So you have decided it is the time to sleep train. You have decided it is the right time for you to go for it but how are you going to do it? Are you going to read a book, buy an online course or hire a sleep consultant?
Many parents seek sleep help in hiring a paediatric sleep consultant and others are just not sure about it due to cost and what others may think, perhaps they feel they will be judged or not supported. Perhaps you or they feel you can learn it all from a book or Dr. Google!
In this week’s blog, spoken words come to "paper" by real Mums I had the pleasure to work with. We hear their “why” they chose to hire a sleep consultant, what drove them to making that decision to help their child and in turn the family sleep better and reach those sleep goals they aspired to.
They spoke about the journey itself and how they felt at the end after reaching their sleep goals.
I am extremely grateful for these mum's who took part in today's podcast, they know who they are and I hope you all enjoy reading their stories!
Not sure if you are ready to jump on the sleep training journey? It can be confusing and with public pressure around your from social media, friends and family all telling you different things you may feel torn on what to do, what is the right thing to do and how to go about it.
In todays blog I am going to tell you about 4 signs you see that may help you make the decision to jump on the sleep training journey…
Febrile seizures are something I like to cover as I think they are not discussed enough and can be very scary for parents / carers to witness. I have taught a number of parents that aren’t aware of them and as they are very common I think it is so important to know how to deal with them.
Febrile seizures are convulsions that can happen when a young child has a temperature of more than 38 degrees. They can happen at the beginning, during or after an illness and normally occur between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old.
They happen to approximately 1:20 children and they are usually harmless.
Ever wondered what to do for snack time instead of doing the boring old biscuits or bowl of fruit? Well check out these recipes from the amazing Shira Blend. Shira and I went live on Instagram a few weeks ago while she showed us how to cook these recipes!
I learnt how to add nuts into my children's diet and even get some asparagus into them in new fun and inventive ways!
Check out all the recipes below!
Days out happen, parties happen, holidays happen, the weekend’s come around fast and with all of this later bedtimes happen. This is normal and really is it a big deal? A later bedtime here and there is really not going to make much difference to your child aside of perhaps a tired grumpier child the next day because let’s not forget a later bedtime does not necessarily mean a later wake up so they will be short on hours of sleep. Remember the circadian rhythm is set to wake at the same time every day.
But what happens if these late and irregular bedtimes happen more often or every day?
You may be that family who are very relaxed when it comes to bed times and some days your child has an early night and other nights they are staying up to have dinner with you and watch a movie. Lets dive into this deeper and I can explain the consequences that you may encounter on irregular betimes.