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12-36 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day time routine for 12-36 month old babies and toddlers *Based on 1 daytime nap 7am – Wake up & Milk (if wanted) 7.30am – Breakfast 9.30am – Snack 11.30am / 12pm – Lunch 12.30 / 1pm – Nap 3pm – Wake up & Snack 5pm – Dinner 6.30pm – Bedtime routine starts 7pm […]

9-12 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day time routine for 9-12 month old babies *Based on 3 hour Wake Windows and 2 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 8am – Breakfast (solid meal) 10am – Morning Nap 10.45am – Wake up 12pm – Lunch (solid meal) 2pm – Afternoon Nap 4pm – Wake up 5pm – Dinner […]

6-8 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day time routine guide for 6-8 month old babies *Based on 2 hour Wake Windows and 3 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 8am – Breakfast (solid meal) 9am – Morning Nap 11am – Wake up and milk feed 12pm – Lunch (solid meal) 1pm – Afternoon Nap 2.45pm – Wake […]

4-5 Month Old Day Routine Guide

Example day routine guide for 4-5 month old babies *Based on 2 hour Wake Windows and 3 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 9am – Morning nap 11am – Wake up and milk feed 1pm – Afternoon nap 3pm – Wake up and milk feed 4.45pm – Power nap 5.30pm – Wake […]

Back To Basic Sleep Tips for Parents

Everyone has their own ‘helpful’ tips on how you should get your baby to sleep. Some of them are so complicated or involve the latest expensive gadgets. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a victim to it myself! But sometimes all it takes is going right back to basics. Let’s see what the fundamentals of […]

How Long Does My Baby Need to Sleep for?

When you first start telling everyone you’re pregnant, immediately after the hugs and congratulations, come the jokes about the impending lack of sleep. Every parent knows that sleep loss is part of having a child. But the question is ‘how much sleep should your child be getting at different stages of their development?’ To give […]

Wake Windows v Sleep Cues

If you go online and look at any literature around sleep for babies, you will repeatedly hear the phrase “wake windows”. But what are wake windows? How do they help my baby sleep? Does it mean that I have to put my baby down to sleep at regimented times each day? Let’s find out what […]

The 4 Months ‘Sleep Regression’

The 4 month ‘sleep regression’ is one of the top things I get asked about in my weekly Q&A. It often comes at a time when your baby has just started to settle into a natural routine and can go longer stretches at night between feeds. It can hit parents like a ton of bricks […]

When to drop a Nap? 4 Months to 4 Years

‘When should my baby drop a nap?’ and ‘how do we handle nap transitions?’ are questions that every parent askes themselves.  It can be a minefield for parents as there is so much information out there and it’s easy to compare your little one to their peers. For nap transitions, my simple rule is that […]

Sleep & Starting Nursery

One of the things parents and caregivers worry about is how their little one will sleep when they start nursery or you introduce childcare at home and someone new is going to take over the sleep process. This is a concern for both parents of little ones that sleep well and others that are having […]

How to Help Your Baby Sleep Better

Nowadays there is so much information out there on baby sleep which is amazing. Historically it wasn’t a subject covered in much depth as parents just assumed that sleep deprivation was par for the course of having a child. It’s refreshing that this mindset is changing but how do you distil the mountains and mountains […]

Transitioning Your Child to Their Own Room

Moving your baby into their own room can be a huge step for both baby and parents. Actually, it’s often a bigger emotional step for parents with little ones often taking it in their stride. With that in mind make sure you are ready for the move. Safe sleep guidelines are that your baby should […]

Client Testimonial – Baby Leo

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Free Baby Massage Class

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DREAM FEEDS… DO THEY WORK? – VIDEO

Dream feeds can be a really contentious topic for parents and often get asked if it actually work so far so let’s discuss the pros and cons…   I’m a baby and toddler sleep consultant specialising in designing gentle sleep training programmes for babies and toddlers. I work with clients on a one to one […]

When to ask for help with your child’s sleep?

It doesn’t matter how many children you have; nothing can prepare you for the sleep deprivation when your little one arrives. The effects of sleep deprivation can be very harsh on both parents and children alike and that’s why it’s so important that sleepless nights don’t continue for longer than necessary. When it comes to […]

How do I stop those 5am wakings?

One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘how to stop early wakings’ and ‘why is my child always waking at 5am?’. So many families reach out to me because their little ones wake early and they can’t settle them back to sleep. It’s so tough. It’s tough for your little one as […]

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A happy tummy sleep

There is a combination of things that children need to sleep through the night. Some of the key ones are a dark room, the ability to self-settle and a fully tummy. This article looks at the strong link between food and sleep, and offers some tips and advice on how to give your child the […]

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How to get your kid to sleep through in just two weeks

EXCLUSIVE IN THE SUN NEWSPAPER, 13TH NOV 2020 THE UK’s first male sleep consultant, labelled a “miracle worker” by worn-out parents, guarantees he can get even the grouchiest baby to sleep through the night in just two weeks. Known as ‘The Daddy Sleep Consultant’, father-of-two Chris McFadden says his unique bedtime approach, based on studying […]

Paternal mental health

Having had a career as an infantry soldier, going into fatherhood I thought I would be able to handle any situation and cope with it. Being ex-military, my views on mental health were probably very extreme because I felt like I was programmed to be a certain way. It’s this ‘pain is weakness leaving the […]

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