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Preparing for your Second Baby

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

As I move through my second pregnancy, I have been turning my attention to the full range of emotions that come from being about to bring a second baby into our family: excitement and trepidation seem to be the two main conflicting emotions that a lot of parents go through and both are absolutely natural at this time. If you, …

Long car journeys with babies and toddlers: tips and tricks for festive travel!

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

Lots of us will be facing long car journeys with babies and toddlers this Christmas and there might be that nagging feeling at the back of your mind that it’s not going to be easy. Once you’ve ticked off the Christmas shopping list, wrapped the presents, packed your bag, packed your little ones’ bags (and then probably re-packed them twice …

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 up to 18 degrees in the day this week 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 …

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Setting up a Baby Sleep Routine – What age is best?

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

I often have clients come to me with newborn babies asking what age is best to start setting up a sleep routine. These parents are sometimes ones who have had a hard time with their first baby and want the second baby to be a better sleeper from an earlier age. Or they could be parents who have heard about …

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Reflux Diagnosis and Symptoms

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Parenting

The reflux journey is long and for some clients can be a really difficult and frustrating time. As parents we are given little knowledge of our baby’s digestive development and issues from the beginning and therefore trying to negotiate around the process of diagnosis and finding out what is causing babies reflux can be exhausting. Many babies will have some …

Springing Forwards – Dealing with the Clock Change and your Routine

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

The clock change is upon us once again, and for most this means longer days and Summer is on the way – hurrah! For some of us though (parents!), this can mean concerns about your child or baby’s routine and worry about how best to deal with it… Here are my top tips on helping your routine stay consistent in …

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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 …