Top 10 Reasons Sleep Training Fails (Part 1)

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One of the main reasons mums come to me is when they have tried everything to get their baby to sleep on their own and stay asleep in the night, including sleep training. I personally don’t like the term “sleep training”. Many people think that sleep training exclusively implies a “cry it out” approach, which is technically referred to leaving your child …

3 Ways to Get Your Late-Night Baby to Go to Sleep Earlier

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Most parents want their baby to sleep early to ensure that they get as much rest as they need. However, many parents struggle with the fact that – for various reasons – their baby either refuses to sleep or takes a very long time to get to dreamland. There are several things that you want to take into consideration to …

Drowsy But Awake Explained

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“What is this ‘put down the baby drowsy but awake’ thing? It never works!” Lots of parents ask me this in their effort to try to teach their baby to self settle. Well, ideally, putting down drowsy but awake is when you soothe your baby until he is calm, relaxed with eyes closed and then as you lay him down, …

Handling Parental Advice About Sleep

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I have been feeling somewhat uncomfortable with a certain support network recently, simply because some of them are judgmental, sarcastic and insensitive to mothers who really needed the unbiased support. The most recent incident was when these so-called supportive network started ranting and judging in a closed forum group, about parenting choices that other parents make with their children. I understand …