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If I sleep train, will I still be able to breastfeed?

If I sleep train, will I still be able to breastfeed?

During initial enquiries and consultations, this may be the most common question I get asked and the short answer is yes, you can still breastfeed whilst sleep training. Many parents think that breastfed babies sleep worse than bottle-fed babies, but this is actually...

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The importance of friendship when raising a child

The importance of friendship when raising a child

There’s no doubt that having children is a truly magical time in your life, but it also turns your world upside down. One thing you may have found when becoming a parent is that you slowly shift away from some of friends, especially those who don’t have children...

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How do I manage my child’s sleep on holiday?

How do I manage my child’s sleep on holiday?

Holiday and sleep. It’s something so many parents worry about when they should be excited for their time away. I’m going to give you some tips for making sure your little ones sleep as well on holiday as they do at home. You need to free up worrying to give you time...

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Why does my baby keep waking up at 5am?

Why does my baby keep waking up at 5am?

Is your baby waking early most mornings? Does it feel like they are always awake for the day at 5am and there is no getting them back to sleep? Certainly, one of the most common questions I get asked by social media followers and prospective clients is:  ‘how do I...

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Paternal mental health

Paternal mental health

By Scott Mair, founder of PMH Support Having had a career as an infantry soldier, going into fatherhood I thought I would be able to handle any situation and cope with it. Being ex-military, my views on mental health were probably very extreme because I felt like I...

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FAQs about safe sleep: everything you need to know

FAQs about safe sleep: everything you need to know

When it comes to bringing your baby home for the first time, it's a very exciting moment but it can also cause parents some worries about how best to keep your baby safe.  Let's not beat around the bush, the fear of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or otherwise...

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My Pre-Natal Experience As A First Time Dad

My Pre-Natal Experience As A First Time Dad

I have been reflecting on my pre-natal experience over the last few days and wanted to share my experience with new and expecting Dads. We moved house when my wife was 32 weeks pregnant. We had a small top floor flat in London that was not ideal for a baby. So we sold...

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Why A Mattress Is So Important To Your Baby’s Sleep

Why A Mattress Is So Important To Your Baby’s Sleep

There’s lots of literature out there about the best time to introduce a pillow to your infant. I first gave a pillow to my son just before moving him from a cot to a bed. I wanted him to get used to having something under his head so there weren’t too many changes all...

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Creating a Nursery to Aid in a Good Night’s Sleep

Creating a Nursery to Aid in a Good Night’s Sleep

By Nicky Goldstone of Designs by Day Interiors. As a mum of 2 I can honestly say that sleep in the first year of your child’s life is like gold. My first child Anna was an absolute nightmare when it came to sleep. She never slept through until 1 and a half years old...

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A Happy Tummy & Sleep

A Happy Tummy & Sleep

There is a combination of things that children need to sleep through the night. Some of the key ones are a dark room, the ability to self-settle and a fully tummy. This article looks at the strong link between food and sleep, and offers some tips and advice on how to...

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What should my baby or toddler wear for day naps?

What should my baby or toddler wear for day naps?

There is no single thing that a sleep consultant can recommend to help you get your baby or toddler to sleep longer at nap time, but one thing they do need to be is comfortable. Before our little ones arrive into the world we spend so much time (and money!) on setting...

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Raising a plant-based baby

Raising a plant-based baby

Hi, I’m Maddie, wife to Reece and mum to 15-month-old Arthur. We are raising our son Vegan. We made this choice for a variety of reasons so I will start with some background information about our family. As a couple, my husband and I have been vegetarian for about...

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