5 steps to help a newborn baby sleep in a bassinet

A baby lies on his back in a white bassinet

5 steps to help a newborn baby sleep in a bassinet Why won’t my newborn baby sleep in the bassinet?  We all have that image of newborn babies sleeping peacefully in a bassinet. We assume that they’ll spend most of the day there and only come out for a nappy change or a feed.  The […]

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

white clock on a charcoal grey background. A hand is changing the time on the clock

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sleep trackers and feed trackers: what are we missing

Sleep trackers and feed trackers: what are we missing? Do you use a sleep tracker or a feed tracker? Tracking apps are really popular with parents. There can be so much anxiety around how and when your child sleeps, or you want to make sure that your baby is getting enough milk and is feeding […]

Baby waking at night?

Exhausted mum sits next to a crib of a baby that is waking at night.

Why is my baby waking at night? I’ve been where you are! The sleep exhaustion is unreal when you have a baby. You’ve just settled into bed, drifted off into a blissful sleep when… WHHHAAAA!!! They’re awake again.  That bone crushing fatigue is all too common in parents. I bet you’re currently awake at 3 […]

How many naps should a baby take?

White baby sleeping on his back.

How many naps should a baby take? For some parents, naps are a constant source of frustration. In this guide, I’ll talk about how many naps a baby should take, and the science and evidence behind what I recommend. I’ll also talk about how to make naps easier!  Average sleep needs Evidence for the total […]