The importance of awake times….

#sleepwisewednesday Have you noticed how I keep on talking about awake time? I know it’s a bit boring, but for me it’s one of the key fundamentals and it’s one of the things that I start off with when I’m assessing how a child is and what’s causing their sleep issues. Awake time put simply…

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#5daysleepacademy Day 2

Today is day 2 of the #5daysleepacademy and it was all about bedtime and self settling (yes the magic phrase!).  In the video I chatted through my thoughts on The right time for bedtime How to handle bedtime for younger and older kids. Self settling and how to approach it! So grab a cup of tea,…

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Day 1 of the #5daysleepacademy

So here we are, day 1 of the #5daysleepacademy my Free 5 day sleep coaching week to get your little ones sleeping better. Today I recorded my first video for you, it’s all about sleep fundamentals. We covered a few topics but the main points were; The importance of sleep What is a sleep cycle?…

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How to dress your baby for bed!

This week I’ve asked the ladies from Sleep Thief Baby to give us their top tips on how to dress your little ones for bed – plus read to the end to find a great discount offer on their fab products! When we were new mums, one of the (many) aspects of parenting that we…

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Trouble shooting short naps!

TROUBLE SHOOTING SHORT NAPS The first thing to mention is that it’s really normal for the skill of self-soothing and bedtimes, to fall into line before naps, and in general it’s just a case of time. This process can take 4 – 6 weeks before you see any improvement. That said, there are some things…

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How to handle the clocks changing!

Did you know the clocks are changing on 31st March? I obviously keep an eye on it, but I’m always surprised at how quickly it comes around! In many ways changing to British Summer Time is great, brighter mornings, lighter evenings, but for those of us with children it can be a bit of a…

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