Sleep Training; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Sleep Training; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Sleep Training; The good, The Bad and The UglyWhat does sleep training actually look like and if, when, and why should you consider trying it?It's a New Year, and so far it's looking likely to be a huge improvement on the last two! Are you one for new years resolutions, especially when we've missed out on so much in recent times? Or like me are you just happy to be moving forward and not looking...

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The realities of sleeping through the night

The realities of sleeping through the night

THE REALITIES OF SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHTThe lowdown on when and why"Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?" has almost certainly got to be the number one asked question among new parents. Often well meant, and either stemming from genuine curiosity or just to make conversation, it's none-the-less an annoying question and one that (if you've yet to achieve the perfect concoction of magic...

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Nightmares vs Night Terrors

Nightmares vs Night Terrors

Halloween for many children is such an exciting time of year. Of course they love the sweets and chocolates, but children also love the pumpkin carving, the fun of trick or treating in the dark, and to play being pretend-scared. When this is all done with fun and whilst feeling safe, they scream with delight! But what happens when your child is waking up screaming overnight? Not so much fun, for...

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Cot to bed transition

Cot to bed transition

So your baby has upped and walked, quite literally, has a voice of their own and suddenly seems so grown up. You may be starting wonder if they feel too caged in in their cot, and that a 'big' bed would be better suited to their ever-growing mind and size. But when is the right time to make the transition? Impulse control in toddlersChildren do not learn impulse control until at least 2.5 years...

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

As your baby reaches 6 months, many parents are feeling a little more confident, the newborn fog is clearing and your child is taking small steps towards independence. Perhaps you can grab a shower or make some food while they play for short periods under a play mat. Then overnight your baby changes, and they no longer to be put down or left alone for a single moment. Welcome to separation...

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Travelling with children…UK edition!

Travelling with children…UK edition!

Travelling with children...UK editionFind out if you should throw out your child's routine (along with your sanity!) when you go on holiday.Whilst some of us may be jetting off to far away lands this summer, the vast majority will yet again be holidaying within our borders, the perfect COVID-19 staycation. This brings with it some positives, the main advantage being that you don't have to...

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Eat your way to sleep

Eat your way to sleep

EAT YOUR WAY TO SLEEPHow to make nutrition work for your child's sleepThis week is Healthy Eating Week (14th to 20th June 2021), a campaign from the British Nutrition Foundation to help us all improve our health and wellbeing. We all know that eating a healthy balanced diet is good for growth and development in children (plus a whole load of additional benefits!), but what about specifically for...

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Formula = Fuller = More Sleep?

Formula = Fuller = More Sleep?

FORMULA = FULLER = MORE SLEEP?Will offering a bottle really get you and your child a better nights sleep?It's World Milk Day on 1st June, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate it, than to address the most commonly asked question that I receive about milk. One of the biggest fears of a breastfeeding Mum is that her baby isn't recieving enough milk, and as a hungry baby won't settle to...

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Stepping out of lockdown

Stepping out of lockdown

Stepping out of lockdownThe impact on our mental health and sleepWe've already started on our journey out of lockdown, with many businesses and services able to open once more. Baby groups are back on, albeit under a slightly different guise, outside meet ups can happen in small groups and days out to farms and zoos can once again be scheduled in the diary. And this is all set to ramp up a notch...

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Secrets of a Night Nanny

Secrets of a Night Nanny

Secrets of a Night NannyParenting hacks and tips to maximise sleep and make life with a newborn (or newborns!) that little bit easier!Each time I work with a new family, it is always fascinating to be reminded of just how unaware new parents generally are. There's plenty of advice out there if you go looking for it...but what if you don't know what you're looking for? Most people know to...

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Sleep Training; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

What does sleep training actually look like and if, when, and why should you consider trying it?

The realities of sleeping through the night

THE REALITIES OF SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHTThe lowdown on when and why"Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?" has almost certainly got to be the number one asked question among new parents. Often well meant, and either stemming from genuine curiosity or just to...

Nightmares vs Night Terrors

How can you tell the difference between the two? And more importantly how can you help your child through them?

Cot to bed transition

So your baby has upped and walked, quite literally, has a voice of their own and suddenly seems so grown up. You may be starting wonder if they feel too caged in in their cot, and that a 'big' bed would be better suited to their ever-growing mind and size. But when is...

Separation Anxiety

As your baby reaches 6 months, many parents are feeling a little more confident, the newborn fog is clearing and your child is taking small steps towards independence. Perhaps you can grab a shower or make some food while they play for short periods under a play mat....

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