Overtired or Under-tired? How do I know?

Do you feel as if you are going round in circles with your baby/ child’s sleep? Maybe you think your baby isn’t tired enough and that is why they struggle to go to sleep. Understanding the Signs of both Overtiredness and Under-tiredness is helpful in finding a pattern for your […]

Co-sleeping: making safe decisions

For many parents, co-sleeping brings a special closeness with their baby. It can feel a natural way of feeding through the night and allows for more rest and sleep on both sides. This restful maternal and infant sleep is likely due to the sporadic effect of lactation hormones. Babies often […]

Travelling with babies or young children

Are you worried about how to manage Jet Lag? Here are Julie’s Top Tips for Travelling: Try to work towards the destination time zone, moving forwards or back 20-30 minutes each night. Make sure that all the family are keeping hydrated. You may want to add a couple more feeds […]

How light affects sleep

Did you know that the lighting we use leading up to bedtime and then through the night can impact on our baby and children’s sleep? With so many manufactured lights which are advertised to ‘promote sleep’ we can easily assume these are supporting sleep rather than possibly inhibiting it. Exposure […]

Responding to crying

Are you jolted by your baby’s slightest expression of discomfort or dismay? Is your natural instinct to do anything in your power to stop your baby crying? When their cries aren’t easily settled, it can be unnerving, frustrating and you can feel like a complete failure. You may shush, jiggle, […]


Okay, so you may not want to read this article over dinner but many of the families I see are concerned about whether their baby is constipated or not. I hope this article provides some information to help you recognise the symptoms and when you should seek professional advice and […]

Surviving Christmas

Rushing around, working out what you need to get, how soon should you buy the turkey and the stress of dreading the day with family you would rather not spend Christmas day with or alternatively the overwhelming feeling of loneliness as you and your children face Christmas alone with no […]


Tantrums are a normal part of your child’s development and although they can be wearing and frustrating to have to deal with, with a consistent approach and appropriate support they will get fewer and less frequent as your child learns how to cope with their feelings and their environment. Tantrums […]

Fear of the dark

Why are some children afraid of the dark and not others? Children with vivid imaginations or children who are emotionally very sensitive can often resist going to sleep due to being scared of something .There are also developmental reasons: 2-3 years of age – Children are starting to engage in […]

Tips for fussy eaters

Fussy eating is very common in toddlers (1-3 year olds). The main reason is because it is boring to them. They want to be off exploring the world, not sitting down! Keep calm and try not to get overly anxious. Adults often think their child needs to eat more than […]