The 4am Wide Awake Club

The 4am Wide Awake Club

THE 4AM WIDE AWAKE CLUBWhy is your little human wide awake at 4am? Find out the common reasons, how to overcome them and why you're not alone!One of the biggest issues I see as a sleep consultant is increased wakefulness towards the end of the night, especially from...

Travelling with Children

Travelling with Children

Travelling with childrenFind out if you should throw out your child's routine (along with your sanity!) when you go on holiday.Hooray! It finally feels as though we're able to jet off again to visit distant friends and family, explore the world or at the very least...

Safe Sleep Week

Safe Sleep Week

Safer Sleep Week14th - 20th March 2022Safe sleeping is one of the priorities for new parents when expecting a baby and thinking ahead to when they arrive. It affects lots of decisions from what purchases to make to how and where your baby will sleep. It can also be...

It’s time to Spring Forward!

It’s time to Spring Forward!

It's time to Spring ForwardBritish Summer Time begins on Sunday 27th MarchTips to help your child with the transition It’s that time of year again where we lose an hour of sleep, as British Summer Time begins on Sunday 27th March (yes, going into Mother's Day!!). For...

The Role of Attachment in Sleep

The Role of Attachment in Sleep

THE ROLE OF ATTACHMENT IN SLEEPHow to create the perfect balance between a healthy attachment with your baby and helping them sleep soundlyIt's February, the month of love, so what better way to think about love than the special bond you and your baby can create...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Baby bonding – is it love at first sight?

Baby bonding – is it love at first sight?

BABY BONDINGIs it love at first sight?It's February, the month of love, so what better way to think about love than the special bond you and your baby can create together to form a lifelong relationship built on trust, affection and security? Did you know that...

Tips for taking newborn photos at home

Tips for taking newborn photos at home

TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE NEWBORN PHOTOS AT HOME USING YOUR OWN CAMERA Bringing a baby into your home is a moment that you want to capture. While some of you may book a professional to photograph your baby, some of us are excited at the idea of capturing our newborn’s first...

The Gift Of Sleep This Christmas

The Gift Of Sleep This Christmas

Ask any parent in December what they really want for Christmas and you can guarantee that high up there on the list is SLEEP. Yes, large quantities of mulled wine and mince pies will definitely help get you through the worst of the sleep deprivation, but what about...

5 reasons to consider a night nanny

5 reasons to consider a night nanny

Hiring a night nanny is typically not at the top of most people’s priority list when you’re expecting a baby. There’s getting through the pregnancy to worry about, wondering how on earth this baby is going to get OUT, and then if you’ve given any thoughts about after...

Coping with the ‘Fall Back’

Coping with the ‘Fall Back’

How to help your baby or child adjust to the clocks changing As British Summer Time comes to an end this weekend, non-parents will be looking forward to an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning. But anyone with young children will know, that rarely happens when you have...

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The 4am Wide Awake Club

Why is your baby wide awake at 4am? Find out the common reasons, and why you’re not alone!

Travelling with Children

Travelling with childrenFind out if you should throw out your child's routine (along with your sanity!) when you go on holiday.Hooray! It finally feels as though we're able to jet off again to visit distant friends and family, explore the world or at the very least...

Safe Sleep Week

Safer Sleep Week14th - 20th March 2022Safe sleeping is one of the priorities for new parents when expecting a baby and thinking ahead to when they arrive. It affects lots of decisions from what purchases to make to how and where your baby will sleep. It can also be...

It’s time to Spring Forward!

It's time to Spring ForwardBritish Summer Time begins on Sunday 27th MarchTips to help your child with the transition It’s that time of year again where we lose an hour of sleep, as British Summer Time begins on Sunday 27th March (yes, going into Mother's Day!!). For...

The Role of Attachment in Sleep

How to create the perfect balance between a healthy attachment with your baby and helping them sleep soundly

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