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When you first had your little one did you and your partner decide to sleep in separate rooms?💤 The arrival of a newborn is not all plain sailing. There are so many things to think about especially when it comes to sleeping, but something that isn’t discussed as much is whether or not you and your partner should stay in the same room 💞 The truth is that there is no wrong or right answer. The matter of whether your partner sleeps in another room is down to what suits the three of you. It’s not an uncommon decision to make but there are advantages and disadvantages that you might want to consider: Possible advantages: 😴 Your partner will get more sleep Sleeping in another room means that your partner will have a better chance of getting uninterrupted rest. Assuming they are on job duty during the day, this can make a difference to their functionality and productivity at work, especially if they have an early start! They will also be in a much fitter state to help you and your baby at home. 👶 Synchronise your sleep with your baby. If you are taking the reins of baby responsibility during the day, then adapting your routine to fit your baby’s sleeping pattern will likely result in more rest for you. If your partner works long hours, then having them sleep in another room will mean more rest for them as well. Particularly if your baby is more active during the night. This way, you and your baby can sleep when you need to, without having to worry about disturbing your partner’s own routine. Possible disadvantages 💗 Will this lessen my partner’s responsibility and involvement? Late-night feedings and the need for cuddles are just some of the spontaneous reasons your baby will need someone close by at all times. Having your partner sleep in another room may result in them feeling a lack of responsibility or involvement, especially if they work during a majority of the day. Sleeping together and waking in shifts can mean that you and your partner feel more like a team, instead of the sole responsibility going to you. While this may mean less sleep and a pair of tired parents, you and your partner will probably feel more united. 📸 @fotografie_eweliny

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Posted @withregram@thewonderweeks During the months after having a baby, 90 percent of parents have sleep problems. . . #sleep #sleeping #babysleep #baby #learning #development #thewonderweeks #wonderweeks #babyfact #parenting #parentsleep #badsleep #badsleeper

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After experiencing the usual sleep disruptions that come with having babies and children, some parents find their internal clocks waking them up every few hours, even after the baby sleeps soundly and has learned to stay asleep. ⁠ .⁠ Some parents awake with jolts of anxiety when they don’t hear that familiar sound of 2:00 AM tears and wonder if the baby has stopped breathing. (It’s very common, so don’t feel silly. ) ⁠ .⁠ If parent sleep is the new sleep problem in your home, you’ll need these tips:⁠ ⁠ -Set bedtimes⁠ -Exercise⁠ -Naps⁠ -Cool, dark sleep space⁠ .⁠ Follow the LINK IN BIO to see what you can do about your Sleep Problems 😴⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #sleeplady #thesleeplady #beingamom #parentsleep #whycantisleep #mymotherhood #sleeptrouble #parenting #parenthoodunplugged #lifewithlittles #love #baby #health #bed #kids #family #babies #dreaming #bedtime #children #relax #rest #goodnight #toddlers #momsofinstagram #mom

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How was your parent sleep last night? 😴 💤

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What is "breastsleeping"? It is a term coined by Dr James McKenna, who describes this synchronous sleep/feeding arrangement that breastfeeding parents often have with their babies. When you breastsleep, neither mum nor baby wake fully, but rather, baby cues for feeds during the night. Mum doesn't wake fully but helps baby latch on and they both doze while baby feeds. Once baby has fed, they both fall asleep again, until the next feed. In the morning, mum feels rested and may not even be sure how often her baby has fed! Breastsleeping is the biological norm for our species, but may not always happen in this perfect synchronous fashion. And as always, if you do decide to share a bed with your baby, make sure you are following safe co-sleeping guidelines. #breastsleeping #cosleeping #normalinfantsleep #normalinfantbehaviour #normalinfantfeeding #sleepcoaching #parentsupport #parentsleep

