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Christine Jolly, Owner and Parent Coach

Hobart, Tasmania


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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 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

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...

August 8, 2017

It helps most newborn parents to know they are not alone with the stresses of newborn sleep. It helps them know that most parents are required to persevere through six weeks worth of newborn wakefulness between 5-10pm. Some may cluster feed...

August 8, 2017

What are some of the Pros and Cons of setting up a routine for your 0-12 week old?

1. All babies thrive on consistency.
2. If you have a regular rhythm to your day it will be easier to spot issues or abnormalities.
3. A newborn on a...

August 8, 2017

How does light affect your newborn's sleep?

Light, especially sunlight, blue or white light cause the brain to produce Serotonin. The Serotonin hormone is converted to Melatonin when it's dark.

Melatonin makes us drowsy but it is inhibite...

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