When I worked out that my little boy was a high needs baby it was such a relief to know that his fussiness and anxiety weren't my fault - I wasn't doing anything wrong. It's not about the label as such, it's about understanding that some children are born with temperaments that make it more difficult for their parents to soothe them; harder for them to settle and sleep; likely to find feeding difficult; highly sensitive to change/noise/light/new experiences...and the list goe
It's that time of year again when the clocks change. Here in the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour on Sunday 29th March. So what does this mean for your little one's sleep? Unfortunately babies and young children don't have the common courtesy to check their watches and adjust their routines; not even those with Gro clocks or the like can be expected to alter timings by themselves unfortunately, so this means there's some work to be done. There are a few choices so I thought it
Happy Mothers' day to all the lovely Mummies out there, with a special mention for mine :) This is my third year of being a Mum for Mothers' day but I still mainly think of it as a day for my own Mum. When I was little there was nothing my Mum couldn't fix for me and that's still the same today. She's always there to talk to and to help me when I need her and nothing is too much trouble (even when she's clearly exhausted and falling asleep 10 minutes into 'call the midwife').
I haven't always been a sleep consultant...actually it hadn't even crossed my mind before I had my child. Previously I worked in research (developmental and social psychology and education) and teaching (primary, secondary and adults) however, I've always loved my sleep; 10 hours a night if there was nothing good on TV, perfect. So what if I could never make it through a house party without curling up on the sofa for a snooze :) Then I got pregnant and sleep went downhill. Th