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Five Steps To Getting Your Infant
To Sleep Through The Night
It is that time of year again where we all start thinking about the holiday period and where we will be. This year has some added complications such as; will I be allowed to go anywhere, will I be able to see family. Let us hope for the best and say yes. But how are these different homes and different beds going to affect you and your families sleep patterns?
The extra scope Aucklanders have to move around a bit more freely, albeit outside, has a number of perks. It’s more than being able to catch up with friends and family, there are health benefits too. Let’s look to the silver lining and make the most of it NZ.
Babies run into issues when they first learn to stand up; they won’t lie down to sleep. You can’t just leave your baby in a situation where they might fall down and hurt themselves, but if you keep going in and laying them down, they won’t learn how to do it themselves. The solution is obvious, but requires patience.
Adjusting for daylight saving is easier than you think This weekend we’re more likely to see a spike in car crashes, strokes, heart attacks, depressive episodes and even IBS. This happens every time daylight saving starts due to the sleep deprivation brought on by...
Here I share snippets of Evie’s sleep journey with Cherished Sleep. When I work with families on sleep, positive changes can happen within days!
Can you co-sleep and sleep train? This is an interesting one. Can you co-sleep and sleep train? Co-sleeping is a parenting practice close to some people's hearts, and often the same people don't appreciate sleep training. Let's firstly acknowledge I'm being brave...
“We called a few sleep consultants but chose Kim as she was the only one to ask questions specifically about my baby…for example if he took any medications..what was his feeding like. It felt like we wouldn’t get a generic service. My husband and I were at rock bottom when Kim came to our home..we argued constantly about sleep, no sleep, why we all weren’t sleeping etc and we found Kim very relatable and she didn’t mess about. She advised we could do things certain ways but the desired result would be delayed and we trusted her and had confidence in her expertise. The first night was tough but he got progressively better and he is finally catching up on all his sleep debt. You have nothing to lose in reaching out as the money is the best investment!! Thx Kim!!”
Mum of Master B. (7 months)
“Kim knows her stuff. Put your trust in her and she will get your sanity back. After 9 months of my daughter waking up every 2 hours on the dot I needed help. With Kim’s guidance and strong will she slept through the night third day into the plan. I am on top of the world. I am proud of her and myself and its all thanks to Kim and her experience and words of encouragement.”
Mum of Master B. (7 months)
“You totally understood the ‘if it’s not a problem for me, it’s not a problem’. So some things weren’t ‘ideal’ in your experience, but they were working for us so you listened when we asked for certain things not to be changed. He’s pretty much guaranteed to sleep 11+ hours at night now (previously waking 6-8 times a night)! Thank you for my sleep!”
Mum of Master P. (7 months)
“When I first met Kim I was exhausted from getting up to feed my eight month old at least three times each night, yet I had no idea how to remedy the situation. However her kind and empathetic approach made me feel instantly at ease – and unlike many other practitioners she doesn’t apply a one size fits all approach, instead taking the time to sit down with you and understand exactly what is going on and how she can help. Kim has an array of settling strategies designed to suit all parenting styles – from the gentlest of approaches through to plans for the chronically sleep deprived who need to see results quickly. My husband and I both love the routines she has helped us implement and my son’s night time wakings are vastly improved. He has also stopped resisting daytime naps and knows exactly what to expect when getting ready for bed. Importantly, the follow-up care from Cherished Sleep is second to none – with plenty of support available from Kim as you begin your journey to better sleep!”