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
We spend ages creating the perfect nursery but the reality is most newborns don’t actually sleep in there for quite a while. Official guidelines from The Lullaby Trust recommend that the safest place for a baby to sleep is in a separate crib or moses… Read More »When and How to Move your baby to their own room
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
Early rising is one of the most common things I am asked about. So many parents struggle with this one, you are not alone. If you are constantly feeling exhausted as your little one persistently wakes up at 4:30am, please read on – there is… Read More »Top Culprits for Early Morning Wakings
EVERYTHING!! There are two very different things but often cause a lot of confusion for parents. Self-settling is simply settling yourself to sleep. It means going from being awake to asleep without someone else helping you. Self-soothing is something entirely different. This is the ability… Read More »What’s the difference between self-soothing and self-settling?
Did you know that what we eat can impact how we sleep? There are four main vitamins and minerals that can be found in food that promote sleep: tryptophan, magnesium, calcium and Vitamin B6. Melatonin is a natural hormone which helps regulate our body clock. … Read More »Foods for Sleep: The best and worst foods for getting sleep
Nap transitions are a tricky part of new parenthood. It seems as soon as our babies get into a consistent napping groove they start fighting nap time! Is your baby at the stage where 1 nap isn’t enough but 2 naps is too much? How… Read More »When and how should my baby transition to one nap?
Sleep regressions: A very over used phrase and one that you are probably familiar with. I actually think that it’s a really unhelpful term as ‘regressions’ implies that you are going backwards with something but it could actually be because of new developments and progressions.… Read More »Sleep Regressions: The what, when, how and why?