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/Rachael Kullmann

About Rachael Kullmann

Hey, mama! I’m Rachael, the founder and chief baby whisperer behind Sweet Babydreams Sleep Coaching. As a mother of 3 lively kids, I have personally experienced the effects of sleepless nights and tiring days with no naps. Now, as a certified Infant & Child Sleep Coach, I help transform bad sleepers into bedtime-enthusiasts and nap-junkies, so that you and your little one can get the rest you need.

10 Biggest Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Child’s Sleep

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone's child was a great sleeper? Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Often, parents come to me sleep deprived and frustrated because after trying everything they could think off they're child's still waking up multiple times a night and having trouble settling for naps.  Some parents actually already know what they [...]

By |2019-01-25T14:24:03+00:00May 28th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

7 Secrets to Successfully Sleep Training Your Baby

So most of us moms have at some time or another done something to improve our baby’s sleep (unless we had that annoyingly easy-going child that everyone was jealous of). Maybe you've even done crazy, nonsensical things out of sleep deprivation just to try and get some shut eye. Like hanging the crib from the [...]

By |2019-01-25T14:13:05+00:00May 14th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

Where should my child sleep? Age appropriate sleep options for your child

I’ve recently been getting quite a few questions from my clients about when to change a baby into a toddler bed. There a lot of factors to consider when choosing a bed option for your child. And the struggle already starts while you're preparing for your child to be born. Do you buy a sidecar? Crib? What [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:00:37+00:00April 16th, 2018|Sleep environment|

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 [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:02:28+00:00April 9th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

Adjusting your child’s sleep to daylight savings

Most of us in the Northern Hemisphere have just gone through daylight savings into summer time, which means darker mornings and lighter evenings. While most grown-ups welcome the change, as a parent you may be struggling with adjusting your child’s sleep to daylight savings time. If your child was an early riser before, going into [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:21:12+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Day routine, General Sleep Tips|

Help your baby sleep better with white noise

Let’s talk about how you can help your baby sleep better. The sleep environment is one of the easiest things to optimise when wanting to improve your child’s sleep, and white noise is a great way of doing this. Why use white noise? Babies aren’t used to having a completely quiet sleep environment, and sometimes [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:05:16+00:00March 26th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep environment|

Eating for sleep: What should your child eat to sleep better?

The one important aspect of sleep that we often forget about is nutrition. And this goes beyond just whether or not your child is full. Research has shown that WHAT our children eat plays a huge role in how well they sleep. So, what should your child eat to sleep better? What should your child eat [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:08:07+00:00May 8th, 2017|Nutrition & Sleep|

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!). [...]

By |2019-01-30T20:10:50+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Day routine, General Sleep Tips|

Monsters & melatonin – Do toddlers need a night light?

In movies, kids often fall asleep with a bedside lamp or night-light on. Due to the biology of sleep, though, I recommend that all babies and toddlers sleep in a pitch-black room. This encourages the production of melatonin - the hormone that makes us sleepy. However, many parents then worry about their children feeling [...]

By |2018-12-04T14:36:31+00:00June 16th, 2016|General Sleep Tips, Sleep environment, Toddler sleep|

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. [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:09:38+00:00June 3rd, 2016|General Sleep Tips|

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