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SAFE SLEEP: 6 ways to keep your baby safe

There is one thing that universally binds all new mums – exhaustion. New motherhood brings with it joy, pride, confusion and fatigue.

Every new parent longs for a night of uninterrupted sleep…

And this can take a while.

So it’s really important to create a safe sleep environment for your baby from the beginning.

For every sleep and every nap.

When a baby dies unexpectedly and for no obvious reason, it’s often described as sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI). SUDI is a broad term that …

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Is Sleep Training Harmful?

Have you, or other people, asked you if sleep training is safe? Do you worry it might be harmful or damaging? If you’ve asked these questions, you are not alone. I get asked this question a lot by parents, and I am always happy they do ask it. This means you are a good parent who cares deeply about your baby’s physical and emotional needs.

Of course you want to ensure the safety of your baby always. Knowing all the facts around sleep training and why babies cry will help you make the best decis…

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Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time Change

The leaves are starting to fall from the trees and our days are getting shorter. This beautiful time of year also brings for us the end of Daylight Savings.

On Sunday, 4th of April at 3.00am our clocks will move BACK by one hour.

This will affect many states in Australia. I know many of you are interested to know what to do about your baby’s naps and nighttime sleep timings and how to handle the time adjustment. So, I’ve put together a couple of options for you as well as handy tables that can…

Is your baby standing in the cot?

You survived the newborn phase (or daze) when it seemed like your baby’s sleeping patterns changed every week. You’ve survived multiple regressions and disruptions to your baby’s sleep (hello 3 month sleep regression, teething, immunisations and so on!)

Finally, things had settled down.

Until they learnt a new skill.

Suddenly your baby is standing in their cot, proud as punch and refusing to sleep.

They wake after a sleep cycle, stand up! Like a jack-in-a-box.

You pop them to bed at nap t…

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7 Common Newborn Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

Sleep is precious, especially when you are a first-time parent and aren’t getting much. One of the most fundamental parts of keeping healthy is in getting enough sleep. And sleep disturbances can affect the whole family.

Making sure your little one gets the sleep they need is vital for their growth and brain development – not to mention keeping you happy and recharged too.

We’re each unique and so are our children. Parents often see this uniqueness reflected in the way their baby sleeps. For s…

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Don't skip this critical piece of the sleep puzzle

The days are long, but the years are short…

 

No doubt you’ve heard that expression. I think it’s one of the truest parenting mantras I’ve ever heard.

 

Let’s be honest, some days are long, really looooooong. And completely draining. Especially when you’re in the early parenting“trenches”.

 

But the years pass by so fast and I can recall vividly how bone tired I would be the end of a day raising babies and toddlers.


Sometimes (okay, maybe often) at bedtime, I would be so exhausted I wou…

Neda and Mia

Neda and Mia, 8 months

We highly recommend Emma!! If I could give her 10 stars I would!! Emma’s work is just magic. Her approach is gentle and supportive and is exactly what we were after. I have to admit that I thought that my 8 month old daughter, Mia was at the point of no return with her sleeping habits. Sleeping in my arms for all of her naps and then allowing me 5min at night to relax before she would wake 2-3 times all through the night (after being held for 2-3hours every night for the past 8 months) was simpl…

Lauren and Ruby

Lauren and Ruby, 6 months

Emma has been an absolute miracle worker! After having a great sleeper the first time around it was a rude shock when my second baby Ruby didn’t follow the same pattern.Before speaking to Emma I did a lot of my own research online and in books (Save our Sleep), I even bought a sleep guide in the very early hours of one horrible night!

While there was heaps of information it was hard to know which advice to follow and for how long. I also had questions that were not answered despite trawling thr…

Catherine and Joe

Catherine and Joe, 2 years

Emma's approach worked wonders for our family. We felt like she really considered our situation, our parenting style and our little one's nature and personality. She was really supportive and best of all her system worked! Our two year old had never been a brilliant sleeper, but had hit a really tough patch that was affecting all of us in getting enough sleep. Now he is sleeping well, going down without a fuss and is happy and proud of his ability to 'sleep in my own bed, all night long.' Would …

Mandy and Mia

Mandy and Mia, 14 months

We have been working with Emma over the last 2 weeks and I can’t believe what a difference just 2 weeks has made! We were exhausted and I wasn’t sure how we were going to keep going due to the lack of sleep we were getting.

It seemed to be taking Mia our 14 month old longer and longer to get to sleep and she was waking multiple times a night and requiring us to hold her every time she woke to go back to sleep. Emma was patient and understanding.

She supported us the whole way through the proce…

Anna and Lachlan

Anna and Lachlan, 8 months

We engaged with Emma, following a friend’s recommendation after 3 months of very broken sleep with our 8 month old. I was exhausted when I finally reached out to Emma.
Emma tailored the program to suit our ‘gentle’ parenting style, which allowed my partner and I to build on our confidence over a few nights, whilst allowing Lachlan to learn to settle on his own.
I was doubtful prior to starting the program, having read and following so many ‘sleep guides’, however after only 3 nights of ‘training…

Laura and Lucie

Laura and Lucie, 4 months

Emma, you have changed our lives in two weeks! I can’t express how grateful my husband and I are. Lucie was 4 months old and was waking every 90 minutes over night, day time naps were non existent and self settling was something I honestly thought we could never achieve . We both were convinced that nothing could fix the mess we were in. Within 5 days you had routine and structure back in our lives and Lucie began to day nap and self settle. She only wakes once over night for a feed now which is…