Sleep Tips & More!

Tips to help your newborn, baby, toddler, and child love to sleep!

Sleep Tips & More!

Tips to help your newborn, baby, toddler, or child love to sleep!

Sleep Tips & More!

Tips to help your newborn, baby, toddler, or child love to sleep!

Newborn Routine

Newborn routines can be a controversial topic, with strong opinions on both sides. From my perspective, as an experienced maternity nurse and sleep consultant, I am definitely in the pro camp, as I've seen the benefits for babies and parents many, many times.  I have...

Welcome To Sleepy Lambs!

Hi, I’m Mary Foster! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a mum of 3 (all born within three years), and I have been there in the depths of sleep deprivation. My little lambs have struggled with reflux, colic, intolerances, night terrors, along with my lack of understanding of...

Ease The Distress of Teething

Every child reacts differently to teething, some babies sprout their first tooth without many issues, but for many babies (and their parents) teething is not fun at all and it can affect everything, from behaviour to sleep. It can be really frustrating for parents to...

Congratulations, Charlotte Hillyard!

Congratulations to Charlotte Hillyard for becoming a Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultant® today! Based in Essex, Charlotte is a mum of a busy toddler. "Charlotte has shown a wonderful enthusiasm and dedication to becoming a sleep consultant. Her experience as a...

Wake Windows…What Are They And Why They Matter!

What is a Wake Window? To put it simply, it is the amount of time between a baby waking and going back to sleep. As a new Mum, I had no idea what a wake window was. I just assumed that if the baby was tired, he would sleep. After all, that's what we do! But no,...

Fun Activities For Your Family

Activities Are Cancelled. School's Off. What Can You Do With The Kids? Sadly, the coronavirus currently is or soon will be affecting virtually every household in the world, whether you actually get the virus or not.  If you’re home more than usual, with little...

When Will My Baby Sleep

Will my baby (or toddler) "grow out" of their sleep challenges? That's a great question, and one I'm asked all the time. "Won't they just grow out of it and sleep when they're ready?" Well, your baby may suddenly start sleeping better, but the reality is, research has...

Baby Waking All Night?

  Meet Kim, Kate & Emma! This week I answered three questions, from Kim, Kate and Emma. Kim has an adorable 4-month old who is a pretty good sleeper. The problem? He sleeps for 10 hours and wakes up at 4 or 4:30 a.m., and it’s a struggle to get back to sleep. With...

Sleepy Lambs Checks Out Fidgetbum

Let’s face it. There are many sleep gimmicks out there. I speak with families all the time who have spent a lot of money on products, just hoping that something "magic" will help their child sleep better.  Unfortunately, most don’t address the reason...

What is Colic?

My Baby Has Colic and Won't Sleep! UGH! If you're reading this, I'm guessing you have an adorable tiny newborn who has colic, or you suspect they have colic. Either way, you're likely exasperated at the amount of crying and feeling a bit helpless or frustrated because...
Too Hot to Sleep! 🏖

Too Hot to Sleep! 🏖

Is your baby or toddler struggling to sleep in the heat? When it's too hot to take your dog out for a walk, you start...

Newborn Routine

Newborn routines can be a controversial topic, with strong opinions on both sides. From my perspective, as an experienced maternity nurse...

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New Year Sleep

January can often be a challenging month after all the excitement of Christmas but this year, even more so with all of us going back into...

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Fall Back

How To Get Through The Clock Change Autumn can be an excellent time for your little one's sleep – the darker evenings make it much easier...

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Bedtime Routines

A Routine Can Be So Helpful In Getting Better Sleep For those of you who have read previous blogs of mine, you’ll know that I’m all about...

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Nap Transitions

During the first year of his life, your baby will go through a few nap transitions, from over four naps per day down to just two by the...

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Tummy Time

Tummy Time Is Important And How It Can Help With Sleep! I’ve had a couple of conversations this week about tummy time and how it can help...

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What is Colic?

Help! My Baby Cries a Lot & Won’t Settle The first few months of your baby’s life are often a rollercoaster with incredible highs and...

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Bedtime Battles

I’m sure that many of you have been there - struggling to get your toddler or young child into bed at the right time. Toddlers can be...

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What is Colic?

My Baby Has Colic and Won't Sleep! UGH! If you're reading this, I'm guessing you have an adorable tiny newborn who has colic, or you...

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It’s All About Balance – Late Nights & Irregular Schedules

Going on vacation? Grandparents Coming To Visit?  If you’re worried about breaking the “rules” when it comes to sleep, try not to! Balance is the key when it comes to having babies, toddlers and children out of their routines. Travel, guests, special events and holidays can all bring later nights, or sometimes life happens. Making […]

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Short Naps?

It’s a common sleep challenge. The classic 40-minute nap. It's barely enough time to make a cup of tea or have a shower! Why is it always...

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