News and Resources from the Blog of Baby Sleep Consultant - The Gentle Sleep Specialist

Dream Feeds for Baby

By Tara Mitchell | 03 April 2018

My  opinion on dream feeds by a Baby Sleep Consultant.   Work with The Gentle Sleep Specialist Should you dream feed your baby? Dream feeds – are they  a good idea? Personally, I don’t recommend them. Please read on to find out why.   Note: Before you read on I will say for some dream feeds…

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Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips for Daycare

By Tara Mitchell | 29 March 2018

View Baby Sleep Packages Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips for Daycare Keeping sleep on track when your little one is in daycare. It’s no secret sleep can be hit and miss when your child is at daycare. Some little ones may have learnt a different set of rules in daycare, they may even settle easier…

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Babies and Early Morning Waking Tips

By Tara Mitchell | 29 March 2018

Work with The Gentle Sleep Specialist Early Morning Waking: Tips and information for your baby. Getting your little one off to bed at a reasonable time is important. Some people are under the impression that making bed time later will help rule out early morning waking and it’s usually not the case. Sleep promotes sleep.…

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Sleep Tips for Babies this Summer

By Tara Mitchell | 22 February 2018

  Sleep tips for your little ones during summer. A hard thing for anyone to achieve on hot summer nights. I was fortunate enough to share my tips for sleep in summer with Nine Honey very recently. Hopefully these summer sleep tips can help you and your little one’s get a decent night’s sleep this…

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Baby Sleep Consultant Answers all Questions on Getting Baby to Sleep

By Tara Mitchell | 24 January 2018

Help getting baby to sleep FAQ’s from Facebook Live Event – answered! Jump to the list of FAQ’s   Help getting baby to sleep for parents is such a popular topic.  In a recent Facebook Live session, I opened the gates to help parents with their pressing baby sleep problems. What a success it was.…

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Sleep Regression in babies from 4 months to 18 months and everything in bettween

Sleep Regression: 4 to 18 month olds

By Tara Mitchell | 05 January 2018

  Let’s Talk About Sleep Regression: from 4 months old through to 18 months We have all heard of the four month sleep regression but I am am sure many of you have also experienced rough patches around the 8 – 10 month mark and again around 16 – 18 months of age. Sleep regression…

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Tips from a Baby Sleep Consultant

By Tara Mitchell | 22 December 2017

Tips from a Baby Sleep Consultant A variety of tips and experiences on sleep for your baby, infant or toddler This is where you will find the videos and tips that I frequently share on my Facebook Page (don’t forget to like it over on Facebook) on a variety of topics. Overtired babies,  sleep deprivation…

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How to tell if baby is overtired an how to help with sleep

Signs of an overtired baby and what you can do

By Tara Mitchell | 22 December 2017

Overtired baby? Signs to look for and what you can do. Overtired baby? Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there and often, it’s not pleasant!! Have you heard yourself saying that your little one ‘just isn’t tired’ or they’re always ‘fighting sleep’? Instead, it’s very likely that your child is overtired! What happens when a…

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Guide to The Four Month Sleep Regression

Four Month Sleep Regression

By Tara Mitchell | 23 November 2017

  Baby Sleep Consultant: My Guide to The Four Month Sleep Regression   Hello, Tara here from The Gentle Sleep Specialist. I frequently receive questions about the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, so here are my thoughts on this time in your little one’s life.   Read: What is the Four Month Sleep Regression? The…

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Newborn colic +reflux sleep tips

By Tara Mitchell | 03 August 2017

Sleep tips for newborns suffering with colic and reflux. Do you have an unsettled newborn? Here are my top tips to help with your little ones sleep when in the grips of colic and reflux. Babies with Colic Babies who suffer with colic are also often very easily overstimulated. Overstimulated babies can be quite deceiving…

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