8 Tips for overcoming time differences when you travel with your family

Here we are in mid-July, lockdown’s slowly lifting here in England and I think a lot of us are starting to think about going away somewhere for a week or two over the summer holidays.   Maybe just the thought of all the precautions you will have to take because of Covid-19 are enough to put you off?  Or maybe you’re willing to undertake it all just for a change of scene (and let’s face it, who wouldn’t agree with that … Read more

Shakespeare said ‘parting is such sweet sorrow’…

Some ideas to help ease Separation Anxiety Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, parents are easily overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. As a sleep consultant, I see this all the time from parents whose babies aren’t sleeping well. Having kids is tough – no previous experience needed and no instruction manual!  Yikes!  Although compared to the generations before, we do have the … Read more

Just one more…

Toddlers and their amazing need for things at bedtime Toddlers are awesome, aren’t they!  Suddenly, they’re walking, talking little people who have a mind of their own but are still completely reliant on you (which never hurts the Mummy/Daddy ego).  However, the flip side of that is…they’re walking talking little people who have a mind of their own but are still completely reliant on you… For those of you who have had a toddler, I’m pretty sure you know exactly … Read more

Can you Co-Sleep and Sleep Train?

I’ll be the first to admit there really is nothing quite like snuggling up to your sleeping child – the chance to smell them, touch them and just generally be close to them can feel like an antidote to anything that’s wrong with the world.  After all, we love our little ones more than anything in the world, and frankly, we are their world, so the feeling’s more than mutual. At least, that’s how it starts out anyway.  But certainly … Read more

Sweet Temptation

Not long until Easter.  While it’s not exactly like other years, there’s still lots of little ones who are going to be excited about seemingly living off nothing but chocolate for a day or two (or is that just in my house?…). Nowadays, we’re all pretty aware that letting our little ones gorge on sweet treats isn’t the best thing to let them do for their teeth or waist line, but what about how it affects their sleep?  It’s not … Read more

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