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13 months of rocking was enough for this family

Restless little angel Like his namesake, Gabriel was a little angel. Except, that is, when it came to nap time. At 13 months old, his parents expected that he would already be settled into a regular routine of long naps and nighttime sleeps. But he hadn’t learnt to self-soothe at all, and his parents were [...]

My Confidence was shattered, I braced for the worst every morning

This is the reason why I love what I do! When I got this it honestly made me cry.   To think that I can facilitate confidence and more importantly enjoyment of motherhood again it seriously makes me want to shout from the rooftops!!!   "I first met Abby when she visited my local [...]

The mindset shift that’s key to successful sleep training

A parent’s responsibility: The mindset shift that’s key to successful sleep training “I’VE TRIED EVERYTHING AND I CAN’T GET HIM TO GO TO SLEEP….” “I COULDN’T MAKE HIM SLEEP, NO MATTER WHAT I DID…NOTHING WORKS!” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard one of the above phrases… They’re variations on the [...]

Feeding and sleep support to soothe a wee lady’s screams

Hearing your baby cry is heartbreaking, but what about when they scream relentlessly every time they are put down? This was the unfortunate case for 3 month old Olive, and her Mum was struggling. Olive was catnapping frequently throughout the day – often for only 20 minutes at a time – and managing only short [...]

Are you ready to Night Wean?

Deciding to Night Wean at any age can be emotional for both mum and baby. That love/hate relationship with getting up at 3am to nurse or warm a bottle is something all mums can relate to. Dragging our exhausted bodies into the nursery, desperate for more sleep, but then that feeling off a warm [...]

Toddler tricks are no match for sleep training

They say it takes a village to raise a child – but what if you don’t have access to one? In a large state like Western Australia, this can often be the case, with new parents living in some of the smaller centres, or a long way from other family or services. Despite having [...]