Naps too short!

Naps too short!

If I had £1 for every time I’m asked how to extend LO’s naps – I truly would be sunning myself in Barbados! Picture the scene – golden beach, azure blue sea gently lapping the shore, a soft sea breeze taking the edge off the heat from a golden...
Average sleep and awake times by age 0 – 11yrs

Average sleep and awake times by age 0 – 11yrs

The most common question we are asked is; “How long should my baby/child sleep/nap?”. And we have always bucked against the trend to be prescriptive about this advice. Many babies and children are happy and content on more or less sleep. These guidelines...

When and how to ditch the dummy!

Parents are often embarrassed to admit their LO uses a dummy. However, any parent who has had a fussy baby knows a dummy can be a life saver. In the early months babies need to suck for comfort – it’s a perfectly normal stage. There has also been some...

Verbal Reassurance and Ibabysleepteacher

Giving babies verbal reassurance is as old as mankind itself. It’s believed that stone age mothers would talk to their baby as they gathered food to stop them crying and alert predators. Newborn babies search for their mother’s voice at birth. There is...

Bedtime Live

Thank you SO much for all your kind comments about Bedtime Live. It has been an amazing experience! First and foremost I hope it has helped everyone with a sleep deprived tot! From my own point of view it has been fascinating to watch how a television programme is...

Top Sleep Teaching Methods

If you know of one sure fire sleep teaching method we’d love to hear from you! In our experience it’s different strokes for different folks. Which method you choose has to sit comfortably with both parents. Parents need to agree to their LO’s...

Nightmares and Sleep Terrors

The two are often confused but are in fact distinctly different. So – let’s take a look at the characteristics of each one. Nightmares Occur during the latter part of night sleep Are common The child is woken by the nightmare or is confused if woken Can...

Best Baby/Child Sleep Tips 2013

Happy New Year to everyone who stumbles across this site. We hope our monthly blogs about baby/child sleep are both practical and informative. We thought we would share some of our top sleep tips to pave the way for a sleep filled 2013! By the time parents reach us...