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August 2, 2018
Is your little one ready to learn to sleep independently?
Learning to sleep is like learning to fall.
You are very hands-on and protective of your newborn, more so than your Kindergartner who falls off his bike but hops right back on after he...
April 24, 2018
After the holidays, you told yourself, "Right! This year we're going to get serious about helping our little one get better sleep."
You've read a few blogs and have whittled it all down to a handful of approaches that you feel comfortable...
April 15, 2018
For many parents, crying is a trigger. They shift into a mode that swoops in to fix the crying, stopping it so that their baby doesn't feel the emotions that they themselves associate with crying.
But all crying is not always emotional. Fo...
April 14, 2018
Your midwife demonstrated his or her favourite swaddling technique while you were still in hospital. Your sister bought you the latest zip-up swaddle as a baby shower gift. Your mother-in-law swears that you should do it "this" way. But the...
April 13, 2018
How do you occupy your other children while helping your baby get to sleep?
Explain to your children in simple terms that baby needs your help to sleep. Explain that once the baby is asleep, Mummy will have time to spend with them.
April 12, 2018
I know it's hard because it hurts like the Dickens but ... don't give a big reaction.
It becomes entertaining for them. They don't actually realize they are causing you pain but they learn to enjoy the cause and effect of "If I do this, mu...
April 10, 2018
Some things I hear parents say:
“My baby needs me to do X to fall asleep.”
“If I do everything right (routine, nutrition, environment, temperature) he must sleep, right?”
“Tell me what to do to make him sleep.”
Here’s the pro...
August 8, 2017
Teamwork will set everyone up for success sharing the load with helping your newborn learn healthy sleep habits.
Take turns doing night time feeds and settling.
Breastfeeding mums can express before they head to bed at 9pm. Dad can then u...
April 6, 2017
Circadian Rhythm is another phrase for your baby's "biological clock". It syncs real time with their internal time. Use this time to help your baby get into a sleep/wake rhythm.
It is incredibly accurate how your baby's biological clock ad...
April 1, 2017
A parent's greatest fear. In 2015, 3700 infants died due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Unknown Causes and Accidental Suffocation or Strangulation in bed. 1,600 of those deaths were caused by SIDS. This mysterious cause of death ha...
August 4, 2018
Falling Asleep Is Like Learning to Fall
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May 10, 2018