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“The safest place to sleep your baby is in the same room: the sharing of sensory information between the caregiver and the baby – the sound of each other’s breathing, the little stirrings and murmurs – protects the baby.” Dr Pamela Douglas – International Leader in Baby Care The Discontented Little Baby Book https://pameladouglas.com.au/discontented-baby-book Note from Possums: Thanks for everyones' vigilance re: safe sleeping practices! Safe infant sleep is vital. This is a photo of fully dressed parents pausing for a moment during the day (you can imagine the scenario: perhaps the mother fed the baby on the bed one Sunday afternoon, the baby dropped off to sleep, the father came in, saw his partner was dosing, and lay down beside them for a little rest, with the baby napping between them ). When we chose this photo we weren't worried that it showed any meaningful risk of suffocation. But safe bed-sharing does require attention to remove any risk of suffocation from loose bedding, and there are other important aspects to safe bed-sharing too, detailed on the Red Nose Australia of the UK's BASIS sites. Here is a link to the UK's BASIS co-sleeping image archive, so you can see what is regarded as safe by BASIS experts (with whom Possums' collaborates ): https://www.basisonline.org.uk/co-sleeping-image-archive/ #possumsonline #NDC #babysleep #newbornsleep #babycommunication #babycues #newborncues #safesleeping #bedsharing #parenthealth #babyhealth #parentsleep

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3 weeks ago

Need somewhere to burn off their energy without burning yourself out? Little Bear's House is the perfect place for them to play safely whilst you kick back on our comfy sofas and recharge a little #playbyappointment #whyarenttheytired #parentsleep #schoolclosureday #teachersday #getsomerest #parenting #children #toddlers #babies #indoorplaygroundsg #indoorplayground #schoolholidayssingapore #schoolholidays #cleanandsafe

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Had to share this. Rather than focusing on the sleep your missing change your focus to the positives and how to improve your sleep. #Repost @beyond_sleep_training_project ・・・ Time to move focus from baby sleep to YOUR Sleep Habits 💤 Pre-pregnancy and baby sleep YOU. Think back to pre-pregnancy/pre-kid you. - What did it take for you to feel well-rested? - Would you say you were well-rested most of the time? If not, why not? What was getting in your way? - When you were really tired, what were some things you did that helped ensure you slept as well as you could? - What time did you *usually* go to bed? - What time did you *usually* wake up? - Were you woken by an alarm or naturally woken? - Did you frequently wake up for a sip of water or a toilet trip? - Did/do you snore? - Was insomnia something you’ve struggled with? - What did you usually do in the hour or two leading into bedtime? With these musings in mind, the next few posts will focus on your habits past and present and potential changes that can be made to increase sleep and general well-being! ❤️📷 - @sarahconlan_photographer . . . . . . #beyondsleeptraining #tbstp #littlesparklers #thebeyondsleeptrainingproject #bedsharing #cosleeping #babysleep #infantsleep #toddlersleep #safebedsharing #sleeptraining #babysleep #parenting #gentleparenting #peacefulparenting #parenthood #mumlife #motherhood #fatherhood #attachmentparenting #gentleparents #dad #dadlife #momlife #parentsleep #parentsleeptips #biologicallynornalsleep

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Time to move focus from baby sleep to YOUR Sleep Habits 💤 Pre-pregnancy and baby sleep YOU. Think back to pre-pregnancy/pre-kid you. - What did it take for you to feel well-rested? - Would you say you were well-rested most of the time? If not, why not? What was getting in your way? - When you were really tired, what were some things you did that helped ensure you slept as well as you could? - What time did you *usually* go to bed? - What time did you *usually* wake up? - Were you woken by an alarm or naturally woken? - Did you frequently wake up for a sip of water or a toilet trip? - Did/do you snore? - Was insomnia something you’ve struggled with? - What did you usually do in the hour or two leading into bedtime? With these musings in mind, the next few posts will focus on your habits past and present and potential changes that can be made to increase sleep and general well-being! ❤️📷 - @sarahconlan_photographer . . . . . . #beyondsleeptraining #tbstp #littlesparklers #thebeyondsleeptrainingproject #bedsharing #cosleeping #babysleep #infantsleep #toddlersleep #safebedsharing #sleeptraining #babysleep #parenting #gentleparenting #peacefulparenting #parenthood #mumlife #motherhood #fatherhood #attachmentparenting #gentleparents #dad #dadlife #momlife #parentsleep #parentsleeptips #biologicallynornalsleep

