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Why I hate the naughty step

Naughty step, time out, thinking spot: They’ve all become the mainstay of disciplining young children. Gina Ford loves them, Jo Frost (supernanny) can’t tackle a problem without them. But do they actually work? Or, more importantly, even if they achieve the outcome we wanted, have we taught our children the right message? Let me explain [...]

By | 2017-06-30T11:50:13+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 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

Breastfeeding not working out? Why the numbers shouldn’t bother you.

Breastfeeding is really being put through the wringer at the moment. Everywhere you look on social media, the press and in popular parenting magazines, people have scary, confusing and conflicting things to say about it. We are told on one hand that breastfeeding saves lives, provides the optimum nutrition and immunological support for babies and [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:39:53+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|25 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

Consistency is everything – starting with you!

Consistency is everything! There is a lot of information on consistency out there. "Have a consistent bedtime routine". "Keep your boundaries consistent". "Make sure you follow through and are consistent". I’m not saying there is anything wrong with these things necessarily: but I want to stretch your mind a little. So often, we do things to children. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:59:28+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

Self-soothing – what is it?

It’s a phrase you probably never heard before you were a parent, and now you’re obsessed with it. “If only he would self-soothe we would all get more sleep” – right? Lets look at what it means, how it works and how to achieve it (obviously in an age-appropriate and developmentally sensitive way!). You may [...]

By | 2017-06-30T11:23:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments

You, your child, and crying. What it all means.

‘No cry’, ‘low cry’ gentle sleep solutions. That's what I'm all about. As much as practically possible. But will your little one definitely not cry? No guarantees I’m afraid. Many parents (myself included!) absolutely HATE hearing their little one crying, and will do anything to avoid crying. There is of course a lot of variability [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:46:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Sleep|0 Comments

How to rescue breastfeeding from disaster

​Did your baby receive supplemental bottles of expressed milk or formula as a newborn? Not what you had planned? Is combination feeding becoming a nightmare? Don’t panic! All is not lost. This story is familiar to many mums. You planned to breastfeed. You wanted to. But your baby doesn’t behave like your antenatal class doll [...]

By | 2017-06-30T15:04:39+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Breastfeeding and bottle feeding|1 Comment