About FeedSleepBond-admin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far FeedSleepBond-admin has created 54 blog entries.

Is my baby getting enough sleep?

It’s pretty common for this to be one of the first questions parents ask me. Most of the parents I have the pleasure of working with are pretty selfless and sacrificial. But any parent who wants the best for their child may get concerned from time to time about whether their child’s needs are being [...]

By | 2019-09-27T22:31:11+00:00 September 27th, 2019|Sleep|0 Comments

Sleep – one step at a time

What are your sleep goals? Do you long for your situation to be vastly different from the current one? Is your child’s sleep becoming unsustainable? I have an approach to sleep that may help – one step at a time. Here’s what I mean. Firstly – it’s only a problem if it’s a problem for [...]

By | 2019-08-29T08:47:41+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I won’t hold your baby for you…

That sounds a bit harsh doesn’t it? You’re exhausted. I’m not. Why won’t I just give you a break? Here’s the thing. You may have been holding, rocking, and trying to soothe your crying baby for hours. You might be exhausted, lacking in confidence, and feeling broken.  You might be thinking: ‘What is wrong with [...]

By | 2019-08-23T06:36:28+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to cope with really bad days

We've all had those days. When the toddler has raided the bin, there's a hole in the ceiling, the car has broken down, the baby won't stop crying. Heck - you can't stop crying. How do you cope? Here are some practical tips for how to cope with really bad days... Scaling the problem I [...]

By | 2019-08-03T08:23:03+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The cry-it-out debate

Stress, cortisol, crying – what’s the big deal?   I’ve been trying for some time to formulate a coherent response to recent books which continue to say that cry-it-out is not harmful (Oster, 2019; Canapari, 2019). Even public guidelines for children’s community services have jumped on the band wagon (Asmussen and Brims, 2018). But what [...]

By | 2019-06-25T08:02:58+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ditching the dummy – why, when and how?

Are you dreading ditching the dummy? Whether you always planned to give your baby a dummy/pacifier/soother, or you made a 2am dash to the 24-hour supermarket, you will eventually want to stop it. Many parents dread the day, or simply don't know how to go about this. I can't promise it will be easy, but [...]

By | 2019-02-26T16:24:07+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are sleep regressions a ‘thing’?

The dreaded sleep regression! If you have a baby, have ever met another parent, or work with children, you have most likely heard about sleep regressions. But are they real? In this article, I'll try to explain what is going on, and debunk a few myths. Developmental milestones and how they affect sleep If you've [...]

By | 2019-02-13T15:06:53+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Sleep|1 Comment

Improving sleep by adding energy and dynamics

I spend a lot of time discussing stress management and the need to remain calm, confident and connected. But adding energy and dynamics is also crucial for sleep. If you've already ruled out overtiredness and other strategies to improve nighttime sleep, you might want to think about this. Here I'll explain what I mean and [...]

By | 2019-02-13T12:59:52+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments

Christmas with your newborn – enjoy and stay sane!

Congratulations on your newborn – the best Christmas present ever! At this intense time of year, the festive season can throw up some unexpected issues. Here’s how to enjoy Christmas with your newborn.   Bonding and attachment First of all, Christmas or no Christmas, your first priority is your baby. Period. Whatever else you do, [...]

By | 2018-11-26T12:17:17+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

Breastfeeding after a c-section

  Whether you know in advance you are having a c-section, or it is a last minute change of plan, many mothers wonder if this will have any impact on breastfeeding. It’s certainly true that there are a lot of very unhelpful urban myths around. Here, I’ll try to help you understand the impact of [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:19:25+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments