Being a Mum can be so tough. You’re up all night, you’re trying to work out naps, feeding and weaning and it feels like a full-time job just keeping your baby alive. For many, the reality is that we have the difficult task of being… Read More »How to survive returning to work when your baby doesn’t sleep
It’s so hard to know what ‘normal’ is when it comes to infant sleep as our expectations are heavily skewed by cultural norms, social media, TV, books, doctors and even well-meaning friends and family. I’m sure as new parents, we all expect newborn babies to… Read More »Is my baby’s sleep normal?
Sleep training is something parents often ask me about. Some families come to me having tried it and it hasn’t worked. Others are feeling really frustrated as the rest of their NCT group have babies who are sleeping well after doing cry-it-out and are feeling… Read More »What’s the harm with sleep training anyway?
For many new parents the thought of going on holiday with a baby can be rather daunting. Navigating unfamiliar places, changes in your usual routine and trying to get your baby to sleep on the go or somewhere new can all feel overwhelming. However, holidays… Read More »How to avoid sleep problems when going on holiday with a baby
Working out how to get your baby to sleep is not an easy task at the best of times but with temperatures soaring, you have the added worry of keeping your baby sleeping safely and not overheating. The Lullaby Trust recommends an ideal room temperature… Read More »10 ways to help your baby or child sleep in the heat
What’s the difference between them? The work of Dr W Thomas Boyce has shown that children have two very different responses to their environment. Around 80% of children are like dandelions (hardy, resilient) and thrive in most environments and the other 20% are like orchids… Read More »Is your child an orchid or a dandelion?
Your sleep is important. As a holistic sleep coach, I have a family-focused approach to every sleep situation. This means that as well as addressing a child’s sleep struggles, I also help optimise a parent’s sleep. At the end of the day, for parents, it’s… Read More »Optimising parent sleep: How to sleep better and feel more rested
Everyone has heard about the three trimesters of pregnancy but what exactly is the Fourth Trimester? Well, the Fourth Trimester describes the three months after birth when your baby is adjusting to life outside the womb and new parents are adjusting to their new lives… Read More »The Fourth Trimester and Sleep
It depends! It is never a bad idea to cuddle your baby and give them lots of love and attention. Rocking your baby to sleep is not a problem either. It’s only a problem when rocking your baby to sleep becomes a problem for you… Read More »Sleep Associations – is rocking my baby to sleep a good idea?
At the end of October, the clocks will shift back an hour signaling the end of British Summer Time. Whilst an extra hour in bed sounds like a welcome rest, most parents will be more concerned with how their little one’s will adjust to the… Read More »How to help children with the Autumn clock change