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  1. Coping During A Heatwave - Keeping Your Baby Cool Overnight

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    Summer is officially here in the UK but we are not used to such glorious weather very often!!  This heat is fantastic but makes life difficult for the older and younger members of the family. The sun feels glorious during the day but at night the stickiness and heat is no fun for any of us in particular the babies. Even babies who sleep through the night will struggle in this heat.  Here are my top tips to help make night times more comfortable for your little one and help them continue to get the sleep they need  despite the hot sticky weather. 

  2. Happy Talking Talking - I talk to babies!!

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    Happy Talkin!

    I talk to babies. Especially the babies I get to care for overnight. I talked all day long with 11 babies every day when I ran a baby unit and I still do it now. I do it because I like to put myself in the  shoes of the baby i’m caring for and treat them how I would like to be treated. 

     

    When I'm working with a group of mums  I often say to them “tell your baby what's going on let them know what's up!! Wouldn't you want someone to grant you the same courtesy?” 

  3. Missing Sleep Cues? Here's What to do!

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    I often talk about knowing your little one's sleep cues especially the early ones so that you can avoid overtiredness. Overtiredness can make it realy difficult to settle our little ones to sleep. Crying, meltdowns and tantrums are later cues of tiredness your little one might display but by the time they are crying they may already be too tired.

    So how can you recognise those early signals of tiredness? What do they look like?

    Early signs of tiredness can vary from  baby to baby. Your baby or toddlers signs may be completely different to another childs. Common early signs of tiredness can be sudden loss on interest in interacting with you, pulling their ears or rubbing their noses or faces.

    A great way to familiarise yourself with your own baby or toddlers early sleep cues or signals is to look at the average time your baby can be awake before needing to rest and sleep, ( the table below displays the averages) then around the end of that time pay close attention to your little ones behaviour and see what you notice. Do this a few times a day over a couple of days? What do you notice? the things you see them repeatedly do again and again before the more obvious signs of tiredness are your babies early sleep cues.

    When you notice those early signals begin the wind down process. Get them prepared for a nap, in a nice dark and quiet room or place, usuing white noise if necessary. In a few days you will notice your baby falls asleep  more quickly and easily and with a lot less resistance.

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    Watch a live stream i hosted on the topic over on Periscope Here

     https://www.periscope.tv/SoundlySleeping/1zqJVVaaqLDJB

     

    To learn about overtiredness, self settling and more Join The Soundly Sleeping Club today learn more here

  4. Dear Amazing Mum.......

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    Dear Amazing Mum
     
    I know you probably don't feel amazing right now and you're probably wondering why your little one isn't sleeping as much as you'd like or they need.
     
     
     
    I bet you're exhausted, fed up, maybe even emotional and wondering what you're doing wrong?
     
     
     
    Can I show you how you can teach  your little one to love bedtime and sleeping?
     
     
    I've worked with  babies overnight for 16 years now and I've learnt a good few tricks that can help them adore bedtime and rest.  
     
     
    And I'd like to share with you one of those tricks today.
     
     
    I can show you why your little one might fight sleep sometimes and what you can do about it.
     
     
    And it's all in a calm gentle and nurturing way that not only fosters an amazing relationship with sleep but also strengthens the bond between the two of you.
    My methods are simple but effective. And  with my support I can help you feel like yourself again and feel confident and empowered in your role as a mum.
     
     
    Just like every other skill your baby will eventually learn, the ability to be able to sleep independently is unique to each child but with an understanding of their nature and some love and nurturing from you i can help you influence & improve just how well your little one goes to sleeps.
     
     
    Would you like to know more ?
     
    Well babies and toddlers learn quickly through repetition.  Thats why you hear a lot about the importance of routines in your babies day.
     
    And if you have no routines in place at all right now the very first routine you can and should put into place is a bedtime routine.
     
    What you do in the hour before your baby goes to bed can be crucial in how easily they fall asleep and whether they stay asleep.
     
    Having a simple but effective bedtime routine can make the transition from being awake to fall asleep a quick and easy one.
     
    Spending 2 plus hours every evening getting your baby to sleep or battling with a toddler isn't practical or easy on either of you.
     
    I created A video class just for you to help make bedtimes a breeze.
    My class Before You Lay Me Down To Sleep. Will show you how to create a routine to do before bed that your little one will love.
    And in a matter of days you'll have your little one in bed, asleep in less than an hour so you can put your feet up and relax till the morning (or the next feed.)
    In this short but info packed class
    You’ll learn:
    • What a bedtime routine is and why having an effective one in place is your best tool against sleep deprivation.
    • How having a routine in place can actually boost your mood as well as help your baby fall asleep with ease.
    • How to create a bedtime routine your baby or toddler will love and actually look forward to.
    • widely known but often overlooked tips to success.
     
    You'll know exactly how to help your baby or toddler unwind and relax and nod off
    Plus as a gift to you.
    For this week only I'll also give my Keeping A Diary class completely free.
    This class previously been unavailable for sale or download.
     
    Keeping a diary is the key to solving any sleep problems your baby may be having and in this bonus class i show you how to keep a diary and how your babies behaviour is actually communicating to you what the cause of sleep resistance is.

    If you’d like a copy of this instant download video class you can buy it now for the amazing special offer of  £4.99 this week only
    (After which the bonus class and this class will go up in price)
     
     
    Click the link (pic) below to make your payment, and receive a link to download your classes to your laptop, smartphone or tablet instantly.
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    Hurry this offer isn't hanging around for long!
     
    And remember I don't leave you to figure things out on your own you can always join my Facebook community to meet other sleep deprived parents and tag and ask me questions too.
     
    Click here to join my Facebook group bit.ly/wewantsleep