Help your baby sleep soundly and safely

A baby is sleeping on their back in a cot

Help your baby sleep soundly and safely Many of the safe sleep recommendations result in your baby having lighter sleep. This is of course, protective against SIDS. But is there a way to help your baby sleep soundly, while still keeping them safe while they sleep? After all, most new parents are exhausted and sleep […]

Getting your baby’s routine back on track after a break

A baby is sitting in a box wearing a Santa hat. There is a Christmas tree in the background.

Getting your baby’s routine back on track after a break Routines sometimes get disrupted I’m writing this at the end of December, 2023, conscious that this is peak disruption time for your baby’s routine! Christmas comes with it’s own set of activities that disrupt sleep. Parents (and by parents, I mean mostly mums) are busier […]

Ideas to help your baby adjust to the clock change

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Ideas to help your baby adjust to the clock change Do you feel jealous of all your childless friends who will be getting a lie in when the clocks change at the end of October? Or what about in March, when you to lose an hour’s sleep and it’s always on Mother’s Day?! It’s really […]

The ultimate guide to breastfeeding and sleep

A woman is lying on her bed with her eyes closed. Her baby is lying next to her breastfeeding

The ultimate guide to breastfeeding and sleep This blog on breastfeeding and sleep is based on the talk I did for Breastival 2023 entitled Baby Sleep.  Is breastfeeding to blame for your lack of sleep? Almost all my sleep clients are breastfeeding (or have breastfed in the past). Likewise, I usually give my breastfeeding clients […]

Contact naps: how to gently transition to independent sleep

A man is sitting semi-upright. He doing a contact nap with a baby. The baby is sleeping on the man's chest.

Contact naps: how to gently transition to independent sleep Contact naps: do you find yourself with a baby snuggled up on your chest for several hours a day? If this is you, and it’s now more frustrating than relaxing, I’ve got you covered! Read this blog to get my top tips for transitioning away from […]

Safe co-sleeping: when your baby just won’t sleep alone

Woman lying on her bed, on her side. Her baby is lying next to her on the bed. Image shows safe co-sleeping positioning

Co-sleeping: when your baby just won’t sleep alone How common is co-sleeping? Co-sleeping, also known as bed-sharing, is where a parent and baby sleep in the same bed. Co-sleeping has been common practice among humans for millennia. In most of the non-Western world babies, toddlers and children sleep close to their parents. Even in the […]

Bedtime battles: how to have a calm, easy bedtime

Young child lying in his bed. He looks upset

Bedtime battles: how to have a calm, easy bedtime Bedtime doesn’t have to be a battle Have bedtimes become really stressful for you?  Bedtime battles are hard! I get it, you’ve spent a long day at home with the kids, or at work, you’re trying to get dinner ready, your kids are grumpy, out of […]

Is your child waking too early in the morning?

Tired parents trying to sleep in bed while their baby sits awake between them

Is your child waking too early in the morning? It’s the end of April as I write this and personally, I LOVE the longer days. But if you have a baby or toddler, the brighter mornings can definitely lead to your child waking too early in the morning! So today I’m giving you my top […]

There’s no such thing as gentle sleep training

Baby standing at the side of his crib. There are tears in his eyes

There’s no such thing as gentle sleep training First of all, let’s define sleep training Sleep training, as I define it, is fixing your child’s “sleep problems” with routines and separation based approaches. We’re talking: “cry it out”, the “Ferber method”, and “gradual extinction”. These approaches involve reducing your response to your baby’s cues, usually […]