Frequently Asked Questions
Are you looking for some quick tips to help you with your newborn, baby or toddler? Here are some frequently asked questions and our sleeping advice to guide you in the right direction. Need further advice?
Q. I’ve heard that sleep training your baby means leaving and letting them cry. Is this true?Definitely not! My methods are scientifically based nurturing regimes that take into account not only your parenting styles but the unique temperament of your child.
Of course, a baby will be upset when changes are made but we will work together to see which methods work well for your little one and your family.
Q. Can you help me with twins?As a mum of twin daughters myself (born when my son was three years old) I’ve survived the trials of “double trouble” and can assist you in changing that phrase to “twice as nice”
Q. My 3-year-old has never been a great sleeper and we find it easier if we wait until she finally falls asleep in the lounge before popping her into bed. Can you help?Working as a team with your daughter we can support her in learning the lifelong skill of self-settling. She’ll be so proud of her results!
Q. My newborn (4 weeks old) is very unsettled and cries a lot. I know actual “sleep training” is not recommended until around 4 months but I’m at my wit's end. Are you able to suggest anything?Yes, it’s correct that sleep “training” isn’t effective before 4 months. However, as I’m paediatric trained I can assess your little treasure first to determine if there is any physical reason behind her being unsettled, (such as gastric reflux or feeding troubles) then advise or refer her on.
I can also teach you gentle methods that help with her settling and therefore help with self-settling as she gets older.
Q. My baby used to be a great sleeper but now he’s back to waking every 1-2 hours through the night, we started solids but that’s not helping, any suggestions?As a baby develops so do their sleep patterns. A newborn sleeps very differently from a 5-month-old. We can go through the science behind this and as a team, we can soon have him back to sleeping well.