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  1. Spring Forward (1)

    Daylight Savings TIme (DST) is fast approaching meaning the clocks will be changing soon here in the UK and will be moving forward by 1 hour.

    On the last sunday in March every year our clocks ‘spring forward’ an hour at 1 am ( making it 2am) marking the start of British Summer time. This year the clocks change on Sunday March  25th.

    This means we lose an hour of sleep but  great news for parents of little ones who like to wake up ready to party at the butt crack of dawn!

    So in anticipation of Spring forward should you plan ahead for the time change?

    That all depends on you & your little one, your little ones personality and ability to cope with overtiredness and slight change will determine how you might  decide to prepare for the clock change.

  2. How Hormones can help or Hinder Your Little One's Sleep


    Overtiredness in your little one can turn bedtime, naps and getting them to sleep into a battle!

    “ Surely if my baby or toddler is overtired falling asleep will be seamless and they’ll sleep really well, right?  Wrong!”

    Overtiredness does to your little one what coffee does for you when your tired!  It keeps you going and awake but it doesn't stop the tiredness and if you have coffee too close to bedtime it makes it super hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. 




    Separation Anxiety and Sleep ( or the lack of it!)

    Many mums ask me about separation anxiety and know and expect it to rear its ugly head at the 9 month mark causing crying clinginess crankiness and sometimes sleepless nights. A lot of mums don't realise that separation anxiety, while difficult to deal with in the short term ,  is a good thing and that it can rear its head during the toddler years too sometimes having an even  bigger impact on sleep ( or the lack there of)