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Is Your Child Not Sleeping? Here’s Six Possible Reasons Why

Annette Faamausili, July 21 2021

Science (and common sense) tells us that kids need more sleep than adults. That’s no surprise considering they seem to burn so much energy during the day – and that’s on top of all the growing and learning that’s going on! However, as wonderful as sleep is, it doesn’t always come easily, even for children.

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How to Tackle Night Terrors and Nightmares in Children

Annette Faamausili, June 17 2021

Have you ever been startled awake by the sound of your child screaming? Little else gets the heart pumping so fast in the middle of the night! Night terrors and nightmares can be distressing for little ones and parents – particularly if you are not quite sure what’s going on. While feeling apprehensive at bedtime is perfectly normal for children (e...

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How To Transition Out Of A Sleep Sack

Annette Faamausili, May 18 2021

When your little one is still small, sleep sacks are a fantastic option. Your wee one can’t wriggle out of these mini sleeping bags no matter how much they toss and turn, so they stay nice and cosy throughout the night and during naps too. For young babies, they are also a safer option than blankets as they can’t come loose and become a hazard.

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Travelling With Children - How To Handle Sleep While On Holiday

Annette Faamausili, April 20 2021

After a year of stay-cations (or stay-at-home holidays!), things look to be improving. Travel bubbles are popping up, and overseas trips are possible again. Is it time to dig up the passport and take a trip to visit dearly missed loved ones across the ditch? Perhaps your little one has yet to meet family members, or perhaps you and your family are...

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Why Do Babies Put Everything In Their Mouths - And Why Is It A Good Thing?

Annette Faamausili, March 29 2021

Have you ever wondered, “why babies put everything in their mouths? They hit the four-month mark, and suddenly everything within reach must be thoroughly tasted – their hands and feet, any toy whatsoever, the carpet fluff, your phone, the cat’s tail… It’s a constant struggle to be vigilant enough to avoid something truly vile becoming a chew toy!

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Why Sleep Rituals Are The Holy Grail Of Sleep.

Annette Faamausili, February 21 2021

Baby Bedtimes: Why Sleep Rituals are the Holy Grail of Sleep Imagine sitting in your lounge minding your own business when someone drags you off to bed without prior warning when you're not even tired. You’d feel confused, rushed, and unlikely to fall asleep anytime soon. This is how your baby feels if you expect them to go straight to sleep at bed...

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To Sleep Train Or Not To Sleep Train

Annette Faamausili, January 12 2021

There’s a lot of uncertainty that comes with being a parent. But there are three things that are pretty much guaranteed. Firstly – you are likely to feel tired and overwhelmed a lot of the time. Secondly, you are going to agonise over some decisions. And thirdly – everyone is going to have an opinion on your parenting style no matter how well meani...

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Managing A Sleep Routine While Staying Away From Home

Annette Faamausili, December 13 2020

Managing a Sleep Routine While Staying Away From Home Do you remember the days when you could just grab your car keys and a modest overnight bag and head out the door – whether you were going on a road trip or heading off for the weekend? As parents to young ones, those days may seem like distant memories.

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How To Deal With The Dreaded 5am Wake ups.

Annette Faamausili, November 3 2020

How To Deal With The Dreaded 5am Wake Ups 5am is early. And I don’t just mean a little bit early. It is a crazy early time to start your day if you don’t have to be up for a specific reason. Sometimes our little ones just don’t get how early 5am is! They can often be ready to start their day long before we are. This is especially hard on you if you...

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White Noise For Babies - What's The Fuss About?

Annette Faamausili, October 8 2020

Do you sleep better when you can hear rain gently falling onto the roof? Many of us do, including babies! In fact, white noise in general can be deeply effective in helping babies settle quickly and sleep more deeply. Many parents see amazing results when they use it. Want to know what all the fuss is and why white noise for babies can be so helpfu...

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