Baby checklist for the first 6 months

As a sleep consultant and midwife, I get welcomed into a lot of homes and have the privilege of seeing so many cute nurseries, so I created this baby checklist to help new parents avoid buying a million different gadgets that they just don’t need (or simply don’t have...

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Settling your newborn baby at night

Night time can cause great anxiety for new mums, who may not know what each night will bring and whether they will get any rest. Some new mums feel lonely while settling their newborn baby at night as other family members sleep. Anxiety around settling their newborn...

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What are the best foods to help your baby sleep?

We've all experienced a night of sleep that was interrupted due to having eaten something unusual; our bodies continue processing our day's food after we go to sleep, and that can impact how rested we feel the next day. The same is true for your baby; as their bodies...

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Newborn Sleep

"the how, when, where, why and what for the first 3 months of newborn sleep" I can’t help but cringe when I hear a new parent claim that their newborn child is a great sleeper at the ripe old age of 4 days.  In fairness to them, they probably think that their baby’s...

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Sleep Regression

What is sleep regression? Sleep regression [referred to as "a sleep regression"] is a period of time (1-6 weeks) where sleep becomes a bit ‘wobbly’ and might result in difficulty in getting to sleep, with more frequent times awake due to shorter sleep. Your baby may...

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Introducing Solids Australia

Common myth: Introducing solids [Australia] at 4 months will help your baby sleep.    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but in most cases this isn’t true. Unless your child is not getting enough to eat from their milk intake (which is very uncommon) introducing...

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Baby Led Weaning

Baby led weaning (BLW) although it has been around for years, seems to be all the rage at the moment. I feel like many mums are under the impression they need to decide to do either baby spoon-feeding with purees OR baby led weaning. My question is why not incorporate...

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Should I use a dummy?

The pros and cons of whether I should use a dummy! Like most other parenting choices, everyone has an opinion and whether you use a dummy doesn’t escape judgement—people either love ’em or hate ’em. I meet lots of parents that are disappointed their child doesn’t want...

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Four Month Sleep Regression

Four Month Sleep Regression what you need to know New Mum’s often get told that the first twelve weeks are the hardest. They are prepared to deal with twelve tough weeks. Then just as they start to feel like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, they find out about...

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