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Transitioning Your Baby From Their Cot to a Bed

By Tara Mitchell | 17 May 2022

For some parents, the thought of transitioning your little one from their cot to a bed is exciting, and for others it’s a daunting task. I work with a lot of families whose little ones were great sleepers until they moved into a bed. All of a sudden, they became distracted by the endless possibilities…

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Baby Sleep During The Winter Months

By Tara Mitchell | 16 May 2022

The cold weather is about to set in, so let’s get in on the front foot when it comes to making sure our little ones sleep well! One of the most common things people ask is, “how can I dress my baby warm enough for the second half of the night when it’s a tad…

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Case Study: Overcoming Sleep Problems For a 3 Month Old

By Tara Mitchell | 29 March 2022

A rough start for this little one and mum – a lip and tongue tie revised at 2 months after painful frequent feeding and frequent vomiting. Post revision feeding is less painful and baby A is gaining weight adequately. Mum got in touch because despite fixing her oral ties, baby A is very unsettled. She…

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Overtired Babies – How to Get them To Sleep and Break The Overtired Cycle

By Tara Mitchell | 19 February 2022

When it comes to breaking an overtired baby sleep cycle, the first thing that needs to be done is to look at your little one’s sleep habits and understand the primary reason that they are overtired. In this article we are going to look at typical behaviours and scenarios that cause a baby to lose…

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When Do Babies Sleep Through the Night Without Feeding

By Tara Mitchell | 20 January 2022

There’s a really good chance if you look this up you are going to get a number of different responses, however there does come a time that your little one may be ready to sleep through the night. Most notably six months onwards is when many Paediatricians, Paediatric resources and Specialists believe that little ones…

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Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

By Tara Mitchell | 27 November 2021

Let’s talk about returning to work after maternity leave. There are things you can do to make this transition a little easier. I have been working with parents for around 14 years so I understand the dynamics in the family home particularly those returning to work.   Here are some of my top tips. If…

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Two Year Baby and Toddler Sleep Regression ?

By Tara Mitchell | 10 August 2021

Pushing boundaries, cognitive and physical development development and understanding are at a peak. Your little one is learning new and big things constantly. They have learnt to say no, their imaginations are beginning to come into play and they have also learnt that being in bed means missing out on the fun things they could…

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Why Isn’t My Baby Sleeping – Becoming Mum Podcast

By Tara Mitchell | 25 August 2020

Baby Sleep Chat with Nicole Joy Recently I was fortunate to chat with the lovely Nicole Joy on her podcast ‘Becoming Mum’. We discussed all things baby sleep, as I do, and I was happy to share advice and tips around the benefits (and necessity) of baby sleep with Nicole and her listeners. You can…

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Toddler Sleep | Dropping the Final Nap

By Tara Mitchell | 19 June 2020

It’s a bitter-sweet time in every parent’s life. You realise that your toddler’s precious final nap is about to be history! Goodbye to that sweet couple of hours where you could relax and kick your feet up…or more realistically, tick off a few items from the ever-growing task list. But is it really time to…

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Case Study – 7 Month Old Baby Sleeper, Charlie.

By Tara Mitchell | 21 May 2020

I worked with Charlie at 7 months old and the relief that it brought to the family transformed the lives of Mum, Dad and beautiful Charlie. In Mum’s words, the account below is the transformation that took place after we worked together. These kinds of amazing transformations take place ALL the time and they are…

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