Spring Clock Change Tips

On Sunday 29th March, all clocks in the UK will ‘spring forwards’ by one hour to begin British Summertime. The clock-change this year seems to have crept up on us, hidden in amongst all the other big changes going on around us. But don’t worry, I’ve chosen three different techniques to get you through this change with…

Sleep Tips for tired Parents

I spend most of my time giving sleep tips for children aged under 6, but I frequently have parents asking for suggestions of how they can improve their sleep too. Here are my sleep tips which are suitable for all adults to follow. However, these are particularly relevant to parents of poor sleepers, who find their own sleep limited and fragmented by their child’s sleep challenges.

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Spring forwards clock change

On Sunday 31st March we will moving our clocks forwards by one hour in the UK to begin British Summertime. The clock-change this year falls on Mothering Sunday (yep, we lose an hour of sleep on Mother’s Day – thanks!)   Aside from the rubbish timing this year, some parents worry that losing an hour…

Over tiredness

A really common issue that I often see in the children I support is over tiredness. It can build up really easily, it can sometimes be hard to spot, and it can have a huge effect on your child’s day and night time behaviours.   What happens when over tiredness strikes? If your child becomes…

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New term Overtiredness? Already?

The beginning of a new year at nursery, pre-school or school can really have an affect on many children and before you realise it, overtiredness can creep in. The really frustrating thing is that overtiredness can set of a vicious circle and spiral downwards. Because your child is tired, they have poor quality sleep, waking…

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New Term, new start

For us, this summer has been a fantastic blur of sunshine, long lazy days, paddling pools and beach trips. But we are now hurtling back towards the new school year with great speed, and that can only mean one thing – back to reality! For lots of families, the summer holidays provide a welcome break…