5 steps to help a newborn baby sleep in a 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

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

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

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

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 …

Ready to stop co-sleeping? How to gently transition your child to their own bed without tears

A significant proportion of my clients (probably around 70%) want help to stop co-sleeping.  But how do you do it gently and responsively?  In this guide, I’ll talk you through the steps you need to take. I always recommend that you do this at your child’s pace. In other words, take your time, make small …

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 …

How many naps should a baby take?

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 …