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The importance of consistency in the routines

By |January 27th, 2017|

Most of my work as a sleep consultant is about helping parents to be consistent. Consistency is a word that everyone knows, but few people really understand. I often here my clients say “ But I think we are being pretty consistent”. What these parents fail to understand about consistency is that it does not […]

Baby sleep tips: Christmas Holidays

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Christmas parties are just around the corner. Sometimes, Christmas involves changes in the sleep routines of the little ones. I hope you spend a happy Christmas Holidays and above all … that you can sleep everything well!!

Here are some tips that will help you sleep the baby during these days of family gatherings:
 
Do not change […]

Daylight savings

By |October 21st, 2016|

The end of daylight savings time is coming up in Spain on the 30th October. This time change causes most children to wake earlier than usual, which then affects naps and bedtime. This can turn into a week of poor sleep and overtired children which is why I have prepared some tips do help you survive it.

My advice […]

#1 mistake in the bedtime routine

By |September 1st, 2016|

Bedtime routines.  If you search online for “my baby won’t sleep” or “how to get my baby to sleep”  you will find that almost every single website will talk about the importance of a routine. And so will I.

If you think about it, we all have routines that we follow subconsciously every night before going […]

How to help a colicky baby sleep

By |August 30th, 2016|

Having a baby with colic can be a very testing time for the parents. Its probable that no one will be sleeping very well or for long stretches of time. Extremely fussy/colicky infants generally sleep less throughout a 24hour period than infants with no colic (11.8 hours vs 14 hours per day). Colicky infants sleep […]

Will giving my baby cereal help him/her sleep longer?

By |August 24th, 2016|

I know it’s an old wives’ tale. But still I hear it so frequently, “Oh, put cereal in the breast milk or the formula, and your baby will sleep all night.” But the truth is that is not true.

If you’ve got a baby who’s been struggling with weight and has any kind of health issues […]

Melatonin for a baby who doesn’t sleep?

By |August 10th, 2016|

Doctors are now starting to prescribe sleeping pills for children that don´t sleep!!! What? Ok ok, so melatonin is a hormone that our body naturally produces, but still. Melatonin for babies? I don´t think so. Although I can definitely see how for overtired parents who can’t seem to get their kids on a healthy sleep […]

How to break the nightly bottle habit

By |July 20th, 2016|

For many parents giving their baby a bottle of milk in the middle of the night is the solution to get the baby back to sleep. So many times this means babies are waking in the night and “needing” another bottle to get them back to sleep. The parents have unwittingly created a bottle habit. This […]

Holidays with kids: how to get them to sleep later

By |June 28th, 2016|

Early wake ups can be very frustrating for parents. Just when you think you´re going to get a full night sleep and bam! Baby starts waking up at 6am or 7am. This is a really common problem and there are a few things we can look at to help babies sleep for longer.
You need to […]

My experience at Feria Bebés&Mamás

By |May 27th, 2016|

WOW! I had such a great time at the Feria Bebés&Mamás. Thank you to all of you who came to visit me. It was lovely to meet you and have the chance to answer some of your questions. I hope I could help some of you with my advice.

It was such a great pleasure to […]