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Ever wondered how the hair dryer helps make your little one sleepy?🤓⠀ ******* SECRET TO SOUND SLEEP *******⠀ After 9 months in the womb surrounded by noisy sounds, all this silence in the outside world is new and too much for your munchkin to bear. In the womb, your baby is exposed to whooshing blood in the placenta (which can be as loud as a hair dryer sometimes! ), your heartbeat, and other internal sounds.⠀ WHAT KIND OF SOUNDS DO BABIES LIKE ?⠀ **********************⠀ Babies love rumbly sounds that best imitate their former home. These sounds are called "WHITE NOISE". Some examples of white noise in our day to day life are : water running in the bath, the hover working in the garage, rumble of the rain. These sounds are music to your baby's ear. They recreate the womb environment and soothe a fussy baby.⠀ **********************⠀ HOW DOES WHITE NOISE HELP ?⠀ **********************⠀ White noise tends to drown the distracting sounds that could disturb your little bub's sleep. For example - if your elder toddler enter the home screaming while your second one just slept, white noise could help in keeping the little one asleep.⠀ @cradlewise smart crib comes loaded with a curated white noise playlist that helps soothe your baby.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #momlife #parenting #parentingmeme #mommingainteasy #babysleepsolutions #parenthoodmoments #parentingcomics #momandbaby #momhumor #parentsleep #illustration #illo #parentinglife #newborn #comicstrips #momsofinstagram #parentproblems #illustrated #humor #lovemotherhood #comicseries #cradlewise #haircare #babysleep #dailyillustration #instaillustration #procreateart #illustrating #webcomics #hairdryertricks

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“I think I might need sleep training for MYSELF!" 😅🤦⁣ ⁣ I hear this ALL THE TIME from parents. They’ve conquered baby sleep and now they need help with their OWN sleep!⁣ ⁣ Sleep training for parents may seem silly, but we all know that parent sleep is so VITAL.⁣ ⁣ Studies show that poor sleep quality is significantly related to increased symptoms of depression and anxiety. Did you know that SLEEP can even be a prescribed treatment for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders? 😱⁣ ⁣ 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽:⁣ 1 ) Stay on a sleep schedule! Just like your baby's body, your body does best when you aim for the same bedtime and wake-up range every day.⁣ 2 ) Use your bed only for sleep (and sex 😘 ). If we do too many other activities in bed, our brain stops seeing the bed as a sleep cue. This can be so confusing and make it tricky to fall asleep.⁣ 3 ) Have a calming pre-sleep ritual (with no electronics ). Yes, this is the grown-up version of a bedtime routine! 😉⁣ 4 ) Create the perfect sleep environment. Just like your baby’s room, your room should be dark and kept at comfortable temperature.⁣ Feel free to add a fan or sound machine too. ⁣ ⁣ Sounds familiar, huh? That’s because some of these tips are what I recommend for your BABY too!⁣ ⁣ With the help of @psychedmommy 's Dr. Ashurina Ream, we’ve created an entire blog post that focuses on helping YOU sleep. The full post includes even more sleep tips and research (link in stories )!⁣ ⭐Parents, this blog is GOLD!!!⭐⁣ ⁣ Can I ask: How is YOUR sleep? What has helped the most? What do you find most challenging?⁣ ⁣ ***Today’s post is for sharing mom & dad sleep tips. Monday will be back to baby sleep tips!😊⁣ ⁣ 📷 by @rachelguzik

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At Circadian Parent Coaching, we do a LOT of sleep consultations.  45% of mothers report sleep problems in the second 6 months of a baby’s life, and we certainly see that!  The story is often the same, “She was a great sleeper until a few weeks ago!” or “We felt like we’d moved past the part of parenthood where we got no sleep, and now he’s up every hour.” . The transition from 3 to 2 naps signals the establishment of an infant’s circadian rhythm.  This transition brings about more consistency, but it’s not always the consistency you’d like.  If your little one is down to two naps and their sleep schedule isn’t what you’d like for it to be, it’s time to look at what shifts can be made to align your infant’s schedule with your ideal schedule.  And if you’re little one is still taking 3+ naps, a little inconsistency is to be expected, but that is not to say that we can’t work towards better sleep!  Schedule a free 15 minute introductory call to learn more about how we work with families to mold sleep habits that work for the whole family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sleep #sleepproblems #sleeptraining #sleepingbaby #willieversleepagain #newparent #infantsleep #parentsleep #momsleep #dadsleep #mamalife #dadlife #parentgoals #sleepgood #sleepgoals #6monthsold #7monthsold #8monthsold #9monthsold #10monthsold #11monthsold #12monthsold #goodsleep #babysleeping #parenting #parentingskills #sleepingthroughthenight #momgoals #dadgoals #sleeping

