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Bedtime For Older Kids

Bedtimes can be a real battleground between parents and their teens. Study, sleep and socialising all seem to compete with one another. I asked my Facebook community what their thoughts were on bedtimes for teenagers. The discussion covered what time parents send their kids to bed on school nights, weekends and holidays. Interested to…

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Baby Articles

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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Family

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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Family

You Can’t Get Back Lost Sleep

Yesterday was a particularly long day. It started at 3 am where my little girl woke up and simply could not fall back to sleep. I’d only gone to sleep just after 11 pm myself. She’d already woken up briefly at 1am, so my 4 hours sleep had already been…

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Family

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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Baby Articles

Bedtime Dramas, Doubts and Dilemmas

Last night was a bit of a difficult bedtime for my little girl - who’s just turned 3. Which is unusual for her, she’s can be pretty strong willed and intense, but she thrives on routine and bedtime is all about routine, so she usually goes through it all without…

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Baby Articles

Elliot and Daddy’s Bedtime Routine

Over the last few weeks since we moved into our new home our toddler (20 months) has developed (been encouraged into) a really sweet bedtime routine. Bed time is now my favorite time of day.

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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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Product Reviews

Gro Clock Review

We receive a Gro Clock from the Gro Company about a month ago. I was tentatively excited. I do love the idea of it, because over summer with daylight savings I find our youngest especially doesn't BELIEVE me that it's actually night time...

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Baby Articles

Becoming Mummy

Two months ago, I welcomed into my life my beautiful baby boy Elliot. He is my everything and it feels like he's been with us for so much longer than just eight weeks. And while yes, he has, my pregnancy was a fairly full on thirty eight and a bit…

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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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Parenting Articles

Co-Sleeping with Two

Co-Sleeping with Two This isn’t something we do every night, Our 4.5 year old usually sleeps through the night in his own bed, even if he needs help getting to sleep and then wakes up in the morning and crawls into our bed for cuddles. However….. This night was a…

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Sleep & Settling

Sleep “Nightmare” Routine

Sleep “Nightmare” Routine For some kids, it’s have a bath, get dressed and brush your teeth, and in to bed. Other kids need a story, maybe a song, a drink, a kiss and a cuddle or maybe even a soft toy. Bedtime in my house is long….. very long. We do…

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Family

How to Calm a Crying Baby

How to Calm a Crying Baby Below are some tips to try if your baby is crying. These might apply to a newborn, older baby, toddler or child.

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Sleep & Settling

Settling to Sleep

If you’re having trouble settling your baby to sleep or looking to find alternative ways to settle baby if you want to change a sleep pattern, here are some ideas that might help:

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Children Articles

“It’s a Pet!…..It’s a Pillow Pet!”

When I first saw these advertised, and on shelves, I wasn’t that keen on them, I thought they looked weird, but I can see the appeal, they look pretty comfortable for little people to snuggle up to, just that it wasn’t something we would buy. When the dream light ones…

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Baby Articles

Newborn Shopping Guide

Babies are not like a cake, there’s no set list of ingredients with instructions that will get you the results you are looking for – so keep in mind that this newborn shopping guide is just that - a guide.

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Baby Articles

Stop Trying To Fix My Kids Sleep

Stop Trying To Fix My Kids Sleep Ugh, I apologise if this is a bit ranty and not terribly well written – I’ll explain why. Last night my 1 year old and 4 year old “tag teamed” me all night. ALL night. Baby has a blocked nose, it was pissing…

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