Category Archives: Uncategorized

An Important Letter to All Parents-To-Be

There is one thing you may not have thought about though. I know this because I’ve worked with thousands of parents like you. I was you once. Please take my advice and spend some time in your pregnancy to read up on the norms of infant sleep. Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Birth, Mothering, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Toddlers all Sleep Through the Night – Don’t They?

Parents expect their small babies to wake at night frequently. Night feeds are accepted as the norm for at least the first three months (and beyond) by most sources. Something changes after six months though, we expect babies to start … Continue reading

Posted in Toddlers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Get Your Baby to Nap in Daycare

For many mothers, who practice gentle or attachment parenting, their return to work can be fraught with worry. Concerns about how the baby will settle and sleep for the new caregivers usually top the list. In this blog post my aim is to hopefully reduce these fears a little and help you to prepare your baby for naps without you as much as possible. Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Mothering, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Epidemic of Baby Sleep Training

The same sleep patterns that have been handled without trouble or ‘expert advice’ for thousands of years have now become a source of big business. It is in the benefit of industry for babies to be seen as having sleep problems. Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Mothering, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Self Soothing: Why Babies Are Not Like Adults

Adults, children and babies all wake many times each night. ‘Sleeping through the night’ is a misnomer, it indicates something that is not biologically possible. We all sleep in cycles moving through light and deep sleep. At the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Toddlers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

What the Heck Goes Wrong Sleep Wise at 8-10 Months?

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve ever written is all about the 4-5 month sleep regression. I need to make a confession, I lied a little bit in it. I gave the impression that things get a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,

The Real Reason Parenting is So Hard

What do you think makes parenting so hard? Is it the sleepness nights? The constant physical demands – changing nappies, making food and drink, the housework, the laundry? The financial implications? Separation anxiety and growth and developmental spurts? Tackling toddler … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Six New Year’s Resolutions Every Parent Should Make

As we approach the dawn of a new year thoughts turn again to resolutions. Many will be resolving to lose weight, stop smoking, cut back on their drinking and to exercise more, others may decide to quit their job, start … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Do Fathers need to Bottlefeed to Bond with their Babies?

“I want the baby to take a bottle so his dad can feed him and start to bond.” This is SUCH a strongly perpetuated myth, so many mothers express or give a bottle of formula so that their partners “can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,