General Sleep Tips

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Does baby know best? When and why to introduce a sleep schedule

“Do you feed on a schedule, or on demand?” In all my years as a sleep coach and as a mom, this is one of the most common questions I’ve heard new moms being asked. Often, though not always, the question is posed to actually mean: “Are your forcing your child to fit your routine, [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:28:24+00:00November 15th, 2018|Day routine, General Sleep Tips, Newborn|

4 Practical Tips for Getting Your Baby On a Sleep Schedule

Do the the very words “sleep routine”, “sleep schedule”, or “sleep plan” make you cringe? As a new mom, you might stress about getting your baby on a sleep schedule, or any kind of a routine. Maybe you’ve already tried everything you can think of to get your little one on a predictable day rhythm [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:27:14+00:00November 1st, 2018|Day routine, General Sleep Tips|

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 [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:27:23+00:00October 21st, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Newborn|

Sleep Associations: When Should Your Baby Start Self-Settling?

If you've spent any amount of time googling your way to a sleeping baby, you've probably encountered the term sleep associations or sleep props, and how they are bad for sleep. But what are sleep associations in the first place, and why are they important when it comes to your baby's sleep habits? What are [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:05+00:00August 13th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

5 Top Sleep Tips For A Relaxing Summer

Summertime. It always sounds so dreamy. Barbecues, vacation, family time, swimming, fun and laughter. But when you have kids, especially a baby, summer can sometimes be the most exhausting time of year. Give me hot and sticky weather, longer daylight in the evenings, a baby who is thirsty all the time, throw a couple of [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00July 16th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Travel|

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 |2018-12-12T14:06:06+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 |2018-12-12T14:04:38+00:00May 14th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

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 |2018-12-12T14:16:42+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 |2018-12-12T13:55:53+00:00March 26th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep environment|

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