Author: Sophie Acott

How to help your toddler sleep in bed, and stay there!

Let's set the scene: It's 2.30am, you're woken from a lovely deep sleep by a not-so-inconspicuous little person jumping into bed with you. Amongst the heavy breathing, random elbows to the ribs, balancing on the bed edge and limited doona, you manage to salvage what little sleep you...

Toddler 101: Introducing a new sibling

Introducing a new baby to the family can be a huge transition for everyone. With the sudden shift in family dynamics, parent's attention, and the shake up to day to day life, it's no wonder many older children struggle with feelings of insecurity, sadness, anger, frustration,...

Travel and Sleep

Whether you are traveling away from home by a little or a long distance, inevitably being out of routine and away from your creature comforts can create some degree of apprehension and insecurity—and consequently, sleep may regress temporarily. To minimize the disruption on sleep and...

10 tips to help your toddler sleep longer in the morning

Being out of routine, developmental milestones, leaps and other unforeseen occurrences such as teething and illness can all contribute to early morning wakings, and too often this can form habit. Whilst 6:00am is considered a 'reasonable' time for a child to wake for the day, many parents report...

The Benefits of Switching to an Organic Mattress

Albeit not as popular as standard synthetic mattresses, people are becoming increasingly aware of organic mattresses as a health-conscious, comfortable and eco-friendly way to get an amazing night’s sleep. So, toss aside your memory foam mattress, and have a look at why switching to an...

Breaking sleep habits and encouraging self-settling

Children of all ages seek comfort in movement (rocking, car, carrier), sucking (breast, bottle, dummy) and closeness (touch, holding, parental presence) to fall asleep, and back to sleep when they wake from a nap or overnight. Although these actions are helpful when satisfying neonatal reflexes...

Creating positive sleep associations

Positive sleep associations - or cues - are key to establishing sustainable sleep patterns. This involves implementing a consistent and predictable nap and bedtime routine which can be replicated by anyone, anywhere, at any time. Positive sleep associations day and night provide children with predictability,...