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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bribes, Rewards and Praise – what’s the difference and does it matter?

‘If you sit on the potty, you can have a Smartie.’ ‘Thank you for helping pack up the toys. Now we can go to the park.’ ‘I will get you the ice-cream now if you promise you will sit still in the …

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 …