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

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

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|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

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 | 2019-02-13T15:04:26+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Sleep|1 Comment

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