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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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Tune in to Intuition

By Tara Mitchell | 19 July 2017

Is our intuition being silenced by technology?   There are many advantages to having an endless supply of advice, guides and online help. This wealth of information at our fingertips should be allowing us to become confident parents, right? Well that’s not always the case. Working with families every day has allowed me to see…

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Paediatric Dentist Interview

By Tara Mitchell | 17 July 2017

The Gentle Sleep Specialist’s interview with Pediatric Dentist, Dr Rebecca Williams.   Rebecca is located at Bicton Cockburn Pediatric Dentistry. I hope you find this informative, and thanks to Rebecca for your time. If you would like to speak to me about helping your family with sleep concerns, simply use the links below to get in touch.…

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Top Tips for Sleep with Multiples or Twins

By Tara Mitchell | 05 July 2017

Baby Sleep Tips for Parents of Twins.   My 5 sleep tips with twins or multiples. Well hats off to you, for not only carrying two or more baby’s at the same time but raising them too. I have no doubt it is both the toughest yet most rewarding time of your life. I have put together…

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5 Products to help baby sleep

By Tara Mitchell | 04 July 2017

My top 5 products for a good night’s sleep {with Kippins}   Gro Blind Over-tired babies are sometimes hard to spot. They can present as wired or hyper, and commonly fight sleep. Creating a quiet, dark environment for your little one to take their naps and night sleep is ideal. I use and highly recommend…

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Case Study 16 Month Old – ‘Baby C’

By Tara Mitchell | 04 July 2017

Case Study with ‘Baby C’   Name: Baby C Age: 16 months Props: Numerous night feeds to re -settle, bum patting, dummy, rocking, pram sleeping, car drives to get to sleep then transfer.   Baby C Sleeping Background: Prior to working with The Gentle Sleep Specialist, Baby C was up a minimum of four times…

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Support for Sleep Deprived Mothers

By Tara Mitchell | 20 June 2017

When sleep deprived mothers call out for help, we need to listen (as featured on Kidspot) I hear it all the time – “that’s what parenting is, if you can’t hack it you shouldn’t have had kids”, “my little one never slept, it’s normal”, “what’s wrong with Mothers these days”. For some it isn’t about…

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Successful Breastfeeding + Great Sleep

By Tara Mitchell | 19 June 2017

5 Keys to Successful Breastfeeding and Great Sleep   Breastfed babies sleep well too! I have worked with too many clients that were successfully breastfeeding only to swap to bottle feeding in the hopes to resolve sleep issues. It is rarely the case. Most sleep issues stem from prop association, not hunger. So if your…

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Baby Sleep Q+A ft on Baby Hints +Tips

By Tara Mitchell | 14 June 2017

Baby Sleep Frequently Asked Questions   Hello everyone! Recently I popped over to Baby Hints and Tips Facebook page and did a live Q+A. In case you missed it, here is a re-run of the video. I highly recommend it. Lots of great information here. Tara Mitchell P.S: Want my videos delivered straight to your…

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