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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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Newborns and Day Sleeps – FAQ video

By Tara Mitchell | 15 May 2017

Newborn Babies – A guide to day sleeps.   Hello everyone I hope you find this quick video I put together for you on “newborns and day naps” helpful. It is something I get asked about frequently. If you know of someone who may benefit from this information, please use the buttons below the video…

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Baby Sleep during the Silly Season

By Tara Mitchell | 14 March 2017

Saving Sleep During the Season. Tips from a Baby Sleep Consultant. As featured on LyfeStyled by Kyly Clarke This week, Lyfestyled welcomes guest writer Tara, who is a certified sleep consultant and paediatric nurse who is here to give us some tips on how our bubs can get some sleep over the busy, holiday season!…

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Top Tips for Newborn Sleep

By Tara Mitchell | 14 March 2017

When Oscar and Billie were new bubs, getting a good night’s sleep was so important to me as a working mum that I obsessed over it. I turned to Midwife Cath for help and also used an Infant Sleep Specialist to come over at night time and show me how to develop good overnight routines.…

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The dreaded 4 month sleep regression

By Tara Mitchell | 14 March 2017

Baby Sleep: 4 month sleep regression As featured on Sleeping Baby I frequently receive questions about the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, so here are my thoughts on this stage in your little one’s life. The four month mark is such a wonderful time. Your baby will be interacting more and more with you and you should hopefully…

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Baby Awake Times Guide: Newborn to 18 months old.

By Tara Mitchell | 14 March 2017

UNDERSTAND BABY AWAKE TIMES TO AVOID AN OVERTIRED BABY.   Understanding baby awake times  and sleep times is an effective way of managing your baby’s routine and avoiding an overtired baby. Are you struggling with your little one’s sleep and feel uncertain as to what baby awake times should be? Do you find yourself constantly…

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No more short naps for baby

By Tara Mitchell | 14 March 2017

Baby – no more short naps   Short naps for baby … If you have a little one, chances are you know exactly what I’m talking about!   It’s the type of nap that takes longer to get your little one to sleep than the time they actually sleep for. The ones where we find…

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