Sleep Training.

Eight Surprising Ways To Improve Your Baby's Sleep - Without Sleep Training!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sleep training tends to punish babies and toddlers for problems that don't belong to them. They are left to cry, put down while they still need a hug, denied milk when they are hungry and ignored when they most need comfort. I don't actually believe any parent wants this for their children, yet their exhaustion leaves them with no other choice. Or so they think

This Is Why Your Baby Is Wide Awake In The Middle Of The Night

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

It's one o'clock in the morning and your son, or daughter, is bouncing up and down on the bed, grinning and giggling at you. In their world it's playtime. No matter how hard you encourage them to sleep it's just not happening. An hour or two later they finally wind-down and drift off to sleep, before waking for the day shortly after.

Four Fascinating Reasons Why Your Child Wakes At Night

Michelle McHale | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

If you want to make parenthood truly lousy then hold in mind an expectation that your baby should sleep through the night. Or your toddler. Or your pre-schooler. Marry unmet expectations with sleep deprivation and you have a potent dose of guilt, failure and worse still, resentment.

Why Your Baby Will NEVER Sleep Through The Night!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

It is however a simple matter of fact. No baby sleeps through the night, they never have and never will. Ever. Similarly, no adult has ever, or will ever, slept through the night either. Why then is so much time and money spent on trying to achieve something that is totally impossible?

Six Ways To Train Yourself To Be A Better Sleeper

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sleep training isn’t just for babies – there is a whole world of techniques out there designed to help beat insomnia in adults. So, if you’ve cu...

Eight Reasons to Not Sleep Train Your Baby

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Are you considering sleep training your baby because of all the recent media reports claiming it is safe? Here are ten reasons why you shouldn't do it!

The Problem of Baby Sleep

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

If we have realistic expectations we realise that what we really need is not to train our babies and toddlers, but build a network of support once again for parents, a 'village' as some say. The issue really is a problem belonging to adults and society, what really needs fixing?

Don't Try to Teach Your Baby to 'Self Settle' to Sleep!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Babies are incapable of self soothing or self settling in the true sense. Sure, they can suck their thumb, stroke a lovey or take comfort from a dummy/pacifier. This is their limit though. It's like 'self soothing lite'. This 'self soothing lite' requires the baby to be in a position where everything is fine.

Toddlers All Sleep Through the Night - Don't They?

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Toddler sleep is much more complex than baby sleep in my opinion, because there is so much more going on in their worlds. The following are what I consider the top reasons for toddler night waking, but by no means is this list exhaustive.

Why Your Child's Night Light Is Ruining Their Sleep

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Millions of parents around the world are making one very simple, but huge, mistake that is potentially inhibiting their child's sleep and contributing to difficult bedtimes and frequent night waking.

Parental Guilt - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Shrimpton

I have come to accept that feeling guilty is just a part of parenting that will never go away. It's one of those, "you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't" type of things that you just have to accept and live in harmony with and trust yourself that you are always doing your best for your children. YOU are enough.

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night (In Just TWO Years)

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

Establish a good bedtime routine. This is key to everything. Babies like to know exactly what to expect. So that they can do the exact opposite.