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Baby/Child Sleep Experts – What Do They Do?

We often receive enquiries from desperate parents during the night. As we all know problems are amplified when the night is still. And it saddens us to think so many parents feel alone with their sleep deprivation. Inadequate sleep leads to a cranky, fussy baby and in...

Newborn Babies’ Sleep

There is nothing wrong with holding and cuddling your baby as much as much as you like in the early weeks. Your baby has landed in a strange, alien world outside wombland and it’s not surprising they need reassurance and close contact with someone they feel...

How To Put Baby in His/Her Own Room

Putting your baby in his own room can be a stressful time for parents The FSID recommend that baby should sleep near you at all times (including naps) during the first 6 months of life. It can feel a real wrench to the heart strings, particularly for mums letting baby...

Baby/LO won’t nap

Parents are often anxious when baby or LO won’t nap. All the books say LO’s need to nap for their emotional, mental and physical well being. The books say that naps promote more consolidated night sleep – don’t they? In our experience the...

Baby Sleep Experts – who are they?

Parenting advice and childcare books have been around for nearly 100 years. Truby King from New Zealand wrote “Feeding and Childcare” in 1913. In those days his focus was on baby/child nutrition and hygiene. Indeed – Health Visitors in the UK were...

Reflux and Sleep

If your baby has reflux he/she won’t be getting much sleep. That is unless you are holding them upright or comforting them in some way – which means that you won’t be sleeping much either! We’ve written this post as the vast majority of babies...

When do we start to teach our baby to sleep?

We’ve had lot’s of enquires from parent’s of very young babies asking this question. When is it too early and when is it too late? The answer is it depends very much on your baby and your parenting style. Some little cherubs instinctively know how to...

Bedtime Refusal

We all know that compromising with an articulate tot can feel like negotiating the eurozone crisis at an EU summit. At two, three and even six years children have an unnerving ability to be resolute in their demands and opinions. As described by Jean Piaget (the...

Is Co-sleeping Safe?

Many times we look at each other and are glad our children were born 30 years ago! The plethora of advice given to new parents is mind boggling to say the least. In our day we just did what came naturally and likely what our mum’s and grandmother’s had...