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    Routines

    Routines give rhythm to your and your baby’s day as well as help prevent baby from being over or under tired. Baby’s and toddlers thrive off routine as they have structure to their day and know what to expect next. A bedtime routine is a great tool to have if you do not have any other form of routine.   BUT- many parents believe a routine means they cant leave the house. This is far from the truth. Here’s how you can have your cake 🍰 and eat it too. As you probably know, little people need 10-12 hours sleep overnight. My little man needs atleast 11 to be happy…

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    Sleep Associations

    When your baby is born they rely on 5 things to be able to sleep. These are; Swaddles, positioning on side or stomach, shushing, swinging, sucking. This is often where sleep associations begin- but please, don’t avoid meeting these needs for your newborn; they need you! Sleep associations such as dummy’s, comforters, milk, rocking, swinging etc are all completely normal and fine, unless you are having to get up hourly give or take overnight to repeat the process or replace the dummy. If this is occurring it would be deemed a negative sleep association. So what do we do? We remove it or improve how it happens! What is a…

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    Catnapping

    Almost every baby will catnap at some point in their lives. What is a catnap you ask, a catnap is a sleep that lasts only 30-45 minutes in duration. Baby wakes up like they’ve had hours of sleep, then after not so long is whinging, tired and wanting another nap. This can result in several naps per day!!   Catnapping often begins around the 8-16 week of age mark and this is due to development in baby’s brain and now having developed sleep cycles. Your baby now sleeps in cycles of light and deep sleep like you! However, their sleep cycles are much shorter than ours, yep, you guessed it…

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    Battling Bedtime

    How do I make bedtime easier? Every night is a BATTLE, stop spending 3 hours getting baby to sleep. Fix bedtime with these tips and tricks and in just a few days see those battles fade away.      I get this message almost daily! And I’ve been through it too. Baby is ahhhhh-mazing for naps, but when it comes to bedtime they are taking 4738398 hours to fall asleep and now you are all feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, frustrated and dread bedtime each and every night!   So, why is it so hard for them to just fall asleep at bedtime? Would you believe me if I told you…

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    Swaddling Your Baby

        Swaddles! When it comes to baby sleep, new parents often have so many questions. A lot of parents may not have ever heard of the term ‘swaddling’ so read on to discover more. Swaddling is probably not the only thing you are unsure of, but it is a great topic to start with once your baby is born as they are going to be tired and not used to being in the big, wide world. I know when my son was born and the midwife suggested to swaddle him I looked at her and was like what on earth is swaddling? I had previously purchased swaddles, but did…