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You know you're a parent when you've googled this... . . . . . #Sleep #SleepWell #ParentSleep #Parenting #ParentingMemes #ParentsBeLike #InstaParents #Parenthood_Unveiled

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Jul 2020

#Repost @thesleepdoctor • • • • • • Teens are notorious for their unusual sleeping patterns--trust me, I've seen it first hand! But while we may want to shrug it off, studies suggest a mere 15 percent of teens are getting the sleep they need. While we may want to point to social media and other causes, one of the biggest reasons is that teens are quite frankly on a different schedule. Most teens are Wolf Chronotypes, meaning they tend to go to sleep later and wake up later. If this isn't possible, keeping a consistent sleep schedule and being aware they may need more than 8 hours (up to 10 ) will help them feel more energized. #teensleep #teensleepover #teensleeping #teensleepcycle #teensleepdeprived #teensleephelp #teensleepneeded #steensleeps #parentsleep #parentsleeptips #parentsleeping #sleepy #sleeptraining #sleepbetter #sleepapneaawareness #asleep #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #sleepcheck #sleepcycle #sleepdeprivation #sleepengine

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Teens are notorious for their unusual sleeping patterns--trust me, I've seen it first hand! But while we may want to shrug it off, studies suggest a mere 15 percent of teens are getting the sleep they need. While we may want to point to social media and other causes, one of the biggest reasons is that teens are quite frankly on a different schedule. Most teens are Wolf Chronotypes, meaning they tend to go to sleep later and wake up later. If this isn't possible, keeping a consistent sleep schedule and being aware they may need more than 8 hours (up to 10 ) will help them feel more energized. #teensleep #teensleepover #teensleeping #teensleepcycle #teensleepdeprived #teensleephelp #teensleepneeded #steensleeps #parentsleep #parentsleeptips #parentsleeping #sleepy #sleeptraining #sleepbetter #sleepapneaawareness #asleep #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #sleepcheck #sleepcycle #sleepdeprivation #sleepengine

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Jul 2020

When it comes to sleep expectations one of the biggest is that ALL sleep needs are exactly the same. But the reality is how much sleep your Small needs is unique to them! . It’s so hard not to compare your Small to what their baby buddies are doing but there’s a spectrum of sleep needs. . Some have higher sleep needs and need more sleep than their peers. I tend not to see that many in my practice but I do know that they are out there! . Some have lower sleep needs and sleep less than their peers. There’s so much expectation to get them to do unicorn 2 hour naps and 12 hour nights that a big part of my practice is reassuring you what’s normal! . The best way to tell if they are getting enough is to read them, not the sleep guides!And it’s also useful to zoom out and look at what’s going on for them overall. . If they’re bright eyed, full of energy, hitting their milestones and alert chances are they are getting enough sleep 💛 #sleep #babysleepneeds #sleepneeds #howmuchsleep #careitout #tiredmum #tireddad #tiredparents #parenting #keepsleepreal #parentsleep #sleepconsultant #sleepguide #sleepproblems #sleepprogramme #babysleeptips #babysleephelp #baby #toddler #infant #comparisonisthethiefofjoy

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. 💤Recommended Sleep Guides💤 . Following on from my post this morning about the bed bank I wanted to chat about recommended sleep guides. (Scroll back a post if you missed this! ) . I don’t set or recommend a certain amount of sleep by a set age. Because how much sleep your Small needs is unique to them. All babies are different and I don’t believe that they are baby bed bots who all need the same amount of sleep. As adults we all need different amounts so why should they be any different! . Recommended sleep guides can be useful for sure. But they are only a guide and they certainly aren’t the gospel. . I actually find some (most! ) are often quite unrealistic too (wildly so sometimes 😭 ). Some of your Smalls will sleep for the recommended amounts. And some won’t sleep anywhere near the amount they recommend. It 💯 doesn’t necessarily mean your Small isn’t getting enough sleep, is sleep deprived or needs fixing! #babysleep #babybedbank #bedbank #sleepguide #sleepguides #sleepschedules #sleepschedule #parentsleep #babysleep #infantsleep #toddlersleep #sleepexpections #keepsleepreal #noonesize #onesizesucks #careitout #sleepexpert #sleepspecialist #sleepcoach #parentingbooks #parentingbook #sleeptraining #cio

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Every👏single👏night.

