The Benefits of Sleep

Ah, Sleep!  Quite possibly one of my all time favourite things in the world (which probably won’t come as any surprise!).  But like many of my favourite things, it’s still pretty baffling (and not just to me!).  I mean, when you think about our ancestors, how was it a good idea for them to be laid prone in the same position without having a clue what was going on for a third of their day?…when it’s dark no less!  When … Read more

Back to School Tips

I’m going to start by saying, this is a judgement free zone (it always is actually), but especially as we’re reaching the end of the summer holidays.  As a mother myself, I know that the lazy days of the summer holidays means that our routines slip (who am I kidding, sometimes they fly straight out the window!), with later bedtimes and more inconsistencies than we might like to admit to.  I know I’ve been there.  Add in the whole Covid … Read more

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

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