Developmental Milestones

The four month sleep regression

Just when many of us finally feel we are getting some predictability with our newborn's sleeping patterns…. BANG! Along comes the four-month sleep regression! In Wonder Weeks language, this equates to Mental Leap 4, which starts between 14.5-19.5 weeks. If you are experiencing this, you may find some comfort...

BABY WON’T SLEEP? HERE’S 30 REASONS WHY….

Sleep is the among the most talked about, and contentious of topics for mums to be, new parents, and even the most experienced of parents. What most of us have in common, is that we are not getting enough, we worry that our children are not getting enough,...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant: The Jett Diaries; FIVE MONTHS

For young babies, symptoms of developmental leaps, teething, and illness (and their affect on sleep) can be frustratingly similar, blurring the boundaries of which point each one begin, and where they end. Often confusion sets for us as parents, and how we *should* respond to them at these...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant: The Jett Diaries; WEEK EIGHT

Sleeping through the night (STN): is there such thing when you become a parent? Or is it just a fallacy? ..Well, yes, and no. See.. The more kids you have, the lower your probability of STN; and as Muphys Law would have it, the nights all of your kids sleep through without...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant: The Jett Diaries; WEEK SIX

Parenthood is a constant string of first experiences; for our children also. This week, Jett caught his first cold. Poor little guy sounds like a pot bellied pig when he is feeding, and we can now add snoring like a freight train to his night-time repertoire (among the...

Toddler resisting bedtime? here’s why, and what you can do

There are many reasons why our toddlers may start resisting naps and bedtime. From experience, if this is a gradual change (over a few days or more), then usually this can be attributed to routine (call for a change in routine,  having been out of routine, or lack...

Developmental milestones by age

Every time I mention developmental milestones to weary, sleep deprived parents, I see them cringe; usually, because these 'milestones' generally equate to irritability, sleep regression, and heightened clinginess (aka a parental nightmare). But these times are also an essential period of great growth, development, maturity, and learning cool new...