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Holistic Sleep Coaching

Holistic Sleep Coaching is something I'm passionate about. Infants and small children are vulnerable and deserve our best. Parents are also vulnerable and deserve respect, truth and choices. I'm going to attempt to summarise what I think holistic sleep coaching is all about.... The dilemma Infants are probably sleeping no differently now than they were [...]

By | 2018-03-29T14:28:24+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Calm and confident parent

How to be a calm and confident parent - sounds good right? With the best will in the world, it's not always easy to remain calm in the chaos! I often refer to teatime as the 'gutter of the day'. Why? Well, by then, most of us have reached the end of our reserves. Often [...]

By | 2018-02-12T14:17:18+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

When are nipple shields helpful?

Nipple shields can divide opinion! Whether you want to know if nipple shields might help, or you want to ditch your shields, read on! I have sore nipples - should I use nipple shields? This is probably the most common reason women consider using nipple shields. The thought is that if you have nipple trauma, [...]

By | 2017-12-17T19:22:22+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|0 Comments

Early rising, late bedtimes – is there any hope?

One of the most common things I get asked about is how to help children who either have an early rising habit, or have a late bedtime. For exhausted parents, tired of having disrupted or stressful evenings, or cripplingly early starts - there is indeed hope! First of all, infants, children adolescents and adults all [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:36:39+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments

Sleep tips for expectant parents!

I've had a lot of clients lately who I helped with their first child, and have recently emailed me with the happy news that they're expecting again - every single one of them has asked about sleep tips for expectant parents. They are so wise! The best way to deal with sleep is proactively. This [...]

By | 2017-12-04T13:00:31+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Second night babies – how to stay calm in the chaos

Beware of the second night! If you've had a baby, or worked with a newborn, you'll know what I mean. The first day with a new baby is often very sleepy and spent in a haze of post-birth euphoria and tiredness. That goes for babies too! Then, the second night lands and wham - your [...]

By | 2017-11-30T09:14:19+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

How to gently encourage more nighttime sleep

The thorny issue of how to improve nighttime sleep is tricky to tackle generically, as the advice I would usually offer is individually tailored to my clients. The trouble is - no one single strategy works for everyone, so without knowing your unique situation, all I can offer is some general advice. Realistic expectations about [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:12:33+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Sleep tips for multiples

Sleep tips for multiples are not always the same as those for singletons. I'm not saying that multiple babies always bring exponentially more sleep problems! In fact, some people find that their multiples were easier than their singletons! But many families find that general sleep books contain tips that don’t always work very well with [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:13:28+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can every mother breastfeed her baby?

If I had a pound for every time I heard someone ask “Can every mother breastfeed her baby?” I would be a wealthy woman. Certainly, if the horror stories, tabloid articles and certain books and websites are to be believed, the odds of an individual mother succeeding at breastfeeding are pretty dismal. Is breastfeeding success a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:14:05+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|1 Comment

Why are gentle sleep solutions so important?

As a firm advocate of gentle parenting, infant and child mental health, attachment, bonding and breastfeeding, I sometimes encounter confusion from my like-minded colleagues! Many people do not understand the need for gentle sleep solutions  – it is sometimes seen as conflicting with attachment parenting and breastfeeding. Yet, I disagree! Here are the most common [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:09:56+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments