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To dummy or not to dummy?

After living in Spain for 13 years now, I can confidently say that the dummy is definitely a cultural addiction. I see most babies here use a dummy. Sometimes until a very late age, when taking it away can be traumatic. Even tiny little newborns are constantly presented with dummies days after getting home from […]

Baby sleep: tips for turning the clocks back

Each year the time change causes havoc with bedtime for babies and young children. Sometimes even changes to behavior including irritability and hyperactivity.

At this time if year a lot of parents get in touch with me to find out how to manage the time change without disrupting their child’s sleep in the process.

Putting the clocks […]

Travel with babies and toddlers: tips for not disturbing their sleep routine

Summer holidays are here! So, if you have a baby or toddler, something important to keep in mind is how travel plans will affect to your child’s sleep routines. The holidays will be much more fun if you organize your trip with the least disruption for your children. Do you know how to encourage you […]

Newborn sleep

Having a new baby is one of the most exciting times of life, but it can also be stressful and frustrating especially given that your baby doesn´t seem to follow any kind of routine yet. That´s because newborn sleep doesn´t yet follow circadian rhythms.

Circadian rhythms or our biological clock control our physical, mental and behavioral […]

Setting limits: Who is in charge? You or your toddler?

Toddlers can be hard work. They are boundary pushers and will do what it takes to get what they want. However boundaries and limits are important for them to feel safe and to know we are in charge and looking after them. As a new parent it is one of the hardest things to do. […]

Baby sleep tips: illness

Having a sick child is no fun. Especially when it affects their sleep. But childhood illnesses are common and most children under 5 are frequently sick with head colds and stomach bugs. It is very important how we react to these common illnesses so that we can help our children to a fast recovery.

Remember: A […]


As a sleep consultant, the number one reason parents give me for their childrens poor sleep, is teething. Many parents claim that teething disrupt their childs sleeping patterns. However research shows that teething doesn´t affect sleep as much as we think it does.

Your child could possibly be suffering from sore gums, she could possibly wake […]

Infant sleep: how to manage the time change


Summer time starts in Spain on March 26. It is the most dreaded time change: the morning of March 26, the clock advances one hour, and we lose an hour of sleep! The arrival of summer effects adults and children in the same way. The difference is that an adult is able to re-regulate his […]

On March 17 we celebrate World Sleep Day

This year is tenth World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society in which more than 72 countries participate. It is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.

The aim of World Sleep Day […]

Sleeping in motion, is it bad?

How many of you have a baby who has no trouble at all falling asleep in the car, stroller, bouncy chair or sling? But when you try to put them into their own bed to sleep all the drama begins? It’s a common problem. Now there are times when it’s approriate for them to have […]