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 …

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 …

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Establishing Good Baby Sleep Habits from Birth…

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep

Nearly every client I meet will ask me “But how could I have stopped my baby sleeping badly in the first place?”. The answer is usually very simple, unless baby has had medical issues, there are LOTS of things you can do from birth to establish good sleep habits. Your baby is born having been used to darkness, muffled noises …

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Springing Forward – Saving Routines When the Clock Changes…

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep

So here we are in March and Mother’s day is fast approaching! However, it also happens to fall on the morning of the day that British Summertime begins, and the clocks go forward. This is always the preferred clock change, as the clocks going back and early morning waking’s in the Winter can be rather depressing, nevertheless you may still …