Tag Archives : child sleep

short naps

The dreaded short nap.


  Are you stuck in a cycle of short naps with your baby and can’t see to work out how to get out of it?  Short naps are the worst because they can leave your baby tired and needing a nap way sooner than normal.  And because your baby is getting overtired it becomes a vicious cycle you can’t seem…

teaching self-soothing skills

Teaching self-soothing skills.


  Self-soothing skills is one of the key components of healthy sleep.  Newborn babies make it look like falling asleep is innate, but in actual fact, as babies get older, they actually find it harder to just fall asleep. This is because learning to sleep and self-soothe, are actually learnt skills. What are self-soothing skills? Self-soothing skills means the ability to…

sleep associations

Sleep Associations: What are they and what to do about them.


  What are sleep associations? One of the main reasons that I parents come to me for help with their child or baby’s sleep is because their is a sleep association present. Sleep associations are any action that helps your baby to fall asleep whether that be negative or positive. Adults and children have sleep associations. As adults we might…

You are not alone in your sleep struggles!


  Sleep can be so challenging.  As new moms or even second or third time moms we can struggle with our little one’s sleep.  Sometimes we feel like we are alone in our sleep struggles, especially if all our friends tell us what dream sleepers their child is. If we are second or third time moms we feel like we…

Should your baby use a pacifier?


Let’s talk pacifiers! As expectant parents we often wonder whether we should introduce the pacifier, especially when we see toddlers walking around sucking on them or talking around them. I was adamant that my kids would not have a pacifier, and then my son was born and had severe silent reflux and was often in a lot of pain. A…

In honor of World Sleep Day.


If you haven’t heard already, Friday 16th of March is World Sleep Day. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our lives. When we have good sleep, good nutrition and regular exercise we set ourselves up for good health. Good quality sleep includes making sure we sleep at the right times, for a decent duration and our sleep…

Springing in to spring forward.


On Sunday March 11th it is time to Spring Forward and move our clocks forward one hour.  Was I the only one to get surprised to learn it is only a week away?  Here I was thinking we had a bit more time before the clocks change, but I was wrong.  Let’s quickly learn about the different options we have…

Find out how to conquer your newborn and toddler's sleep schedules to ensure sleep success all around.

Successfully handling newborn and toddler sleep schedules.


It is normal to start to worry about how you will handle newborn and toddler sleep schedules at the same time.  The transition from one child to two can be a little bit daunting, but the truth is you can do it!  You already have the skills to parent one child, so you can absolutely parent two!  My oldest was…

Top tips for transitioning from co-sleeping.

Tips for successfully transitioning from co-sleeping.


Transitioning from co-sleeping can bring about a lot of anxiety for parents.  Sometimes because their child has never slept in their own bed or crib and other times because the co-sleeping started because of sleeping difficulties their child or baby was having when they were in their own crib.  If your child was sleeping well while co-sleeping, and the co-sleeping…