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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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October Clock changes!!

Posted on 1 October, 2015 at 10:10

You’ve got a consistent bedtime routine in place, naps are great, sleep is flowing nicely... then along comes the daylight saving time change which potentially threatens all your hard work and upsets your well planned routines!


At the end of the October British Summer...

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Tantrums? Bring them on!!!

Posted on 30 September, 2015 at 5:00

My daughter, Sally, has never been a good sleeper. There were 2 main issues: 1) she always woke in the night and ended up in our bed with us and 2) there were many nights when she’d stay awake in the night for up to 3 hours. Sally was a few months off full time days in school and many...

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From 18 night wakes to sleeping through - with a continued healthy breastfeeding relationship!

Posted on 22 September, 2015 at 0:15

 

When our daughter, T, was around 4 months old, she started waking multiple times per night - 8 wakes was classed as a 'good' night, but she would sometimes wake up to 18 times. I would breastfeed T back to sleep every time, as it was the only way I knew, but it had become impossible to transfer her back into the cosleeper cot without waking. This meant I was in our bedroom cosleeping with T in our bed from 7pm onwards, as she was rolling and we didn't dare leave her alone on the ...

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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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