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To Dreamfeed or not to Dreamfeed?

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Parenting

To “dreamfeed”- a word that is alien to most until they enter the world of parenting when it then becomes either a life saving sleep tip, or a matter of much confusion. The phrase dreamfeed means basically to pick up your baby from a sleep state, and to offer them a feed (be it breast of bottle) therefore tanking them …

The Fourth Trimester – Highs and Lows

Heidi Skudder Parenting, Pregnancy

Fourteen weeks old and counting. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish that time would stand still, and I could cuddle my newborn baby boy forever. We no longer fit into that “take it easy, you have a newborn” category and life is mostly back to normal… I’m both excited but with a tinge of sadness …

White Noise and Baby Sleep!

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

One of the most popular questions I get asked in my sleep workshops is whether or not white noise can cause sleep problems for babies at a later date. Many mums are concerned that by using white noise they are teaching their babies to sleep in an environment that is not “real life”, and that later on when they grow …

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The Not So Perfect Napper and Reflux

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding

There I said it! My baby does not sleep perfectly! It’s probably one of the most frustrating things to admit when your sole job is getting babies to sleep well – but it is true. See the thing is, in my workshops and with private clients, I will always tell parents that you can always get a baby to sleep …

Newborns and Routines – the fact and the fiction!

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding

When I was pregnant, I was confident that I would aim to help my baby get into a routine as soon as I felt like it was the right time. If you have ever attended one of my Sleep Workshops, you will know that I always advise setting up a routine for baby as it helps promote better night time …

Why Formula and Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding for us!

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

A whole month has passed since our little man arrived, and it now feels like we are getting into our own rhythm, so time to sit and think about our journey from birth until now, with one of the biggest things of course being feeding! The big and sometimes controversial subject of how best to feed your baby is of …

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Setting up The Parent and Baby Coach: My Story

Heidi Skudder Coaching

Having worked with non-sleeping babies and misbehaving toddlers for over 8 years now, I am very much used to functioning on very little sleep. Being in my early 30’s, meant that much of my 20’s life was spent staying overnight at family’s homes, helping parents with getting their little ones to sleep better at night time. This has meant that …

Fall Back; How to Prepare your Little Person for the Winter Clock Change

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep

Winter is fast approaching (although it is still 18 degrees in the day which seems a little mad for this time of year!), and this means not only Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas, but also the clock change! Uhoh! Something that many of my lovely clients worry about, particularly when they have spent so long getting their little people into beautiful …