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Setting Olive up with the skill of self-settling

For the first eight months, Olive had been a “super cool” baby. However, the nights were difficult. “Olive would take a while to settle to sleep at night,” her mum Serlina recalls. “She’d get to sleep about 7pm, but wake again at 10pm for a feed. It could take up to two hours to [...]

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 [...]

Gradual withdrawal a gentle approach – kim west

How the Kim West - Gradual withdrawal approach worked for a gentle sleep training client at 7 months. Kim West the Author of the Sleep Lady Shuffle has really popularized the sleep training method of gradual withdrawal. I love this sleep training method as much as Kim West when it is the [...]

10 things a sleep deprived parent doesn’t need to hear

10 things a sleep deprived parent doesn’t need to hear 1. That someone else’s baby has been sleeping through the night from so many weeks old (in a gloating kind of way): Whether your baby falls in to healthy sleep habits on their own or needs more help comes down [...]

Top tips for co-sleeping mums

Hot tips for co-sleeping parents Co-sleeping is often a controversial topic amongst parents, with co-sleeping parents believing their way is best, and cot sleeping parents believing their way is best. But actually the best way for your baby to sleep is what ever suits your family best, and these top tips [...]

The colic baby and their sleep temperament

The Colic baby and their sleep temperament: The Colic baby and their sleep temperament: We often hear from parents who have struggled through and survived colic with their babies. I say survive because parents who have experienced colic will understand that is about survival, it’s about taking it one day at a time, recruiting help [...]

A touch of magic

Sometimes when you are dealing with a toddler and their sleep problems a touch of fairy magic is all that you need! Recently I had the pleasure of working with little Ella who at 3 years old had started getting up at random times at night to turn her light on and play in [...]