Yep, it’s torture. You don’t need anyone to tell you that.
There is a common misconception that the worst weeks of sleep are the first weeks after birth. But many, many mothers hit a wall around their babies first birthday. Sleep can get better and worse at various ages and stages, but it’s really the relentlessness of it that starts to wear you down. After many months of sleep deprivation, you really can lose your marbles. Read More
As a life long lover of naps I find it hard to understand when people tell me they can’t nap! But I know it’s true, many exhausted new mums say they find it really hard to sleep during the day. Read More
By now some helpful friend or stranger has probably told you that your baby should be self-settling… And odds are, this isn’t happening yet. Maybe you are confident enough to laugh this off, or maybe you have a small, nagging voice telling you that this is your fault. Most of the sleep experts will tell you that you just aren’t trying hard enough.
Here are 4 steps to getting more sleep - only if you want to! Read More
Research has found a new baby typically results in 400-750 hours of lost sleep for parents in the first year. Sleep deprivation and motherhood go hand-in-hand. What I will do today is try to help you cope! Read More
Motherhood is not academic work, to be studied and analysed. To be successful at bonding and breastfeeding you need to switch off your neocortex. Read More
Sleepy Magic webinar with Danielle Wright. Read More
There are hundreds of sleep specialists out there! It can be really hard to figure out who will be a good fit for you. Here are nine reasons I'm a really good choice for helping you and your baby get more sleep. Read More
Sleep deprivation is torture! Which stage are you at?
1. Shock 2. Denial 3. Bargaining 4. Guilt 5. Anger 6. Depression 7. Acceptance and Hope Read More
Before I had children I thought I would have more influence over my children. I believed that 'good' parenting (whatever that means!) was the answer. I would paint my blank canvas of a baby into a beautiful work of art.
Imagine my shock when my first baby did not respond to my 'good' parenting. I was doing everything 'right' and still she always cried and never slept. Read More
Guest post by Caroline's Angels.
Once your baby arrives, these feelings of excitement, empowerment and anticipation may be overtaken with anxiety and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Overwhelming love for your baby and partner. The overwhelming feeling of now having to care for your tiny baby and having to learn your baby’s signals and communications to you of how best to care for them. Read More
I spent the first year of her life trying to get her to sleep as much as she was supposed to. I read that she wouldn’t grow properly if she didn’t sleep for the required number of hours each day. I heard that sleep is important for brain development. I was even told by a GP that it was my poor settling techniques causing her ‘sleep disorder.’ Read More