Accidentally, in love – why advice to ignore your baby does your head in.

You may have heard the term ‘accidental parenting’ which implies that you, the parents, have inadvertently caused (or will cause) your baby to have sleeping difficulties if you encourage ‘bad habits’ such as letting your baby fall asleep  in your arms or …

Self-Settling – Why It’s Not the Holy Grail of Baby Sleep

Do you hop into bed, close your eyes and fall asleep easily? Or does your busy brain take a while to switch off as you think about all the things you need to do tomorrow? Do you need a certain environment or …

‘Why can’t my baby be like that?’ Envy, jealousy, despair and disappointment … by Carly Grubb

Hands up who has ever felt like this? Pick me! Pick me! I was an extreme serial offender with my first who while being the most superb human ever made was an extraordinarily high needs baby who had me at my very …

Breastfeeding – Does your baby really need night feeds?

It’s dark and still. The world is sleeping. At least, the world of people without babies is asleep. Your baby is awake, snuggled at your breast, slurping the good stuff. Mostly, night time breastfeeds feel precious and beautiful. You know in your …

Baby sleep trainers – do you have the guts to tell them to bugger off?

“We were feeling tired, but happy with our daughter’s progress. She was gaining weight, nursing like a champ, and — best of all — giving us six- to eight-hour stretches of sleep pretty consistently. When we told our pediatrician, she seemed less …

What every sleep-deprived mother really needs to know

Sleep deprivation is a bitch! And if you dare complain how exhausted and crappy you are feeling, you are sure to get the same old answer: “you need to do ‘sleep training.’ You know in your heart, your baby is going through …

Sweet Dreams – Pinky’s tips to help your newborn to sleep

Just like us, babies are individuals –and this goes for sleep requirements too. It may help (or not, if you are suffering from sleep deprivation) to realise that in most infant sleep studies, ‘all night’ is defined as five hours. If you …