Baby sleep and settling

The Fourth Trimester – Nurture Parenting – Parents Article

There is little adjustment time for a newborn baby from living and being in the womb to suddenly entering the world; one minute they’re contentedly snuggled in the sanctuary of mum’s tummy, and the next they arrive into an overwhelming reality of lights, cameras and action. There are a few ways to make transitioning easier for your brand new baby. From the first few moments after birth, through to the next few hours, and even after you’ve gone home, there…

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The Definitive Guide to Soothe PURPLE Patch Crying of Babies – Parents Article

As a parent, the moment when you heard your baby’s first cries after birth was probably the most unforgettable and heart-warming. After all, they were the earliest sounds your little one made. As time passes, your infant’s non-stop crying could leave you with so many questions unanswered. This can be a difficult time for a parent, especially when you are clueless if the constant sobbing and screaming is normal or healthy. Even when your baby is perfectly fine, his or…

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Developmental stages & baby sleep – Parents Article

Today’s blog is looking at things we need to know about baby development and baby sleep. Moving babies on to the next stage cause mums a lot of angst. You’ve just got your little cutie sleeping really well then comes along those pesky developmental leaps. They start rolling over, moving around the cot and getting stuck and screaming out for you to help them. I also see many babies being swaddled for way too long, often swaddled until 7/8 months…

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12 Signs That You Have an Overtired Baby – Parents Article

Most parents will agree that taking care of a baby isn’t an easy task. But it is also important to know that it gets more challenging when dealing with an overtired baby. Overtiredness means that your baby’s body is past the point of being ready for sleep. During this time, your baby’s stress response system is activated. Stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, flood the bloodstream and make it harder for your baby to calm down and relax. The…

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What an amazing baby sleep turnaround! – Parents Article

There are several different sleep training methods you can use with most of the age groups. Sleep training is not and should not be a one size fits all. It’s finding the right one for you and your baby. Temperament comes into this decision and choice in a big way. In the Nurture Sleep Program, I guide you through this decision-making process to help you identify the best fit for you and your baby. This is important to help you…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns – Parents Article

As a parent, you have probably experienced waking up in the middle of the night to soothe your baby and get him back to sleep. And while you can sleep continuously, you should know that your newborn is likely to have short naps and several waking periods throughout the night. The intermittent sleep that your baby experiences affects the amount of rest he needs for proper development. Fortunately, there are guidelines that can assist you to make sure he is…

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Tried and Tested Lullabies for Overtired Babies – Parents Article

Parents are all too familiar with every technique in the book to calm down overtired babies. But sometimes, swaying your baby back and forth simply won’t cut it. When your baby is showing signs of restlessness and fussing around just minutes before bedtime, lullabies are one of the most effective self-soothing skills in your parent arsenal. Between picking up a book and singing a little tune, a study from the Official Journal of International Congress of Infant Study shows that…

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Total Sleep Needs of Babies & Toddlers – Parents Article

The Developing Brain Sleep is important for the developing brain and body. By 3 years most children will have slept for more time than all the wakeful activities combined. Many parents worry their baby isn’t getting enough sleep. However, you need to know there is a large variation from baby to baby and toddler to toddler. Just like there is with developmental milestones. Approximately 25% of children will experience a sleep problem of some kind. Physiology of Sleep The Circadian…

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Kind & Gentle Sleep Training Is So Important – Parents Article

In exchange for a free phone consult, I asked Gina, my other half’s niece, to write me a blog about her experience. Here it is and I think it will help many other mums get help and know they are not alone. Blog from Gina I am lucky enough to know Karen and have been given some wonderful advice by her since our daughter (who just turned 1) joined our family. Karen is someone who I have full faith in…

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Not Once but Twice – Nurture Parenting – Parents Article

When you’ve helped a family not just once but twice now to get a good night’s sleep it definitely needs sharing. “Hello lovely Karen, I’ve been holding out emailing you a progress and finally I have great success I wanted to share. I am not surprised that William has adjusted so quickly and he’s even more deliciously adorable than ever. I think he’s loving the tweaked routine as much as mum & dad are. Since our call last Sunday will…

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