Baby sleep problems

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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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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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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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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The Early Morning Riser and Addiction to Dairy and the Boob – Parents Article

Strong Temperaments This blog could have been written about several little cuties that I know. The problem often starts at around 6-8 months. I can even see the writing on the wall and predict which of the early morning risers will continue to do so! Most of this behaviour is down to their strong temperament and is not due to any underlying medical problem or physiological issue. The babies with a very fixed view on life are the ones to…

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