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.

It’s OK not to be OK

Mental illness during and after pregnancy are much more common than we think, yet sadly often not talked about. 7 in 10 women will hide or underplay the severity of their pre and postnatal mental issues while as many as one in five women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after the birth of … More It’s OK not to be OK »

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 »

Spring Forward

Help your child adjust when clocks go forward When the clocks spring forward at the start of Daylight Savings Time, it means one hour less sleep for us (boohoo!). This however is good news for the parents of early risers as the 5am wake up might now become a more manageable 6am one. A time change of only one hour … More Spring Forward »

Getting through jet leg with babies and young children

The idea of crossing time zones with a baby or a young child can be scary for many parents. Understandably so, dealing with jetlagged babies isn’t easy. Below are some tips that will help you get your child on the new time quicker and easier. GET ONTO THE LOCAL TIME Get your child onto local time asap but within reason. Allow … More Getting through jet leg with babies and young children »