Tips For Coping With Bedtime When Clocks Change

Tips For Coping With Bedtime When Clocks Change

This year (2022), the clocks go back 1 hour at 1am on the Sunday 30th October. Even though the clocks only change by one hour, this can really upset a baby’s circadian rhythm (the internal process that regulates our sleep-wake cycle) leading to possible bedtime...
Success Story | Rebecca and Quinn

Success Story | Rebecca and Quinn

The Background 11 month old Quinn had generally been a ‘good sleeper’ – the issue was getting him to sleep. His parents would dread bedtime. They tried everything they could think of… Rocking him to sleep (sometimes for over an hour!); Lying him down, he’d fall...
Success Story | Helen and Savannah

Success Story | Helen and Savannah

The Background At 8 months old, Savannah had always been considered a ‘good sleeper’ and was in a regulated nap routine from 6 weeks old.  At 4 months she was self settling at bedtimes and waking once a night.  Naps were trickier as she was breastfed on demand and so...
Growth Spurts – What To Expect

Growth Spurts – What To Expect

During their first 12 months, babies grow rapidly in the form of growth spurts – quick, intense periods of growth. It can appear to happen pretty much overnight – one day they fit just fine into that new outfit, the following day – they’ve no...
How Much Daytime Should My Baby Have?

How Much Daytime Should My Baby Have?

The first thing to make clear is that your baby will have their own pattern of sleeping and chances are, it won’t be the same as any other baby you know so please don’t compare! Some babies love a good long sleep, others sleep in short bursts, some sleep through the...
Dropping Night Feeds

Dropping Night Feeds

Ahh night feeds…a magical time for you and your little one to bond. But, it sure takes its toll and I don’t blame you if you’re wondering if now could be the time to drop night feeding. Between 3 and 6 months of age, your baby will need 1-2 feeds a night –...
Toddler Bedtime Resistance

Toddler Bedtime Resistance

As with all sleep-related issues, the key is getting to the source of the problem. When it comes to toddlers, there could be many reasons for resisting sleep at bedtime. Let’s take a look at a couple of the more likely reasons for resisting sleep at bedtime… 1 |...
Creating The Perfect Baby Bedroom Environment

Creating The Perfect Baby Bedroom Environment

Following on from last week’s blog post about creating a smooth transition from basket to cot, this week we’re looking at how to create the perfect bedroom environment for your little one. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, or you follow me on social media,...
How to Move Your Baby from Moses Basket to Cot

How to Move Your Baby from Moses Basket to Cot

Official guidelines recommend a baby sleeps in a separate Moses basket or bassinet in the same room as its parents for the first six months at least to reduce the risk of SIDs.  But, by this time your baby will have grown considerably, and may even be growing out of...
How To Drop A Nap

How To Drop A Nap

You’ve done your research, cracked your baby’s age appropriate routine and all of a sudden your little one is either refusing to nap, taking forever to go to bed, waking in the night or early in the morning.  Firstly, let me reassure you that future disruptions in...
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