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What an amazing baby sleep turnaround!

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

There are several different sleep training methods you can use with most of the age groups. Sleep training is not and should not be a one-size-fits-all. It's finding the right one for you and your...

Reiki Energy Healing with Karen

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

This is a little bit different from one of my usual parenting blogs but I actually think it's one of THE MOST IMPORTANT. Today I'm talking self-care and why as a parent self-care is a...

The Early Morning Riser and Addiction to Dairy and the Boob

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Strong Temperaments This blog could have been written about several little cuties that I know. The problem often starts at around 6-8 months. I can even see the writing on the wall and predict which...

Lucy was always crying and wouldn't sleep

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Lucy, Rachel and Tom’s Story Just after the clock ticked over, on the first of January our little baby Lucy came into the world. She was a beautiful and determined little spirit, our first baby....

From terrible to terrific after sleep training

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When you've reached desperation  Parents don't contact me when they are just a little bit tired. They contact me when they feel completely broken and have nothing left. These were not first-time parents either. Both...

Sleep training a 9 month old baby

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Caroline and Levi 9 months Levi was waking frequently at night and mum wasn't just tired, she was totally exhausted. At 9 months Levi had been moved into his own room to try and break...

Becoming a Midwife and going back to the village

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Village Life Nurse Bracken is the reason I became a midwife. Growing up in a tiny English village, Levens, in the South of Cumbria near the Lake District, where families had their own midwife. It's...

Should you sleep train before or after an overseas holiday?

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Overseas holiday I get asked the question about sleep training, and should a parent do it before or after an overseas trip quite often? Parents worry that all their hard work will be undone by...

Meal ideas helping baby sleep for 9 -12 month olds

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Meal ideas What to feed your growing baby is something most parents struggle with. Getting the right balance of nutrients whilst creating something appealing and delicious at the same time.I've already given you my top...

Mum needs sleep training courage

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Sleep training and change Making the change to your baby's sleep and deciding to sleep train, can take a lot of courage. When you're already exhausted, from weeks of frequent night waking you need sleep...