Confessions of a Sleep Consultant Whose Child Isn’t Sleeping!

CONFESSION

If I had a pound for every time a friend or a client said, “oh your children must be amazing sleepers,” I would be a very rich lady! The truth is that ALL children will go through bouts of sleep problems, and mine have been no exception. In fact, when I was in the process of completing my sleep consultancy training my second child Poppy went through a sleep regression phase that left me sleeping huddled under a blanket on her floor – something I had sworn in the past I would NEVER EVER do!  Continue reading

Separation Anxiety: What, Why & How

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What is Separation Anxiety?

Has your little one suddenly become more clingy? Do they cry every time you leave the room? Are they struggling to go down for day time naps, wanting more cuddles during the night and generally upset unless you are right there with them? If the answer is yes then it’s likely your little angel is experiencing separation anxiety.

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The 4 Month Sleep Regression – What, Why & How

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What is the “4 Month Sleep Regression?”

The first thing to understand about the “4 Month Sleep Regression” is that it’s not actually a regression at all. In fact, it’s a very positive step forward and marks a major developmental milestone. As your baby’s brain matures, so does your little one’s sleep cycles, and they develop into cycles much closer to adults.

However, you might not be jumping for joy as this change often causes more frequent night waking and shorter daytime naps too. This period of change can last anywhere from a few days to six weeks.

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