sleep deprivation

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It’s Not Your Fault That Your Baby Doesn’t Sleep

Several times in the depth of bleary-eyed, sleep deprivation a hideous thought would occur to me: Both of my children were terrible sleepers - maybe I am the cause of it. I seem to be the common denominator here. And it also seemed like EVERY other baby in the world…

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The Upside Of Having A Bad Sleeper

“What?!” I hear you gasp, at the very thought of there being an “UP” side of having a bad sleeper. Well, yeah, there are some. At least for my little boy. Elliot is now coming up to four years old, and up until a couple of months ago, we had…

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I Just Can’t Get Enough Sleep

I want to tell you something. I feel like you will understand, even if you aren’t in the same boat. Why? Because what I want to tell you relates to a desire that we all have. Something we all want.

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Baby Articles

To Myself 3 Years Ago – Parenting Gets Easier

(Firstly, to provide a little context for this letter, my kids right now are 3 and a half and nearly 7, so 3 years ago they were 6 months old and nearly 4) Hey Rach, how are you going?

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Just Leave Me Alone! (I’m All Touched out)

I try to be nice. I try to be patient. I try to be calm. I try be understanding. I try. Most of the time.

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Baby Articles

What Not to Say To A Sleep Deprived Mum

The twins have me on my toes again. Just when I thought we were past the worst of the night-waking in our house, here I am, back in the land of sleep-deprivation. Make that accumulated sleep-deprivation. Because a one-off night of waking up to children can be recovered from with…

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Family

An Incomplete person – I’m a Tired Mum

I’m tired. Not I-just-need-a-nap tired. Or If-I-had-one-good-night-sleep-I’d-feel-better tired. Or even I-had-a-particularly-bad-sleep-last-night tired. I’m I-don’t-know-who-I-am-without-being-tired tired. That tired.

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Parenting Articles

9 things I REALLY want for Christmas

A Good Night’s Sleep. I’ve been moderately to severely sleep deprived for about 5 and half of the last 6 years, there have been a couple of brief patches of reasonable sleep in that time. So, I’m not holding my breath to get it any time soon, but I’d love…

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Parenting Articles

Living With Sleep Deprivation

Undoubtedly sleep deprivation is one of the more difficult aspects of parenthood - particularly early parenthood. Sleep deprivation can cause a range of problems for parents, including poor concentration, clumsiness, forgetfulness, irritably, anxiety and depression. If you feel like you aren't coping speak to your doctor or children's health nurse.

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