Newborn sleep – 3 things I wish I knew when I was pregnant

I’m sure that during your pregnancy someone at some point must have told you that you will never sleep again. Or advised you to sleep while you can because once the baby is here, you can say goodbye to your peaceful nights. While that might not be what you want to hear, it’s sadly true. With the arrival of a … More Newborn sleep – 3 things I wish I knew when I was pregnant »

How melatonin affects sleep

Melatonin is often referred to as the sleep hormone which is associated with the onset of sleep. Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland portion of our brains which is influenced by the body’s internal clock. The release of melatonin is in sync with our body’s circadian rhythm, which means that’s its cycles of high and low levels repeat themselves … More How melatonin affects sleep »

The myth of “self soothing”

So many ‘sleep experts’ claim that you need to teach your baby to ‘self soothe’ or ‘self settle’, because that is the only way they will sleep through the night. Teaching your child to self soothe has become a top priority for so many sleep deprived parents, because it suppose to be the answer to all of your child’s sleep problems, the holy grail of sleep.

Safe sleeping

If you’re concerned about your baby’s sleep, you’re not alone.

New parents often worry about sleep safety and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), and rightly so. Babies need a lot of sleep in the first few months of their lives, so it’s extremely important to ensure they are sleeping as safe as