Nurturing Sleep

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What Parents Say... 2017

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 9:15 AM

15 months old struggling to settle:

"Ann has been an absolute star for us. Our son is a wonderful little boy, generally, as happy as can be...until he needed to go to sleep! Having been to three other people and trying various well known approaches, Ann concentrates on addressing a child's emotional needs and concerns as frequently being the root cause of why a child isn't sleeping. With her help, we hav...
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Springing into Summer time change

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM

At the end of the month, Sunday March 26th the clocks ‘spring forward’ an hour in keeping with British Summer Time. Adjusting to new times and losing an hour’s sleep can be disruptive for babies and young children’s sleep and may threaten your well planned daily and routines. With a little forward planning though, the adjustment to BST can be made easier for all!

Sleep experts suggest making changes to children’s waking/sleep times gradually in small steps,...

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A Parent's Christmas Toolkit for Children's Sleep

Posted on December 5, 2015 at 6:50 AM


The festive season is approaching and preparations are underway in many households! Excitement mounts as anticipation of the big day snowballs…

Nativity plays, parties, Christmas shopping, gifts to wrap, decorations and baking! With all the extra excitement toddlers and young children can easily become over tired, over stimulated and find falling asleep difficult. So here are some practical tips to help maintain balance and good sleep for young children during this b...

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October Clock changes!!

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 10:10 AM

You’ve got a consistent bedtime routine in place, naps are great, sleep is flowing nicely... then along comes the daylight saving time change which potentially threatens all your hard work and upsets your well planned routines!

At the end of the October British Summer...

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Tantrums? Bring them on!!!

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:00 AM

My daughter, Sally, has never been a good sleeper. There were 2 main issues: 1) she always woke in the night and ended up in our bed with us and 2) there were many nights when she’d stay awake in the night for up to 3 hours. Sally was a few months off full time days in school and many...

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