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 worked out good nap timings and tried other strategies to improve nighttime sleep, you might want to think about this. Here I'll explain what [...]

By | 2020-05-13T10:04:51+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, make [...]

By | 2020-05-13T08:49:50+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|0 Comments

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 | 2020-05-13T09:41:50+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 | 2020-05-13T09:22:45+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Parenting, behaviour and bonding|7 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|2 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 | 2020-05-13T10:08:33+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Parenting, behaviour and bonding, Sleep|0 Comments