Help your baby to sleep, guilt free

Does this sound familiar? With Alex, after a calming bed routine I’d put him down, he would cry. I’d rock him until calm, put him down – he’d cry. Take him for a walk – put him down – he’d cry. After an hour or two, I’d “give in” and …

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Response to “Self Settling – What really happens”

Self Settling like bike riding Image

Sarah Ockwell-Smith wrote a deep, well researched article on self settling here. I agree with a lot, but not all that she says. Here are my thoughts: Although I think the bike analogy is a good one, my reasons are different. Self settling or self soothing is a specific form …

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Dream Baby Guide Summary

Dream Baby Guide. Quick reference guide to the book, and night-waking triggers, if you buy the book via my links.

I had a lot of success using the techniques outlined in the “Dream Baby Guide” by Sheyne Rowley. When Alex was 6 months old, using one week of preparation as detailed in the book, then implementing a new routine, Alex went from waking and feeding 3 times a night to …

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Sleep-training technique: Gradual withdrawal

Another sleep-training technique is gradual withdrawal (1), which is similar to the camp out method, but allows more interaction when Baby is distressed. Gradual withdrawal involves 3 steps: Distinguish needs (e.g. Nappy change), from wants (e.g. Comfort sucking). Attempt to meet needs not pander to wants. Prepare a series of …

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  • Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds)

    Take steps towards solving your child’s behavioural sleep issues now. The Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds) specialises in addressing bed-time struggles, night-wakings, extended night wakings, waking too early, and transitioning to a bed or a separate room. Suggestions are tailored to your child’s age, your situation, and your family. Answer the Wizard’s questions about your child’s sleep, and your family preferences, and he will give you suggestions on the spot.