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How to Prepare your Little Person for the Winter Clock Change

Fall Back; How to Prepare your Little Person for the Winter Clock Change

Winter is fast approaching  and this means not only Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas, but also the clock change! Uh oh! Something that many of my lovely clients worry about, particularly when they have spent so long getting their little people into beautiful sleep and routine patterns only for it to be all thrown up into…
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Day in the life of a cloth bum mum

I’m here to spill the beans on what it’s like being a cloth bum mum… My name is Katrina, I’m a cloth nappy mummy to a 2 year-old and very proud owner of Peanut and Poppet – my cloth nappy shop. What does my day look like? It’s a lot like a day in the…
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Skiing with Toddlers – Family time in the Snow

Having never skied before, I have always been a little unsure of a family ski holiday so wasn’t sure what exactly to expect when we were kindly offered by Flagstone Travel to go and stay in the Alps for our first family ski experience! I am not exactly brave when it comes to more extreme…
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Sensory Issues and Sleep

Sensory Issues and Sleep

Imagine a long day at work or school, dealing with the stresses of the day and returning home shattered looking forward to a good night’s sleep. But instead of settling down amongst your soft, downy sheets, you are instead laying on a sharp, itchy, rough surface that is physically hurting you. The night light, intended…
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how can you have the best recovery from a C-section birth

How can you have the best recovery from a C-section?

Caesarean births are so common the world over but I would argue it is the one and only major surgery that has little to no advice or follow up given afterwards. Break your leg or your wrist and it is likely you will be offered follow up doctor and physio appointments. Have a baby however…
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Sleep Regressions

A question I am asked so often on Instagram is about sleep regressions, all things blips in sleep, why regressions happen, when they happen and what you can do about them! This blog post is full of tips and advice, I really hope that this is helpful. What is a sleep regression and are they…
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Baby Tongue Tie with Samantha Tanak

Samantha Tanak from Baby Tongue Tie is a baby tongue tie expert who I interviewed on my award winning podcast, please click here to listen. I wanted to share some of the main areas of tongue tie that we covered with you here because I have had so many questions about this topic since the…
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Unpicking Self-Settling

Babies and toddlers being able to fall asleep on their own – whether at the start of a nap, bedtime or when waking throughout the night, is called ‘self-settling’. I know, in my many years of experience as The Parent and Baby Coach that this can be a controversial topic so I wanted to share…
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Reflux and Milk

Reflux and milk is slightly controversial but I want to share my thoughts and feelings around the topic of how milk and baby’s diet relates to reflux. There is so much that you can do to help your baby’s reflux and I want this post to help you in discussing your baby’s reflux symptoms with…
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Choosing the Best Childcare Setting for Your Little One

The most important advice that I can give you when it comes to choosing childcare, is find what works for you and your family. Everyone’s experiences are different but, as a Mum and a Nanny and Parent Coach, I thought it would be useful for me to share tips and advice on choosing the right…
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Making Sleep Flexible

I wanted to share how to make sleep flexible so that, once your baby is sleeping in a good routine, you are able to have days out, an off-routine day or to help you to feel confident at editing your daily routine without affecting your baby’s sleep pattern. The idea of trying to be flexible…
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Tips for Toddler Night Waking

I am often asked about night waking in toddlers over on Instagram and so I wanted to share my top tips for helping toddlers of 12-24 months to sleep well throughout the night with you here. What we would consider to be ‘normal’ night waking behaviour for a toddler of 12 months and above The…
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Put Play in Your Day with Play Coach Claire Russell

Wonderful Claire Russell, creator of playHOORAY! is the Play Coach for parents. I interviewed her on my podcast in season 2 and wanted to share some of the brilliant ideas, tips and advice that she shared with us. She’s a Mummy of two young boys, an ex-teacher and all-round superwoman! If you don’t already, do…
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Celebrating 10 Years of The Parent and Baby Coach!

Happy 10 years to The Parent and Baby Coach! Somehow, an entire decade haws passed of me running this incredible business and I wanted to reflect and mark it with some celebrations on social media, a podcast episode and a reflective blog post that goes behind the scenes and shares what it’s really been like…
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Is fear of the dark stopping your toddler from settling to sleep?

Is fear of the dark stopping your toddler from settling to sleep?

A lot of parents find that at some stage, their toddler may start to feel afraid of the dark, perhaps ask for a light to be kept on overnight or even mention nightmares. This can be a tricky time for parents to navigate as you want to support your toddler emotionally without any negative impact…
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The Gut & Sleep Q&A

This post is all about the tummy and your baby’s gut. I get so many questions around how a baby’s tummy can affect their sleep – I hope you will find the main answers to your questions right here! Wind and how it affects sleep – does your baby having wind affect their sleep? I…
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Top Tips for Well-Being in Pregnancy with Rosie Stockley

This post is all about well-being in pregnancy, and it matches my podcast episode from Season 2 Episode 9, where I chatted with pre and post-natal exercise specialist Rosie Stockley of Mama Well. If you’d like to hear our chat in full, please click here. As you know, I am not an expert in pregnancy…
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Let’s Talk About Weaning

If you’re looking at starting weaning or are getting towards that stage in your little one’s development and wonder how weaning can affect their milk feeds, naps and routine, then you are in the right place! Weaning is one of the most popular topics that I am asked about and so I wanted to share…
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The Breastfeeding Basics

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I am very open-minded when it comes to feeding your baby, whether you choose breast, bottle or combination feeding, as long as your baby is well fed and healthy, that is what matters. If you’re pregnant and looking to breastfeed or, perhaps, are in the…
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Managing Your Little One’s Reflux

Reflux is a topic that I am so passionate about, having experienced tummy issues with my own boys and hundreds of clients. In this post I want to share with you how you can manage your baby’s reflux, once you’ve diagnosed it. If you have landed on this blog post and you’re still trying to…
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The Development of the Infant Gut

Did you know that one of the biggest impacts on your baby’s sleep can be what is going on in their guts? Time and time again, in my 1-1 coaching practice, I support parents with their baby’s sleep and the route cause of issues often lies in the development of the gut. Having experienced these…
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