Posts from the category: Sleep

When Your Child Just Doesn’t Sleep

Your big sister slept through the night at 7 weeks old. I remember waking from an exhausted slumber in the early hours of the morning in a complete panic because she hadn’t woken. We were on our first trip away from home and this just added to my anxiety, I was positive something dreadful had … [Read more...]

11 Gentle Ways to Deal With Bedtime Fears & Anxiety

This post is sponsored by Moose Toys. Nighttime fears and difficulties going to or staying asleep are a normal occurrence for children of all ages. Anxiety, heightened emotions, their developing imagination and even over-tiredness can all contribute to children’s sleeping difficulties. As the … [Read more...]

From Cot to Bed: 7 Practical Tips to Ease the Transition

Having recently moved AJ into a big bed I thought I would share some of the simple, practical things we have done to make the transition from cot to bed easier for both our girls. While these ideas certainly aren't rocket science, it can be the little things that make all of the difference to … [Read more...]

Sleep is (Clearly) for the Weak

"Lay down. It’s time to be sleeping!" I say in a too gruff, overtired voice. I am just so very tired. Tired in the morning, the afternoon, the evening and all through night. Tired on the school run, during our time at home, as I work, as I rest. Always tired. I can honestly count the number … [Read more...]

Mum 2 Mum: Changes, Changes Everywhere

The one constant about small children - just when you think you have a handle on things, they change it up again! Immy has started resisting her afternoon nap. All of a sudden, completely out of the blue and yet the signs are there that she still needs it (for example, her eyes are falling out of … [Read more...]

Mum 2 Mum: Sleeping With One Ear Open

What is Mum 2 Mum? Mum 2 Mum is a place where as online friends we can share a little of our own experiences, so why not pop in for a cuppa and join the conversation. I have a wee confession to make. Immy is now 3 and we still sleep with a baby monitor on. Admittedly, her bedroom is quite a way … [Read more...]

Transitioning a Toddler to a BIG Bed

Well, we did it!  Night one down and mama is the only one suffering from the  sleep deprivation associated with such a big transition, the toddler is fine.  Last night Immy slept in a brand new, sparkly, shiny BIG girl bed.  And you know what, overall it went quite well. When she first went to … [Read more...]

Another Toddler Sleep Problem: Night Terrors – Can You Help?

In response to the Coping with Toddler Sleep Issues post from yesterday, Lorri contacted me, looking for help from parents who have issues with night terrors in young children. As this is not something we have had to deal with just yet, I am turning it over to you - the wonderful, experienced … [Read more...]