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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…

More sleep goals for February.


It is never too late to have sleep goals for improving your little one’s sleep.   Some parents believe that a child will eventually grow out of any sleep problems they are having, however studies have shown that children who have had trouble falling asleep at night, continue having difficulties into adulthood.  To add to that, if your little one…

Lets make February the month of GREAT sleep!


Let’s make some sleep goals for the month of February to improve our little one’s sleep!  It is never too late to decide it is time for a change.  Ensuring that our children get enough uninterrupted sleep is important for them as it not only promotes growth and learning, it helps fight illness.  With all the yucky bugs going round…

Sleep Book Review 2: New Contended Little Baby Book (Gina Ford)


Gina Ford is a UK based author who has 20 years of experience working with babies. She worked as a maternity nurse at a time where formal qualifications weren’t offered or expected. Her book is written from personal experience of working with over 300 babies. The New Contended Little Baby Book combines feeding and sleeping routines for parents to follow.…

Night Weaning.


How to tackle night weaning has been a common question asked by parents recently.   At least one of the most popular feeding/sleep books of the moment advises that a baby should be able to sleep through the night, without feeding, by 3 months old. While for some babies this is absolutely possible, not all babies are weaned from night feeds…

Potty Training and Sleep


Many parents worry about how to coordinate potty training with sleep. When toddlers start potty training they begin to have a newfound awareness of parts of their bodies that can lead to disruptions in sleep, not only at nighttime but also for naps as well. This is because the new sensation of needing to pee or poop can wake them…

Nightmares and Night Terrors


Many parents worry that their kids are experiencing nightmares or terrors when thy wake up crying in the middle of the night, and I often see well meaning parents advising the same, when in fact, that is unlikely the cause. There are so many reasons kids can wake up crying overnight and of course nightmares or terrors could be the…

sick and sleep

How to handle sleep when your child is sick.


  I’m currently sitting at home with a sick little man who has been struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep because of a horrible barking cough. We have been awake since 5:30 this morning, not because we wanted to be, but because his cough just wouldn’t allow him to return to sleep. Heading into winter months is the time…

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Common Sleep Training Questions.


It isn’t unusual to have a few concerns or questions about the process of sleep training.  It is a big task to undertake, so it is important to feel ready and equipped with all the information you need before you start.  I’ve written this blog post to cover some of the most common questions I see and hear. How long…