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

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

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

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

What to expect from sleep coaching

Are you ready to make some gentle, positive changes to help everyone sleep better? Are you ready to accept some inconvenience for a few weeks? Do you accept that this will not be easy? Sleep coaching is not essential for everyone. If you are happy with the way things are, or cannot face making changes [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:49:53+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments

Allergies and Sleep

Have you ever wondered why so many more people seem to have an allergy these days? Does it occur to you that we seem to be a sicker society than ever before? Why is the 'free from' aisle getting broader every year? A lot of people have quite a narrow and simplistic view of allergy. [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:53:18+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Sleep|1 Comment

Over-tiredness

It's a common mistake to think that if you're child is ABSOLUTELY ​exhausted that they will have a particularly restful sleep. You've diligently worn them out all day, skipped the nap and gone for an early bedtime. But then your little one is up every half an hour for the first 2-3 hours of the night, and [...]

By | 2017-06-30T12:08:31+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Sleep|3 Comments

Developmental milestones that affect sleep

I often hear about 'sleep regressions'. I actually hate that term, because they are always associated with developmental progress! But it is true that developmental changes can play havoc with your child's sleep. I'm a paediatric nurse with over 15 years experience so I know my developmental milestones like the back of my hand - but most [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:32:52+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Sleep|2 Comments

Five a day for a good nights’ sleep

At the risk of sounding like another of those dreaded formulaic sleep checklists (which this isn’t!) here is another way of looking at your child’s sleep from a more holistic point of view. If you’ve followed my blogs for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of the ‘quick fix’, or [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:58:52+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments