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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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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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From 18 night wakes to sleeping through - with a continued healthy breastfeeding relationship!

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 12:15 AM


When our daughter, T, was around 4 months old, she started waking multiple times per night - 8 wakes was classed as a 'good' night, but she would sometimes wake up to 18 times. I would breastfeed T back to sleep every time, as it was the only way I knew, but it had become impossible to transfer her back into the cosleeper cot without waking. This meant I was in our bedroom cosleeping with T in our bed from 7pm onwards, as she was rolling and we didn't dare leave her alone on the ...

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Resolving sleep issues doesn't mean stopping breastfeeding, even with a 1 year old!

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 6:40 AM

We were at the end of our tether. Although we have a gorgeous 1 year old boy, M, his sleep issues were really impacting the whole family. We also have another son who is 5 and at school.


M wouldn't go down in his cot during the day - meaning walking for hours with him in the pushchair in all weathers. He wouldn't settle in the cot at night, was co sleeping with us for most of the night and was on the breast for the majority of that time.


We knew we ...

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Cry it out or emotional responsiveness? One parent's story

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

I went to Ann at the stage when i was desperate for help. My little one was 1 year old and had been having sleep problems ever since she was 4mo. This had become a huge problem within our household for one main reason: I didn't want to follow the cry-it-out method whilst my partner was more i...

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