General Sleep Tips

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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 |2019-03-25T14:33:21+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|

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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