Preventing Overtiredness

If there’s anything that can send your child’s sleep off the rails, if there’s an arch-enemy for sleep training, it is, without a doubt, the dreaded condition of overtiredness. Kids, as with all people, have a natural rhythm when it comes to sleep. Our bodies secrete hormones to keep us up and running during the…

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Why Does My Baby Wake At 3am?

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too cold. Well, the truth is that it could be any of those things,…

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The Four Month Sleep Regression

As a professional sleep consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word. Some people subscribe to the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 month regression, a 1 year…

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Removing Yourself From Baby’s Sleep Routine

So, perhaps that’s a bit of a misleading title. I’m not suggesting that you remove yourself from baby’s bedtime routine altogether, rather removing yourself from your child needing you to fall asleep. Watching kids play in the bath, getting them dressed in their pyjamas, cuddling and reading stories, is a lovely time of the evening especially if you can simply…

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5 Common Myths about Baby’s Sleep

Most mothers I’m sure, can relate to those endless pieces of advice, suggestions, and information we receive on varying topics including sleep, feeding to sleep, sleep regressions etc, particularly with our first child. This is all given with the best intentions, but it can be overwhelming nonetheless. It’s hard to imagine the number of times we mothers have heard the…

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