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05JunTransition Toys for Babies

Toys can play a important role in helping babies adjust to sleeping by themselves. For the first few months, for many babies the best place to sleep is either on or near mum or dad. They love the touch, the smell and the comfort of having you close. They will often fall asleep being fed […]

30AprHow to deal with siblings when your baby doesn’t sleep

I’ve had a few questions recently about siblings, and how to integrate dealing with a baby’s sleep issue whilst also looking after another toddler or child. Most baby settling techniques and tips simply address the issue of the baby’s sleep, without any thought for the rest of the family and the effect on them. This is […]

03MarSettling Techniques

Parents use settling techniques in order to help their baby or child learn how to fall asleep without the parent actively doing something to help.  If parents actively helped their little one fall asleep, perhaps by feeding them to sleep, rocking them, stroking them or even lying next to them, then parents can become a […]

03MarWhat Are Sleep Associations?

The most common sleep issue I deal with stems from babies and children having a sleep association that involves parents actively doing something to help their little one drift off to sleep.  But what exactly is a sleep association and why is it a problem? We all have sleep associations.  Adults have their own bedtime […]

01MarHow to Deal with Early Risers

Ah yes the dreaded early riser! Just when you think you have cracked the night-wakings, they start waking up at some ungodly hour wanting to get up for the day.  As a general rule I tend to treat any waking before 6am as a night-waking, but there are some things you can do for a […]

11FebSettling Techniques for the Over-2’s

  Bedtime settling problems – and settling issues in the middle of the night – are not just limited to babies.  Children can often find it hard to settle to sleep at night and parents can find it more difficult to address, after all children can not only get out of bed themselves, they are […]

17JanHow Babies Sleep

It just doesn’t make sense!  If we are such an evolved species, why is there such a mismatch between the sleep needs of adults and the sleep needs of babies?  How come adults need 6 to 8 hours of unbroken sleep at night and yet our babies need us to get up every 2 to […]

16DecEverything You Need To Know About Night Terrors

Night Terrors belong in a family of sleep disorders called parasomnias, along with confusional arousals and sleep walking.  I will cover all three in this post, and talk about what causes them, what parents can do when they occur and also what you can do to prevent them happening. Let’s start with night terrors.  Night […]

11Dec4 reasons babies wake in the night

You’re a parent.  Having sleepless nights is, unfortunately, in the job description.  It can suck, getting up repeatedly in the night (you can read 6 tips for coping with sleep deprivation here), but it can help to understand why your baby is waking in the night.  So here are the 4 main reasons babies wake in […]

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