About a month ago, I came across a post in another private Facebook group. This group wasn’t specifically for baby sleep and the post was presented in more of a health-related way however when reading through it, I very quickly realised that a lot of the baby’s struggles weren’t because of her health. They looked to be very much related to her sleep, or lack thereof. Loads of mums were replying to this mother, suggesting complex medical treatments and procedures that she should consider for her baby and not one person commented on […]
The more work I do as a sleep consultant, the more I realise how important it is that we look at sleep from a scientific stand point and not from an emotional one. Sleep, especially baby and child sleep, has become such an emotional topic of discussion. I completely understand why people get emotional about sleep because when your struggling to get your child to sleep and your feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, it’s hard not to get emotional about it. When you go day after day, week after week, month after month battling to get more than a few […]
As a baby sleep and routine support consultant, one of the comments I hear all the time when first working with a family who are having issues with their baby’s sleep is: “We were just waiting for it to get better” or “People were telling us it would all work out” or “Friends were telling us to just do what we needed to do and don’t worry about trying to establish a routine”.
I absolutely understand and appreciate the good intentions (REALLY good intentions actually) of those offering advice in trying to stay positive for the family involved and feeling […]