Every child is different, and some babies stop their night feeds as early as 3-4months old. Others still need some milk until they are almost 12 months! Is your baby ready? Ask yourself these questions: Is your baby growing normally and putting on weight? Do you have any weight concerns? Are they feeding well in … Read more How do I wean night feeds?
Average age to drop the nap You may find this surprising, but most children still need a nap until they reach 3-3.5 years old, although many children do drop it earlier. The reason is that Toddlers begin to resist naps, and after all – why wouldn’t they? They have so many other exciting things to do. … Read more Dropping the Nap
Very often one of the many aspects to consider when solving sleep challenges for your little one are their wakeful windows. What do I mean by this? Children’s sleep needs are ever changing and evolving, and their wakeful window is no exception. A wakeful window is the maximum amount of awake time during the day from … Read more How do Wakeful Windows help my child sleep?
The simple answer to the question; “when can I start sleep training?” is that babies are most receptive to sleep training from 18 weeks old. Once your baby reaches this age, here are a couple of key points to consider: What is the most suitable approach to sleep training for your baby? All babies are … Read more When can I start teaching my baby to sleep independently?
It’s that time of year, when everyone gets a little bit confused about which way the clocks are going and if we get an extra hour in bed or not! So how do we help our little ones navigate this?! With British Summer time ending on 27th October, and the clock going back an hour, … Read more How do I help my child deal with the clock change?
At your wits end? Feel like you’ve read EVERY book, googled intensely; got copious and conflicting amounts of information, and still nothing has worked? Do not despair You might think you’re the one with the only child that just doesn’t sleep, and is never going to learn to sleep well, and you just have to … Read more How consistency helps your child sleep
This transition normally occurs between 13-17 months of age, and can be the most challenging transition to navigate as it takes more time to be fully ready for the adjustment. Signs that your child is ready to drop to one nap: Some children drop it at 12 months others as late as 18months, so be … Read more Transitioning from two naps to one
The Benefits of a Dummy Firstly, there is nothing wrong with your baby having a dummy, in fact there are definitely benefits especially when they are under 6months old. It supports their natural reflex to suck and can be a great source of comfort Research has shown that it could reduce the risk of SIDS … Read more Should I ditch the Dummy?
Does your child still need a nap? I regularly speak to parents who have started having problems with their little ones’ sleep around 18 months old, after previously sleeping soundly. One of the most commons reasons for this can be lack of daytime sleep. Naps get dropped too early, because at the toddler stage they … Read more Why does my toddler keep waking up during the night?
Here are some tips on how to resolve early rising: Overtiredness Check your little one is getting the amount of day-time sleep they need for their age, both quality and quantity are important. Are they going to bed at the right time for them? During the summer months we do so much more outside activity, … Read more Is your child waking up too early?