings And Roundabouts
The Fourth Trimester And Sleep
It's natural that your Small goes through times of settled (ish!) sleep and times when it's an utter shiz show. Your Small's sleep can be swings and roundabouts!
It's so tough and tiring but it IS totally natural. I promise you aren't doing anything wrong and your Small isn't missing their sleep setting
Ditching The Dummy
I’m going back to the bed beginning, to take a look at sleep during your baby’s first three months AKA the Fourth Trimester.
First time that you’ve heard of the fourth trimester? I’ve loads more to say about this here.
The Four Month Regression
It maybe a sleep shock to hear a sleep consultant say this but I’m very pro dummy and my general advice is always don’t rush to ditch it especially without looking at other reasons why your small might be sleep struggling first!
Starting School and Sleep
Around the four month mark, you may notice a change in your baby’s behaviour, feed and sleep patterns. Like most things with babies, they get there in their own time; some may arrive at this stage a little earlier, whilst some may get there a little later.
Mind Your Own Business
Starting school or going up a school year is a mega milestone and it’s a very exciting yet emotional time for you and your child.
Is Your Older Child Sleep Struggling? Let's Break The Sleep Silence
“Is your baby a good sleeper?”
“Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?”
These are often the first thing people ask as soon as you’ve had your baby, you’re lucky if you’ve announced the birth before it starts!
Going from Foursome To Awesome
Most of the sleep advice out there is aimed at the baby sleep stage and by the time your small has turned 6 months old it's common bed belief sleep *should* be nailed.
Over tired, over wired and overly early rising
Hunkering down to a family foursome is an exciting and special time indeed.It's a time to bond together and enjoy each and everyone of those head sniffs and newborn snuggles! I know you are going to smash it and be an awesome foursome but here are my top tips for making this transition just that little bit smoother:
Why I don't use controlled crying
Is your little one waking up early in the morning and welcoming in the crack of dawn? I promise that you certainly you aren't alone in those bleak early hours for I am so frequently asked about early rising and how to see a more respectable time of the morning.
Screens, sleep and sensible advice
Controlled crying, controlled comforting, spaced soothing, crying in company; it has many pseudo names and even more variations on how to actually put it into practice and carry it out.
Top Tips For Your Baby's sleep
I have a sensible and an “everything in moderation” approach to most things in life. Tech can be necessary, useful AND educational; however like most things over indulging in them can cause an impact elsewhere. As an infant sleep consultant I have experienced numerous times how screen usage can impact infant sleep.
The Fourth Trimester
With 20+ years experience as a Nanny and sleep consultant, here are my top tips to help your baby sleep soundly.
The Regression Roller Coaster
The first 12 weeks after the birth of your new baby is sometimes referred to as the 4th Trimester. It has come to be named this because during the first 3 months of their life, your new born baby will often behave like they are still in the womb; have their eyes closed, asleep for most of the time only waking to feed.
Terrific Travel Tips
You may not want to hear this but your little one will go through many phases and regressions with their sleep in their first 2 years. It can be a bit like riding a very loopy roller coaster, the regression roller-coaster!
Supporting Your Newborn's Sleep
I am going to be honest here, a holiday can bring many a change to their environment, routine and rituals which can impact a little one's sleep (sigh), especially if there is a time difference involved. It however doesn’t mean that it is off track forever so try not to panic and enjoy those precious memory making holidays!
Sleep is the hot topic of most parents! Here are my top tips on supporting your new baby's sleep