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My approach isn’t and never will be about pushing your Small to sleep through the night AKA join the sleep threw crew! Sleep is a process and I believe we can’t coax,convince or cojoule them to do something they aren’t physically, biologically or emotionally ready to do. However hard we try too! . Biological best simply means that your Small is sleeping the best of their ability.This is all I ever want for you! . This looks different for everyone, because your Small is one of a kind and so is their sleep. . However, ballpark biological best, we’re aiming for: . Age-appropriate naps A consistent bedtime routine that they enjoy and participate in They’re falling asleep within 20-30 with or without support after their bedtime routine They can stitch their sleep cycles together at night. Unless they’re unwell, hungry, or there’s a reason why they can’t If they need a night feed, they feed and settle back to sleep smoothly afterwards. . I’m always very honest with you that I can’t guarantee: . What they’re biological best will look like . What time their bedtime or wake-up will be . That they’ll wake for a feed at a certain time/times . That they will be able to sleep through the night without needing support . How many feeds they’ll need over-night . How long their stretches of sleep will be . I can’t guarantee any of the above because no one really can! However, IF sleep is unsustainable or isn’t working for you, your Small, or their sleep, chances are we can make changes with care to maximise everyone’s sleep💛 #biologicalbest #babysleep #parenting #parentsleep #ageappropriatesleep #sleeptraining #sleepshaping #sleepteaching #gentlesleepcoaching #sleepthroughthenight #sleepthrewcrew #sleepstrides #babysleephelp #sleepconsultant #babydevelopment #careitout #careitoutsleepconsultant #realistic #sleepdevprived #sleepapproach

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😴 SLEEP! Always a hot topic with parents... Research shows that sleep deprivation can have serious consequences on memory, concentration, behaviour, mood, judgement and on overall health so it's no wonder why parents want to know the secrets to baby sleep. 💤 Dr Lin Day, "Sleep problems are common in babies but understanding and knowing how to deal with them enables parents to get a better night’s sleep for themselves, which in turn enables them to provide loving, patient and consistent care for their baby." Have a read of Dr Lin Day's insightful article on sleep: https://www.babysensory.com/sleep #babysensory #babysleep #sleep #parentsleep #bettersleep

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Jul 2020

Building a good foundation is key to relationships and this is particularly true in parenting.  Your toddler may be strong willed, spirited, shy and quiet, super energetic, any number of things that make parenting not quite how you envisioned it when you were younger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's an interesting study I've heard referenced several times with stress/cortisol levels - when stress goes up in parents it goes up in children too.  This was observed by testing for cortisol levels through saliva.  We affect each other, but especially parents to children as they get their primary sense of safety and security through us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It may seem crazy to think about self-care when things are so busy with a young family and life, but actually when things are at their craziest we need self-care, support, and sleep the most, right?  What are small things you can do in these areas so you don't feel overwhelmed by it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Managing sleep helps tremendously with stress management.  We often don't realize how big of an impact this has on us as adults, even though it's obvious in toddlers.  Don't we feel cranky? Short-tempered? More negative? Forgetful?  Adults generally need a consistent 8-ish hours, and that consistency means about the same time to sleep and wake daily. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Checking our thoughts.  Are we expecting perfection - from us, our spouse, our child?  Are we having thoughts that make us feel shamed and judged?  Thoughts that lead us to feel we are out of control and must need to be in control?  Comparing ourselves to sisters, mothers, aunts, neighbors?  Expecting a toddler to do more than what they are developmentally capable of?  Each thought releases a different set of chemicals in our brains that impact how feel and then act.  They're pretty powerful.

