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Transitioning from AEST to AEDT – Daylight savings, Australia 2019

It’ s almost that time of year… the clocks move forward, the days get longer, warmer and lighter…. And our children’s routines seem to go out the window. Well, they don’t have to! Here are a few pointers for preparing for the daylight savings transition: General Tips: Keep your regular day and night routine. Ensure your child’s bedroom is dark enough – You can use…

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(Australian) Daylight Savings – Moving the clocks back to standard time – 2018

It’ s almost that time of year… the clocks move back – and the days get shorter, cooler and darker. Here are a few pointers to help prepare you and your family for moving the clocks from Daylight Savings (AEDT) back to Standard Time (AEST): General Tips: Keep your regular day and night routine Maintain positive sleep associations Remember consistency is key Avoid any other unnecessary transitions…

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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 can until morning. Sound familiar? Why? * Their room may be too cold * Fears or nightmares * Illness/teething/developmental milestones…

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Why I choose connection over cry it out

By the time we contemplate seeking help to get our beloved little ones the sleep they so desperately need to thrive, we are so extremely sleep deprived that we are struggling to function and our ability to think has all but diminished.This often leads us to copious hours desperately researching for answers; how much sleep should my little one be having? What is normal? How…

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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, confusion, hurt, and loss. And, for us as parent’s to witness such struggles for our children, can also be one of…

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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 behavior, the following tips may help.   General Tips   Connect and communicate. Letting your child know in advance —when and…

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Transitioning from Daylight Savings (PDT) to Standard Time (PST) – 2017

It’ s almost that time of year… the clocks move back; the days get shorter, cooler and darker. Here are a few pointers for preparing for the moving the clocks from Daylight Savings (PDT) back to Standard Time (PST): General Tips: Keep your regular day and night routine Maintain positive sleep associations Remember consistency is key Avoid any other unnecessary transitions over this time – eg. moving your…

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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 that their children consistently wake at 5:00 am or 5:30 am. Here are 10 easy things you can do today…

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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 organic mattress should be your next home investment. The team at The Sleep Judge have created a great infographic to…

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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 during the fourth trimester, a child’s ability to sleep independently can be compromised when these actions become needs for sleep…

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