So, the first 2 days of expressing have not been as bad as I thought they would be. Yesterday, I gave Alyssia an open cup top with water in with her lunch and she got very excited, so I decided to quickly sterilise the cup and see how she went with some breast milk in it, and she was just
So today sees the next part in my breastfeeding journey. Expressing. I can’t say this is something I want to do, and luckily with Sofia, I only had to do it at the beginning when we had some weight gain problems. This time though, it’s different. This time, I am having to do it for my own health. It has been an
4 and a half years ago I had my first baby, Sofia. SHE DIDN’T SLEEP. Most of you who follow me know that things were extremely bad. Sofia was the reason I changed careers and started studying sleep. The thing is, what I have realised over the last 6 months, is that not a single person I spoke to about Sofia’s
Yesterday I was a rubbish mum. I stayed in bed working while Alyssia slept on me, which resulted in me not getting downstairs until much later than normal. I fed and dressed Alyssia while Sofia is watching the TV. Then it was time for Alyssia to go to sleep. She sleeps so I do chores, pots, laundry etc. Sofia is still watching the TV. I
How and when should my baby transition from 2 to 1 nap? Nearly all babies go through the stage where 1 nap isn't enough, but 2 naps are too many. So, what can you do about this? How do you know whether she is ready for 1 nap, and if so, when? The 2 naps to 1 transition is probably the trickiest
On March 28th, the clocks move forward 1 hour, are you ready? Twice a year, parents start to panic at thought of THE CLOCK CHANGE. I can t say I blame them. Gone are the days when you would either gain an extra hour sleep, or just feel a bit off for a day or two while your body readjusts to
Sleep Regressions - What are they and do they really exist? You will have heard this term batted around on repeat since becoming a parent.