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Happy Saturday! There are a few new faces 😍 so I thought I would introduce myself and thank you so much to my new followers 😘 I’m a mama of 2 baba’s - My daughter Cara is 4 and my son Aedan is 2 ❤️❤️ Experiencing sleep challenges with Aedan – I definitely hit rock bottom, and I knew something had to change. I have always been obsessed with sleep, even before having children, however, this dramatically increased when my babies were born (as we all do! 🤣 ) Reviewing and supporting Aedan’s sleep at that time was the best decision I ever made and thankfully, he is now a rockstar sleeper 😴 This is exactly what led me to start training to become a Sleep Consultant. There are so many differing views and everybody has an opinion! This can sometimes cause a lot of anxiety with parents. We start questioning ourselves, and asking are we doing it right? The answer to this is simple – YES YOU ARE! Do what is right for you and your family. If you do need guidance however – I am here to help. DM me for further details 💗 Fiona xx #sleepconsultant #irishmama #healthysleep #healthysleephabits #healthysleephabitshappychild #babysleeptips #toddlersleep #childsleep #sleepexpert #dublin #parenting #parentsleep #familysleep

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How about NORMAL SLEEPER?! Let’s not pass judgement on normal infant sleep habits. Night waking is normal, and if you can open your mind to the understanding, and reach a level of acceptance that your baby is displaying typical behavior, maybe you won’t think it’s bad, you won’t think that you must be doing something wrong, you won’t think your baby is bad, just normal. Maybe your cortisol levels won’t rise so much at night when your baby is restless, you can help them back to sleep, and get back to sleep faster yourself because your system remains cool and calm. Language matters- your #nightwakingbaby is #normal , not bad. #ibclc #virtualhealth #baby #nyc #theparentingstudio Repost from @thewonderweeks using @RepostRegramApp - During the months after having a baby, 90 percent of parents have sleep problems. . . #sleep #sleeping #babysleep #baby #learning #development #thewonderweeks #wonderweeks #babyfact #parenting #parentsleep #badsleep #badsleeper

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Jul 2020

During the months after having a baby, 90 percent of parents have sleep problems. . . #sleep #sleeping #babysleep #baby #learning #development #thewonderweeks #wonderweeks #babyfact #parenting #parentsleep #badsleep #badsleeper

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‪We LOVE to be in Summertime! ☀️☀️☀️ 🌻🌻🌻 Tonight on #hushabyelullabye before @andoh_adjoa reads the bedtime story on @CBeebiesHQ#cbeebies #summer #sunshine #sun #flowers #summerflowers #lullaby #lullabies #parent #parentsleep #mum #dad #babysleep #babyrelaxation #babymusic #relaxationmusic

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Jun 2020

They say moms are the glue that keep their families together; I say dads are the duct tape when the glue needs a freakin break! Happy Father’s Day !! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #askamomfriend #askamom #momlife #mom #momquestions #newmom #parenting #parents #newparents #babies #kids #pregnant #pregnancy #preggers #birth #postpartum #breastfeeding #pumping #hormones #TeamNoSleep #MomTired #BabySleep #ToddlerSleep #SleepDeprivation #ParentSleep #Mombie #momsofinstagram #dad #dadlife #fathersday

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Today is a day to celebrate how brilliant you all are 💙 What gift could be better for any parent than to have a full nights sleep? If you’re not getting that full night’s sleep that you deserve, don’t be afraid to drop me a message or visit my website for some help and advice (link in bio )

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Jun 2020

Today, around 81% of American mothers are breastfeeding when they are discharged from the hospital. But many of our common feeding and sleeping practices are based on past recommendation from the days when formula was believed to be better than breast milk for babies. Are you unintentionally making your life more difficult by following outdated advice? Let’s talk. Whether your baby is breastfeeding or formula feeding, cosleeping or crib sleeping, a parent coach can help you understand the current research and history of infant feeding and sleeping practices to help you find what is safest and best works for your family. . . . . . . . . . #breastfeeding #breastfeedingeverywhere #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingmama #bottlefeeding #bottlefed #infantsleep #infantsleepconsulting #infantsleepeducation #parentcoach #postpartumdoula #lifecoach #fourthtrimester #parentsleep #sleep #mom #dad #parentgoals #parenting #parentinglife #mamalife #itsaboy #itsagirl #feedingbaby #nap #babygirl #babyboy #baby #family #parentsupport

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You’re pregnant! Congrats!!! But now what? Today in my stories I cover some of the basics of what to do first, things to think about going forward, habits to start now, what you can expect, and what you may want to buy. Did I miss anything? Let me know below! (I will save the story to an FAQ highlight afterwards! ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #askamomfriend #askamom #momlife #mom #momquestions #newmom #parenting #parents #newparents #babies #kids #pregnant #pregnancy #preggers #birth #postpartum #breastfeeding #pumping #hormones #SleepDeprivation #ParentSleep #MomSleep #Mombie #momsofinstagram

