Category: Baby

“The thing that’s always perfect in our household, is the sleep”
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“The thing that’s always perfect in our household, is the sleep”

When I first met this family of five in their inner Sydney home, they were struggling with a solid routine and heading down a very painful path of sleep depravation and frustration. With three full time working parents, and young twins who wouldn’t sleep – life was getting hard to handle. Being able to help...

Anxiety!
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Anxiety!

Lack of routine, anxiety and sleep problem – how are they connected? Most of us have felt it. Sometimes it creeps up on you throughout a particularly stressful day, taking you altogether by surprise. In some cases, it’s a exhausting state of mind that can leave you physically and emotionally drained, highly strung, nervous or...

How much sleep do we really need?
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How much sleep do we really need?

The amount of sleep an individual needs can vary greatly depending on their phase of life and unique makeup, but generally speaking a healthy adult requires between seven and nine hours of quality sleep per night. Newborns can require up to 17 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period, toddlers between 10 and 14,...

Can you sleep train babies under four months?
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Can you sleep train babies under four months?

No-cry coach Cheryl Fingleson explains how to shape sleep habits from birth. Is sleep training possible with a four month old baby? Cheryl says no, we don’t sleep train babies that young – but there is another option that’s even better. It’s called ‘sleep shaping’.  It’s the question on the lips of almost every parent...

How to sleep snugly and soundly
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How to sleep snugly and soundly

Cheryl the Sleep Coach shares her best advice to getting a good night’s sleep. Last week I visited The Weekend Wakeup to talk about how to sleep snugly and soundly now that winter is approaching. Access the podcast here: Cheryl Fingleson at The Weekend Wakeup 6PR: How to sleep snugly and soundly https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/how-to-sleep-snugly-and-soundly/

Your baby’s perfect sleep window
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Your baby’s perfect sleep window

The sleep window is that perfect window of time in which a baby is ready for sleep, and will calmly and happily go to sleep. It’s so important that you read your baby’s sleep signs and don’t miss their window – otherwise you can be sure nap times (and even night times) won’t go to...

Timing is everything!
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Timing is everything!

Find out how long your baby should be sleeping for by following this easy sleep time reference guide. Here are some wake time formulas to help guide you… 0 to 1 month Wake time = Duration of the last sleep time, up to 40 minutes max. Newborns are usually awake for the length of time...