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The Curse Of The Second Wind

Annette Faamausili, March 22 2023

Kids are amazingly resilient. And it seems that the time they are at their most resilient is bedtime! It feels like kids learn delaying tactics from a very young age and are not afraid to use these tactics when it is time to go to sleep. Perilously, this procrastination can open the door for the dreaded second wind, making it virtually impossible...

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How To Navigate Sleep Disruption When Sickness Strikes

Annette Faamausili, November 30 2022

It's never easy to watch your child when they are ill. This is especially true when they are younger, and they don't always understand what's happening and can't communicate how they are feeling. They simply know something isn’t right and often aren’t aware that you are trying to fix it

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Exploring The Unspoken Guilt Of Sleep Training

Annette Faamausili, November 1 2022

"I wish I'd got help sooner" is a common phrase heard among parents who have navigated the experience of a baby who slept poorly and made it through the other side. Unfortunately, many parents don't seek help with their little one's sleep. At least not until they have struggled for a long time or have reached breaking

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How To Ensure Safe Sleep When Your Baby Starts Rolling

Annette Faamausili, July 8 2022

The first time you see your baby roll is an exciting moment. It’s their first step on the way to being fully mobile. But rolling can bring some challenges too. For one thing, you can no longer put your baby down and know they will stay where you left them! From the first roll, you should expect plenty of movement, and you’ll need an extra pair...

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Is It Time To Night Wean Your Toddler?

Annette Faamausili, May 16 2022

"Nighttime Feeds: Balancing the Bond and the Need for Rest" Nighttime feeds can create a magical bond between you and your baby. In the quiet of the night, with the world asleep around you, it often feels like you and your little one are the only two people in existence. However, as these nighttime feeds become prolonged and ingrained, exhaustion...

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Top Tips For Managing The End Of Daylight Savings

Annette Faamausili, March 22 2022

We all know that the clocks change twice a year for daylight savings. But, it is easy to get caught out by the change even though we know it's coming. It seems to sneak up awfully quickly! And, it can wreak havoc with the sleeping patterns of your little ones. Very young babies aren't usually affected. But the sudden, odd change can affect older...

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What To Do If Your Child Is Staging A Nap Strike

Annette Faamausili, March 15 2022

Nap strikes can be frustrating. Just when you thought you had the whole nap schedule nailed. BUT your little one has suddenly decided to mix things up by refusing naps. Now your routine is out of whack, and you have to figure out how to get things back on track. Before you lose too much sleep over your baby’s refusal to nap, it’s important to...

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Help! My Child Isn't Napping At Daycare

Annette Faamausili, January 31 2022

Help! My Child Isn't Napping At Daycare It can be worrying if you think your little one is not getting enough sleep. After all, sleep is so developmentally important. Sleep can be hard enough to achieve at home, but when you throw a daycare environment into the mix, it can go to the next

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Top Tips For Holidaying With Kids This Summer

Annette Faamausili, December 15 2021

Are you planning on getting away this summer? As Christmas approaches and summer weather beckons many of us are eyeing up the chance of kicking back and taking a well earned break. But holidaying with kids is not as straightforward as picking a destination, booking accommodation, packing your bags and hitting the

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Sleep Deprivation and Cortisol – What You Need to Know

Annette Faamausili, November 9 2021

Sleep Deprivation and Cortisol – What You Need to Know Any new parent can confirm that not getting enough sleep is stressful. But did you know that chronic sleep deprivation actually increases cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in the body? Whether you’re three months old or three decades old, inadequate sleep negatively affects the body in...

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