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Posted @withregram@careitoutsleepconsultant Once you’ve had your baby everyone seems to be very interested in what’s happening (or perhaps what isn’t 😂 ) in your bed aren’t they?! Anyone would think that they’re angling for a sleep over with you! Family, Susan from down the way or even strangers may comment on your sleep situation or offer up their personal opinion on it. This may come from a place of wanting to be helpful but let’s be honest it’s not always is it! Here’s the thing whatever you’re doing or aren’t doing someone is always going to agree with you and give you a high five. AND for everyone giving you a high-five someone is going to disagree or want a debate with you. It’s totally natural that this may make you doubt your parenting, what you are doing ➕your confidence. I hope reading this reassures you that the only opinion that really matters is YOURS and what’s going down in YOUR bed is YOUR business. Not even gonna apologise for the capitals because I’m so passionate about this 💛 If someone offers you an unwanted comment or opinion on your sleep situation feel free to tell them to mind their own bed business. Whether you do in your head, under your breath or out loud is also your business 😂 . What’s the funniest/worst/rudest comment or opinion you’ve ever received? Feel free to share it below (I’ll also do an anonymous one too in stories! )👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 . #Monday #manta #motivation #sleepslogan #yourbedyyourbusiness #yourwayisok #parentapproval #wealldoitdifferently #babysleep #parentsleep #sleepover #confidentparenting #parentpower #sleepconsultant #careitout #parents #parenting

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I’ll need a coffee as strong as my baby fighting diaper changes and as large as the mess he makes eating a single strawberry; to go — thanks ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #askamomfriend #askamom #momlife #mom #momquestions #newmom #parenting #parents #newparents #babies #kids #pregnant #pregnancy #preggers #birth #postpartum #breastfeeding #pumping #hormones #TeamNoSleep #MomTired #MamaNeedsCoffee #BabySleep #ToddlerSleep #SleepDeprivation #ParentSleep #MomSleep #Mombie #momsofinstagram

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Sleep Affected by COVID⁠ With the changes in daily schedules, routines, and for some, sleep locations, sleep has become affected for many babies, children, and adults. These uncharted times are causing many layers of change for all of us. Sleep is a critical biological function that is important for physical heath, an effective immune system, and emotional well-being which is so crucial for managing stress.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in my bio to view my interview with @colleen .andre on Facebook to learn more about sleeping during this time, especially for adults! ⁠ If you want to work on your child’s sleep, DM me or visit my website to setup a free 15-minute consult! ⁠ 📷 Credit: @coupdegracefarris ⁠ ⁠ #sleepconsultant #tiredmomma #sleepduringcovid #disruptivesleep #importanceofsleep #babysleep #childsleep #adultsleep #parentsleep #sleepstruggles #yougotthis #biologicalfunctions #sleepandemotions #sleep #consultant

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. 💤Nap Myth Number 1️⃣💤 . Have you heard that naps NEED to happen in the same place as their night time sleep? . . . It sounds sensible ➕logical for consistency sake that ALL sleep needs to happen in the same place doesn’t it! . . However, I totally believe naps DON’T need to happen in the same place as their night time sleep. I’m not saying it’s impossible (nothing ever is! ) and the naps/nights are linked but where your Small naps is SO very very unlikely to impact them falling asleep at bedtime or their night time sleep. . Out of all the families I’ve had the pleasure of working with, I’ve honestly never changed where (or how! ) they nap unless it isn’t working for them. That’s a lot of Smalls who are napping in a sling, pram, floor bed, or on a parent who are sleeping well at night and sometimes in a totally different place! . . If you’re happy with where they’re napping then it 💯 counts and all is well 💛 . . Keep your eyes 👀 peeled for another nap myth tomorrow 😘 . #naps #nap #babynaps #baby #babynap #bustabedmyth #allnapscount #sleep #babysleep #infantsleep #careitout #napping #nonaps #keepsleepreal #keepitreal #parentsleep #parenting #sleephelp #naphelp #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach

