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5 Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes Up In The Night

“Not again!” I moaned, pulling the duvet over my head to muffle the sounds of my little one cries. I was utterly exhausted. My baby was waking every 40 minutes of the night - it was 1am, and I’d already been awake 4 times since falling into bed at 10pm. “Can you please go?” I pleaded with my husband. He stumbled out of bed, and tried to soothe...

Shhh-Patting Technique: How to Get Your Newborn to Fall Asleep

The "Shhh-pat" method from Tracy Hogg, the Baby Whisperer, is one of my absolute favourites for settling babies newborn till about 5-6 months. Often babies in this age group aren't quite able to calm themselves when they are a little worked up, and this method is super practical and easy to follow for parents wanting to help their little ones get...

Sleep Training In Action: How I weaned my 3-month-old off the dummy

I’m a sleep coach - does that mean my kids always sleep perfectly? Absolutely not! My daughter Kezia was born in December and she’s now almost 4 months old. And we’ve been having a few sleep troubles of our own.  As a newborn, Kezia had problems with an upset stomach, some reflux and colic. Having a pacifier really helped her to settle better and...

How much should my baby sleep? Age-appropriate sleep expectations

Do you get confused and overwhelmed by all the various tips and advice thrown at you concerning your child's sleep? How much should my baby sleep? What IS normal? We mums often get trapped in a cycle of comparing ourselves to other mums, or our children with other children (especially on the topic of sleep!). If your baby hasn't struggled with...

Catnapping – Why are short naps a problem and how to fix it?

Moms often tell me they could tell time based on how long their baby naps. Forty-five minutes and not a second more! And no matter how hard they try, they can't change their baby's catnapping habits. While short naps are normal during the newborn age, catnapping can cause big problems when the child gets older. What are catnaps and when are they...
5 Best Holiday Sleep Tips For Babies

5 Best Holiday Sleep Tips For Babies

HO HO HO, the holidays are fast approaching! Or maybe if you’re going to be travelling with a little one it feels like “OH NO OH NO!”.  Christmas with its promises of being “merry and bright” can hold a slightly different feel for parents of little ones with the...

The Truth About Teething And Sleep

The Truth About Teething And Sleep

Lately, lots of clients have told me that they feel their baby is teething and that it’s making night sleep worse - often for weeks or months on end! While those sharp little baby teeth cutting through gums is bound to be uncomfortable, and sometimes downright sore,...

5 Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes Up In The Night

5 Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes Up In The Night

“Not again!” I moaned, pulling the duvet over my head to muffle the sounds of my little one cries. I was utterly exhausted. My baby was waking every 40 minutes of the night - it was 1am, and I’d already been awake 4 times since falling into bed at 10pm. “Can you...

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