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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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Infant Sleep

Managing Daylight Savings

Annette Faamausili, September 15 2020

The promise of summer fun is exciting, but the thought of how the longer days will impact the sleep patterns of our little ones is a less exciting thought! As the days grow warmer and we turn our clocks forward an hour, you may find it more difficult to settle your children and babies into their new bed time. You may also find that your mornings st...

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Does A No-Cry Sleep Solution Really Exist?

Annette Faamausili, September 6 2020

Does A No Cry Sleep Solution Really Exist? There comes a point in every sleep-deprived parent’s life where they wish, hope, and maybe even pray for a no-cry sleep solution. This is usually in the wee hours of the morning when most lucky people are asleep! Does this mythical solution really exist?

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Why Wake A Sleeping Baby?

Annette Faamausili, July 20 2020

As much as we adore our babies, they are often most beautiful when they are sleeping peacefully. This is especially true if we as parents are somewhat sleep-deprived ourselves! The old wives tales tell us that we should never wake a sleeping baby… or should you? Disturbing the slumber of your snoozing baby can feel rather counter-intuitive, but the...

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When Your Baby Suddenly Wakes Up In The middle Of The Night.

Annette Faamausili, June 10 2020

Parents often talk about celebrating their baby’s milestones: the first time they sleep through the night, the first real laugh, the first time they roll over…. And while these are memorable occasions, often, people don’t talk about the challenges involved! Many developmental milestones don’t miraculously happen. They are practiced again and again...

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How To Manage Day Naps On The Go

Annette Faamausili, May 18 2020

How To Manage Day Naps On The Go Level 2 is here and we are all planning how we might venture back out into the big wide world again. But with children, getting out and about is always something to be considered. Day naps are an essential part of your baby’s routine, particularly when they are very young. But some parents don’t have the luxury of b...

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Parenting Advice

Managing Family Life & Routines During Lockdown

Annette Faamausili, April 14 2020

Nobody in the country right now would deny that we are living in a strange and surreal time. Virtually overnight, our regular routines have been thrown a major curve ball, with the nation going into an unprecedented lockdown. Even those who were already at home looking after younger children or infants have lost the daily escapes, distractions, and...

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