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“I think I might need sleep training for MYSELF!" 😅🤦⁣ ⁣ I hear this ALL THE TIME from parents. They’ve conquered baby sleep and now they need help with their OWN sleep!⁣ ⁣ Sleep training for parents may seem silly, but we all know that parent sleep is so VITAL.⁣ ⁣ Studies show that poor sleep quality is significantly related to increased symptoms of depression and anxiety. Did you know that SLEEP can even be a prescribed treatment for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders? 😱⁣ ⁣ 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽:⁣ 1 ) Stay on a sleep schedule! Just like your baby's body, your body does best when you aim for the same bedtime and wake-up range every day.⁣ 2 ) Use your bed only for sleep (and sex 😘 ). If we do too many other activities in bed, our brain stops seeing the bed as a sleep cue. This can be so confusing and make it tricky to fall asleep.⁣ 3 ) Have a calming pre-sleep ritual (with no electronics ). Yes, this is the grown-up version of a bedtime routine! 😉⁣ 4 ) Create the perfect sleep environment. Just like your baby’s room, your room should be dark and kept at comfortable temperature.⁣ Feel free to add a fan or sound machine too. ⁣ ⁣ Sounds familiar, huh? That’s because some of these tips are what I recommend for your BABY too!⁣ ⁣ With the help of @psychedmommy 's Dr. Ashurina Ream, we’ve created an entire blog post that focuses on helping YOU sleep. The full post includes even more sleep tips and research (link in stories )!⁣ ⭐Parents, this blog is GOLD!!!⭐⁣ ⁣ Can I ask: How is YOUR sleep? What has helped the most? What do you find most challenging?⁣ ⁣ ***Today’s post is for sharing mom & dad sleep tips. Monday will be back to baby sleep tips!😊⁣ ⁣ 📷 by @rachelguzik

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I love this from @common_wild Sometimes it can be helpful to look at things through different lenses. We can’t be it everything all the time. And that’s OK !

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Your life doesn’t have to look like this! When children are sleep trained and on proper schedules for their age they will want to go to sleep! DM or email me to book a free 30 minute consultation. . . . . . . . . . #sleepconsultant #sleeptraning #sleeptheoughthenight #sleeptraining101 #babysleeptraining #sleepcoach #babystuff #parenthood #babytips #babysleep #naptime #sleephelp #parentingtips #newmom #helpmybabysleep #toddlersleep #sleepymama #babyhelp #momistired #sleepthroughthenight #parentsleep

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What is "breastsleeping"? It is a term coined by Dr James McKenna, who describes this synchronous sleep/feeding arrangement that breastfeeding parents often have with their babies. When you breastsleep, neither mum nor baby wake fully, but rather, baby cues for feeds during the night. Mum doesn't wake fully but helps baby latch on and they both doze while baby feeds. Once baby has fed, they both fall asleep again, until the next feed. In the morning, mum feels rested and may not even be sure how often her baby has fed! Breastsleeping is the biological norm for our species, but may not always happen in this perfect synchronous fashion. And as always, if you do decide to share a bed with your baby, make sure you are following safe co-sleeping guidelines. #breastsleeping #cosleeping #normalinfantsleep #normalinfantbehaviour #normalinfantfeeding #sleepcoaching #parentsupport #parentsleep

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Oct 2019

Such a pleasure writing a #guestpost for @sugarnightnight ​ about why #newparents must be #mindful of their postpartum sleep. Check it out here: http://sugarnightnight.com/all-sleep-is-not-created-equal-why-new-moms-and-dads-need-to-be-mindful-of-their-own-postpartum-sleep-hygiene/

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Oct 2019

The perfect sleep environment begins with safe sleep. We are raising awareness of the importance of SIDS prevention! 🙌🏻 Tag a parent who needs this! #bümoParent

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Jul 2020

You know you're a parent when you've googled this... . . . . . #Sleep #SleepWell #ParentSleep #Parenting #ParentingMemes #ParentsBeLike #InstaParents #Parenthood_Unveiled

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Feb 2020

Like, RIGHT?! Double tap if this is you! 💤

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Nov 2019

Know the feeling? 😴🤦🏻‍♀️ This week we’re running a Facebook Live Chat with our PlunketLine sleep expert Cathie, and nurse Carla, all about sleep and settling - for a range of ages. Tune in at 1pm, Thursday 7 November at Facebook.com/plunketnz to get some great tips and tricks - and join the conversation in the comments section to have your questions answered by our experts 🙌🏼

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