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Category: Sleep

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Dropping Naps

From 3 naps to 2 From around about 3-4 months old, your baby will be getting to settling into 3 established, long, consolidated naps per day. When a baby is ready to drop a nap at around 5, 6 or 7 months old you might find they start waking early in the morning, perhaps their…
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Napping Outside The Home

With the return to childcare after lockdowns or after a period of being looked after by family members, this transition can affect your little one’s naps and, therefore, sleep routine. The main concern on this topic that I hear from parents is “I don’t want to have to be at home every day for the…
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Early Waking Uncovered

Early waking seems to be a problem that I am contacted about a lot and so I wanted to dive into the many factors that affect early morning waking. So often reasons why your little one is waking early are child-specific so, if you find that all of these tips don’t help you improve on…
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Let’s Talk Routines!

The word routine brings dread to so many people but also can bring confidence and joy. It’s a controversial word, I know. What is a routine? A routine is a sequence of actions regularly followed. Doesn’t sound that bad, does it?! As parents of a small baby or toddler,we mean a routine is a structure…
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Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep Cycles

Sleep cycles are something that we see written and spoken about a lot but, ultimately, I think a really good understanding of what a sleep cycle means and how it affects your baby’s sleep is really quite important to know. As well as the dreaded and much awaited 4 month sleep regression – is it…
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The Things That No One Tells You About Those Early Days of Sleep

One thing that people never tell you when you have a newborn is that, if you can put good sleep practices in place from the start, then you’ll be much less likely to need to do anything drastic further down the line. I often like to start working with 1-1 clients from around the 5…
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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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Why Setting up Sleep from an Early Age has Huge Benefits for Everyone

Why Setting up Sleep from an Early Age has huge Benefits for Everyone

When I am working with clients on their little ones sleep, one of the most common questions I often get is “what could I have done earlier on to avoid having to do sleep coaching now”, or “Is there any thing I can do with my second child so that we get things right from…
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Christmas Travelling and Routines

Christmas travelling and routines

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! I just love Christmas and can’t wait to spend it with my boys and loved ones, but I know that for a lot of people, Christmas brings with it a lot of anxiety about travelling, staying elsewhere with their babies and change of routine. I wanted…
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Newborn sleep

Newborn Sleep

A huge congrats to Meghan and Harry on the arrival of their new little baby boy! I am so excited for their journey into Parenthood and I don’t doubt that they will make the most amazing parents. I hope to be joining their little boy gang very soon, all be it second time over! So…
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Combatting Early Morning Waking

Combatting Early Morning Waking

After my super successful recent Instagram Live on Early Morning Waking, I promised I would run through some of the most useful tips and techniques I use, all trialled and tested with many clients over the years. The way in which you approach the early waking of your child will, of course, depend on their…
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Springing Forward – Saving Routines When the Clock Changes…

Springing Forwards – dealing with the clock change and your baby’s routine

The clock change is upon us once again, and for most this means longer days and that summer is on the way – hurrah! For some of us, though (us parents!), this can mean concerns about your child or baby’s routine and worry about how best to deal with it… Here are my top tips…
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Online Baby Sleep & Routine Course

Online Baby Sleep & Routine Course

If you follow me on social media, then you may have seen that on March 1st I launched a super duper new product and I took a very exciting step in my business by producing the Online Baby Sleep & Routine Course. I wanted to take the time to write about this process and record…
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Setting up a Baby Sleep Routine – What age is best?

Setting up a Baby Sleep Routine – What age is best?

I often have clients come to me with newborn babies asking what age is best to start setting up a sleep routine. These parents are sometimes ones who have had a hard time with their first baby and want the second baby to be a better sleeper from an earlier age. Or they could be…
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To Dreamfeed or not to Dreamfeed?

To Dreamfeed or not to Dreamfeed?

To “dreamfeed”- a word that is alien to most until they enter the world of parenting when it then becomes either a life saving sleep tip, or a matter of much confusion. The phrase dreamfeed means basically to pick up your baby from a sleep state, and to offer them a feed (be it breast…
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White Noise and Baby Sleep!

White Noise and Baby Sleep!

One of the most popular questions I get asked in my sleep workshops is whether or not white noise can cause sleep problems for babies at a later date. Many mums are concerned that by using white noise they are teaching their babies to sleep in an environment that is not “real life”, and that…
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Newborns and Routines – the fact and the fiction!

Newborns and Routines – the fact and the fiction!

When I was pregnant, I was confident that I would aim to help my baby get into a routine as soon as I felt like it was the right time. If you have ever attended one of my Sleep Workshops, you will know that I always advise setting up a routine for baby as it…
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Establishing Good Baby Sleep Habits from Birth…

Establishing Good Baby Sleep Habits from Birth…

Nearly every client I meet will ask me “But how could I have stopped my baby sleeping badly in the first place?”. The answer is usually very simple, unless baby has had medical issues, there are LOTS of things you can do from birth to establish good sleep habits. Your baby is born having been…
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