Category: For Parents

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...

I give Cheryl 5/5
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I give Cheryl 5/5

I got my confidence back, I got my sleep back, we got our lives back! Mother of one, working full time, often travelling. High power jobs.   For the longest time, we believed it would sort it self out automatically as our child grew older. A few weeks became a few months, then those months...

EFTM: It’s almost HSC time so here’s a tip, GO TO BED.
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EFTM: It’s almost HSC time so here’s a tip, GO TO BED.

Many people reach out during stressful times in their lives. HSC can definitely be one of those times where your sleep is suffering.   As featured in EFTM: Link to original post: It’s almost HSC time so here’s a tip, GO TO BED, by Chris Bowden.  There’s three letters that still instil fear in me,...

Is sleep training safe?
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Is sleep training safe?

How much sleep are you getting? If you’re like most young parents, the answer is very little. If you are waking night after night to soothe your baby back to sleep, you may be thinking that it’s time to do something about it. You may even be noticing that the lack of sleep is affecting...

Reset young body clocks for start of school
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Reset young body clocks for start of school

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/5860867/reset-young-body-clocks-for-start-of-school/ While longer-than-normal sleep ins and a-bit-more-than-usual access to the Playstation has been a wonderful part of the holidays for most children, the looming school term means parents need to think about resetting those little body clocks so they are primed for the start of the school year. Holidays can induce jet-lag-like symptoms in children...

Why Sleep is So Important After the Holiday Season
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Why Sleep is So Important After the Holiday Season

How to reset your body clock and get back into routine after the holidays For many of us, the cost of Christmas is not just measured on our exorbitant credit card statements and expanded waistlines. For many Australians, a few weeks of carefree partying, overseas holidays, impromptu visits, late nights or lazy sleep-ins have also...

It’s time to talk about the role of sleep and post natal depression
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It’s time to talk about the role of sleep and post natal depression

Mum-of-two Raya Du Plooy opens about her struggle with postnatal depression We all know lack of sleep goes hand in hand with parenthood. Tell someone you’re expecting and after the congratulations and celebrations, comes that common refrain, ‘Enjoy a good night’s sleep while you can!’ But despite all the warnings and knowing looks, new parents...

Put me on your wishlist!
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Put me on your wishlist!

Babyvine has put together a wishlist for families, and guess what – I’m on it! Many tired parents are wishing they could get some more sleep, but they might not know how to ask for it. I’m a great present!   Christmas Wishlist 2018  

Newborn Sleep Expectations To Forget Right Now
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Newborn Sleep Expectations To Forget Right Now

Cheryl Fingleson   By the time our babies arrive in the world, most mums are experts on everything that comes before the birth and, in some cases, what happens during it. What happens next, when we have a baby in our arms, is often a bit of a shock. For many of us, it’s not...