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Welcome to the Nurturing Sleep Blog! 

My aim is to empower parents to support their children through sleep and parenting difficulties in an emotionally approriate way, so that each an every baby and child who experiences my Nurturing Sleep approach feels Happy, Safe and Reassured.

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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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Dummy use and SIDS

Posted on 22 June, 2015 at 15:50

What about dummy use and SIDS?

From my experience dummies / pacifiers are either loved or loathed by parents! Sucking on a dummy can be very therapeutic for young babies, providing them with ‘non-nutritive’ sucking opportunities. Sucking is also the 5th ‘S’ within Dr Harvey Karps/Happiest Baby approach to baby calming along with swaddling, side position (back to sleep), shhhh, swing. Where they ar...

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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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Getting to know your newborn

Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 10:10

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to understand your newborn’s behaviours? Well, researchers Peter Wolff, Heinz Prechtl and T Berry Brazelton found that newborn babies display characteristic patterns of behaviours. Often, understanding these behaviour patterns can help new parents r...

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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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