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Mummy guilt. A working Mum.

By Tara Mitchell | 04 June 2019

Mummy guilt. A working Mum. To say I USED to feel guilt over silly things would be an understatement. I used to feel guilty for having my kids sit in the car for a car trip that was longer than 20 minutes. I’d feel guilty if I spent too long doing errands. I’d even feel…

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Transitioning from a Swaddle

By Tara Mitchell | 04 June 2019

Are you having trouble with your little one transitioning out of a swaddle? Here are some things to try; Ensure your little one isn’t over tired Firstly I would ensure your little one isn’t over tired this will only heighten any sensitivity to the feeling of having their arms out. It will also mean an increase…

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A Quick Guide – 6 Months Old Sleep Routine

By Tara Mitchell | 05 January 2019

Do you ever wonder what your six month old sleep routine should look like? Here is an example of an ideal/approximate sleep day for a 6 month old baby. Wake up Time Wake – between 6 am and 7:30 am Milk feed on waking. Solids around 40 minutes after milk, doesn’t have to be specific.…

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A Quick Guide to Sleep, Awake and Feed times for 3 Months Old Babies.

By Tara Mitchell | 05 January 2019

    I have prepared a Quick Guide to establish a sleep routine for a 3 month old baby. 3 month olds often have 4 – 5 naps per day. Morning wake up between 5:30-8am Milk feed on waking Play – including short periods of tummy time as your little one tolerates. Nap One: Around…

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Teaching Baby to Self Settle and how to handle babies nap transitions - advice from Baby Sleep Consultant, The Gentle Sleep Specialist, Tara Mitchell

Self Settling and Nap Transitions

By Tara Mitchell | 17 July 2018

view my packages Read on to find out some of my best tips for dealing with teaching your little one to self settle and handling nap transitions. Self Settling   4 KEY points when teaching your little one to self settle!   Start At The Beginning of the night I always recommend starting from the…

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Babies + Car Naps

By Tara Mitchell | 17 July 2018

Little ones fall asleep in the car – often! Sometimes they’re a blessing, sometimes they’re a pain!! Falling asleep, or even just becoming drowsy or lulled, in the car can play a huge role as to why your little one is having difficult settles at sleep times later on during the day.    what are…

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Baby having trouble sleeping in cot or crib during the day? Try these tips from Baby Sleep Consultant, The Gentle Sleep Specialist.

Top Tips For Day Sleeps

By Tara Mitchell | 17 July 2018

Is your little one not sleeping in their cot during the day? Here are The Gentle Sleep Specialist’s Top Tips to get your baby and toddler sleeping their cot during the day. It is so important to look at sustainability from a young age. What habits do you wish to see around and are they…

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A Special Post for Those New Parents

By Tara Mitchell | 16 July 2018

A special post for those new parents. That moment, you know the one that no one told you about. The moment of sheer panic post the birth of your new bundle of love. The one that you think “what the f$#% have I done”. It’s like the permanence of the situation actually sinks in.  …

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Removing Bedtime Anxiety

By Tara Mitchell | 16 July 2018

Removing Bedtime Anxiety in toddlers Looking for ways to help remove anxiety around bedtime especially for toddlers and older children. This is a great read for all, including those with younger bubs to keep in mind.   Take the Pressure Off 1. Take the pressure off, the more you build bedtime up sometimes the worse…

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Car Travel Tips

By Tara Mitchell | 16 July 2018

CONTACT ME Are car trips a nightmare for you and your little one? “My little one just screams during car trips” or “car trips are an absolute nightmare for us, I feel anxious and stuck at home as a result”.   I unfortunately hear these comments quite frequently. It is also the reality for many…

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