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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 I don’t believe in Colic

Why I Don’t Believe in Colic

There, I said it…  The thing is you see, colic is a very general term for an unhappy baby. The NHS definition of colic is “when your baby cries a lot, but there is no obvious cause”. For me, that is just not true. Crying is communication, so if your baby seems to be very…
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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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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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CoziGo Review

As many of you will know, if you follow me on Instagram, I recently went on my travels to beautiful South Africa to visit family. My husband and I last flew long distance with our son, Rupert, when he was only 4 months old and so this time, at 14 months, I knew that we…
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Preparing for your Second Baby

As I move through my second pregnancy, I have been turning my attention to the full range of emotions that come from being about to bring a second baby into our family: excitement and trepidation seem to be the two main conflicting emotions that a lot of parents go through and both are absolutely natural…
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Long car journeys with babies and toddlers: tips and tricks for festive travel!

Lots of us will be facing long car journeys with babies and toddlers this Christmas and there might be that nagging feeling at the back of your mind that it’s not going to be easy. Once you’ve ticked off the Christmas shopping list, wrapped the presents, packed your bag, packed your little ones’ bags (and…
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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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Saving the Environment – One nappy at a time!

Review of the Kit and Kin nappy brand I started 2018 a lot more mindful of our family impact on the environment, having had a baby very recently. Not only that, but Veganuary was kicking off, and social media was awash with pictures of sea life dying from plastic consumption from a recent Blue Planet…
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Patiently Pumping – Our Pumping Journey!

I was very keen on pumping alongside breastfeeding from the very word go as I wanted my husband to be involved with bedtimes, therefore pumping enough during the day time to give him a bottle in the evenings. When Rupert was born, I soon realised that pumping would be a much bigger part of my…
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Our Breastfeeding Journey

And so this is where it ends… I don’t think the end of a breastfeeding journey is ever easy for any mother. Whether it is at day five because your baby just wont latch, week 12 because you are not producing enough milk, or month 9 when you return to work. There is that very…
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The Fourth Trimester – Highs and Lows

Fourteen weeks old and counting. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish that time would stand still, and I could cuddle my newborn baby boy forever. We no longer fit into that “take it easy, you have a newborn” category and life is mostly back to normal… I’m both excited but…
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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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The Not So Perfect Napper and Reflux

There I said it! My baby does not sleep perfectly! It’s probably one of the most frustrating things to admit when your sole job is getting babies to sleep well – but it is true. See the thing is, in my workshops and with private clients, I will always tell parents that you can always…
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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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Creating a Good Milk Supply for your Newborn….

In my role as a Parent and Baby Coach, I often work with Mum’s who are really struggling to get a grips with breastfeeding. In this blog I point out some of the common problems with milk supply and how to make sure that your baby gets a good start with breastfeeding…. Your baby is…
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