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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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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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The Bedtime Story - A Ritual With Lifelong Benefits.

Annette Faamausili, March 11 2020

Stories are pretty magical. And nothing is ever as magical as the bedtime story. You probably fondly remember the ritual of a bedtime story from your own childhood. It’s remarkable how deep and far back those memories go. Tucked up in bed in cozy pyjamas hugging your favourite soft toy, while the calming tones of your parent's voice washed away the...

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Ditching The Day Nap

Annette Faamausili, January 13 2020

Is your child ready? Read here for the best tips ever on WHEN, HOW & WHY to make this tricky transition a smooth one. Yikes I hear you say, at just the thought of doing away with those sacred few hours of peace and quiet will send a shudder down your spine. This is probably one of the most dreaded and feared parts of raising a toddler and one that...

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Parents.. It's OK To Ask For Help

Annette Faamausili, January 3 2020

It’s OK to ask for help. If you’ve questioned what you are doing, or felt overwhelmed by the sheer responsibility of raising kids, then this blog is for you... Modern parenting is nothing like parenting of the past. There is so much pressure and the expectation to get everything right.

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Do Bedtime Routines Really Matter?

Annette Faamausili, September 29 2019

What’s all the fuss about? Well believe it or not a good consistent bedtime routine can make all the difference to optimising your child's sleeping potential. Sleep Cues Children and babies need sleep cues or sleep triggers to prepare their bodies for sleep and surprisingly adults need them too. Each night before bed adults will follow a simple set...

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