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The Art of Not Knowing... and not making assumptions about baby sleep disturbances.

Posted on 16 July, 2015 at 14:20

Resolving baby and child sleep problems is an emotive subject at the best of times! There are many different approaches, theories, strategies and so much debate. It can be very confusing trying to tease out which theory or approach is best for your family.

Rarely though, in mainstream sleep approaches is there deep consideration about how a baby or child actually feels in relation to sleep. There may be a passing thought that the baby may be upset or will protest when left to cry for 5 ...

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Resolving sleep issues doesn't mean stopping breastfeeding, even with a 1 year old!

Posted on 14 July, 2015 at 6:40

We were at the end of our tether. Although we have a gorgeous 1 year old boy, M, his sleep issues were really impacting the whole family. We also have another son who is 5 and at school.

 

M wouldn't go down in his cot during the day - meaning walking for hours with him in the pushchair in all weathers. He wouldn't settle in the cot at night, was co sleeping with us for most of the night and was on the breast for the majority of that time.

 

We knew we ...

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Keeping Cool about Hot Weather Sleep!

Posted on 28 June, 2015 at 14:55

Summer weather is great fun for babies and children - they love playing outside and the fresh air and physical activity prepares their bodies for sleep; however those hot, sweltering, sweaty nights can really upset baby and children’s sleep.

 

Here are my top hot weather sleep tips to help you keep cool about hot weather sleep!

 

Prevent dehydration:

    Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids;

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Toddler's Naps - are they necessary?

Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 10:15

New research highlights just how important adequate sleep is for toddlers. Parents are only too aware of the consequences of missed naps for their toddler... tea time tantrums... bedtime melt downs.... Research now suggests more far reaching and possibly lifelong consequences of toddlers miss...

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Night Fears....

Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 10:05

Night time fears in young children are very common; fears can range from fears of the dark and shadows to monsters under the bed. Fears are a normal part of growing up and are linked to cognitive development because preschoolers aren’t yet able to distinguish between what is real and wh...

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