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Now she sleeps through!!! 730pm-730am!!!

Life saver.  Buy this book if your baby won't sleep, follow the routine, BINGO! you get to sleep again!! We were on the brink of craziness after a year and a half of our little girl waking 5 or 6 times a night.  Now she sleeps through!!! 730pm-730am!!! #wearealiveagain #sleep #surviving #itsnojoke

He is a happy well slept little boy and I am one happy mamma. Thank you thank you thank you.

Lucy I want to thank you so much for your help with N. You have changed ours lives! I was struggling to get by on such broken sleep and after 2 and a half years of bedtime struggles, mid night wakings and visits to my bed I had finally reached the point of desperation. I assumed (and was also dreading) that the process would involve leaving my gorgeous happy boy to cry on his own in his room, I

Recovering healthy sleep following sickness

  Lots of factors affect your child’s sleep, the timing, the environment and way in which they go to sleep, developmental leaps and stages, travel, maternal mood for example. Another significant sleep-wrecker is sickness and teething. Sickness and teething can have ongoing impact on your child ability to sleep well. Many children will experience bouts of routine illnesses such as ear, throat, chest infections, colds and viruses with minimum sleep disturbance. Others may have parents up at night (sometimes

Why Kids Fight Sleep

Talk to any parent and they will potentially tell you that one of their children routinely resists sleep. Whether the battle ensues at bedtime, over night or for nap time, it is a common issue. Parents of children who continually fight sleep start to report that their child doesn’t like sleep, needs less sleep than their peers or perhaps is so bright, they find it hard to switch off. Whilst all of those considerations may be valid, it is

4 Survival Strategies for you and your new baby

Your new baby will come with their own individual sleep ability. Please bear in mind that in the first 6 months or so there are no real, so called “bad habits” and you must not worry too much about how and where your child sleeps, provided you are observing safe sleep and making informed decisions. In the first four months specifically, their sleep is immature and your baby is mostly regulated by her need to feed, potentially little and

7 nap mistakes parents make

Naps are challenging to say the least. Day time sleep is quite different to night time sleep and although not the same, they are related and have a big impact on each other. Achieving adequate day time sleep can make all the difference to a restful sleep over-night and can help parents avoid unnecessary melt downs from a cumulatively over tired child, who finds it difficult to process the challenges of the day. Be aware that young children typically

7 Reasons Why Your Child Doesn’t Sleep

If you find yourself struggling to establish better sleep for you and your young child then it may be worth considering making some changes to how you operate when it comes to sleep time and throughout the day and also how you manage the your child’s awakenings. In an ideal world all children would sleep when we want them too and no parent or child would struggle with not getting enough sleep but sleep by its very nature is

7 sleep remedies when you good sleeper turns into a bad sleeper

It is not unusual for some parents to have a great little sleeper who all of a sudden turns into a horrible little sleeper. Typically, sleeping issues may be represented by a resistance to sleep at bedtime, waking frequently overnight or deciding that they just don’t want to nap anymore. As a result you are stuck in a cycle of overtiredness that is an unwanted gift that keeps on giving-wearing you and your child out and continually adding to

Blowing the lid on Bath, Bottle and Bed

For many years experts have been promoting the concept of the B’s..that is Bath, Bottle and Bed. However, this ideal may only be suitable for a certain percentage of families and for the rest of us-in fact the majority of us, this approach could be one of the largest contributory factors to the sleep issues that you experience. If your child is 6 months of age or older, then what you do before they actually go to sleep, could

Developmental stages and milestones can have a significant impact on your child

Developmental stages and milestones can have a significant impact on your child's sleep.  It is not a myth, but a reality with some children being more affected by others and some stages causing a bigger sleep disturbance.  Early waking, short naps and resistance to going asleep can represent the start of a developmental phase. This is mostly apparent for a routinely good sleeper.  Parents will repost that their current sleep problems become heightened during the developmental time. Typically, the most difficult issues

Naps through the ages

Your child will generally require a day time nap for the first 3 years of life. This would typically be considered a biological need for sleep that evolves from birth. Without necessary daytime sleep, you may find that your night-time sleep is fractured, due to overtiredness, and you may also observe compromised mood, behaviour and appetite. Although day time sleep can often be challenging to establish and is ever- changing within the first 18 months; achieving adequate naps can

Recovering healthy sleep following sickness

Lots of factors affect your child’s sleep, the timing, the environment and way in which they go to sleep, developmental leaps and stages, travel, maternal mood for example. Another significant sleep-wrecker is sickness and teething. Sickness and teething can have ongoing impact on your child ability to sleep well. Many children will experience bouts of routine illnesses such as ear, throat, chest infections, colds and viruses with minimum sleep disturbance. Others may have parents up at night (sometimes all

Recharge with sleep: Pediatric sleep recommendations promoting optimal health

Recharge with sleep: Pediatric sleep recommendations promoting optimal health American Academy of Sleep Medicine Monday, June 13, 2016 DARIEN, IL - For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep. The recommendations in the consensus statement are as follows: •Infants four to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours

Interview Red Fm

I helped Anna get a full nights sleep after 4 years of sleep deprivation

Interview with Anton Savage

I was called on by The Anton Savage Show as a reliable source for a sleep issue that one mum was having.  Listen here;    

Ryan Tubridy 2fm Jan 2015

In conversation with Ryan Tubridy 2fm on the topic of night terrors   http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2015/0123/20150123_rte2fm-tubridy-nightterro_c20716158_20716162_232_.mp3