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15
Jun

Sleep regression survival skills

There will barely be a parent on the planet who hasn’t experienced some form of “sleep regression” in their baby.  The one everyone knows about and talks about is the four month regression, but this isn’t the only one.  Regressions are also often reported around 8, 12, 18 and 24 months.   They can coincide with developmental progress and the acquisition

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12
Mar

Does a sleep consultant teach you anything you don’t already know?

I had an interesting conversation recently with a group of parents who were talking about the “point” of working with a sleep consultant. They were wondering what information and advice a sleep consultant gives that isn’t otherwise available online or in books. This got me thinking about whether we’re clear enough in the sleep consultancy world, about what tangible added

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5
Jan

A cr(y)tical review of the main cry-it-out studies

This is one for the sleep geeks out there.  I have posted elsewhere about my approach to sleep coaching, why I use the methods I use, and why I do not incorporate cry-it-out or controlled crying into my practice.  I’ve also explained why I don’t judge parents for the methods they use: sleep deprivation is hard to deal with and

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9
Dec

Sleep tips to see you through the festive season

With the big day just over a fortnight away, I’ve been receiving lots of questions from parents about how best to manage their little ones’ sleep over Christmas. If you are facing sleep challenges in your family, the thought of late nights, long car journeys or family visits may be filling you with apprehension.  The aim of course is for

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5
Dec

Future proofing your approach to sleep

A common question I am asked is how to reduce a little one’s dependence on feeding to sleep for every nap, bedtime and overnight wake-up. In truth this is a really difficult question to answer, hence why I’m blogging on the topic rather than doing a quick social media post or story.  I can’t stress enough how important it is

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