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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

As featured on Baby Hints & Tips Nap guide for Baby awake times avoid an overtired baby    Awake times are an effective way of managing baby’s routine and avoiding an overtired baby. Are you struggling with your little one’s sleep? Do you find yourself constantly trying to catch the slightest sign that your little…

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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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Steps to a better night’s sleep

By Tara Mitchell | 14 March 2017

As featured on Baby Hints & Tips Steps to a better night’s sleep   Sleep … is it elusive in your house?   A few common things might just be hindering your little one’s sleep without you knowing it. Steps to a better night’s sleep If you’re saying yes to any of the questions below,…

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Repetition and association for baby sleep

By snooze | 05 March 2017

  Repetition and association – the key to a good night’s sleep Sleep expert, Tara Mitchell, explains how repetition and association are crucial factors in understanding a baby’s disturbed sleep pattern. Children have numerous sleep cycles every night and roll through many light phases of sleep, especially in the early hours of the morning. Once…

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Baby + Newborn Sleep Tips from Facebook

By Tara Mitchell | 07 January 2017

A Collection of Baby Sleep Tips from The Gentle Sleep Specialist. We have scrolled our feed to bring you a great selection of tips that have we have shared on Facebook. In this article (click to jump to): Daycare and Sleep for Babies Baby swaddles + transitioning from swaddling your little one. My Tops Tips…

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