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.

They m...

August 8, 2017

How will you know your baby is tired? Look for the following signs:

1. Eye Rubbing (between 3-6mo. olds).
2. Jerky movements in their arms or legs.
3. A far off look in their eyes. No eye contact.
4. Seem bored.
5. Skin turns a bit red or...

August 8, 2017

How do you know your baby is overtired?

1. They will scream and cry and find it difficult to be comforted or settled.

2. They will have difficulty feeding because they are distressed and exhausted.

3. They will not show signs of healthy...

August 8, 2017

If you decide that a Parent Coach is a right fit for you to help you feel confident helping your newborn get the sleep he or she needs, here's what to expect:

It is advised that you first meet with a lactation consultant at this early stag...

August 8, 2017

This is the most common concern of newborn parents when they reach out to a parent coach for sleep assistance. Their newborn experiences and extended period of grizzling, feeding and crying during the evening till 9 or 10pm.

The most commo...

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...

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