Sleep Advice: How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping?

How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping Parents and Baby Feet
Welcome to our Sleep Advice Column, in Partnership with Little Sleep Stars. Here, Lauren, Founder of Little Sleep Stars, helps our tired Mamas who have reached out for advice on the challenges that night time brings. If you, or someone else that you know, is struggling to get their little ones to sleep, please drop us a message, or leave your question in the comments below. Sleep deprivation is real, it impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. We are here to help get you back on the right track and on your way to a good nights sleep!

Question:

I have tried everything to get my 3 year old to sleep in his own bed. He always cries and shouts to come in with me. Sleep is rare now and I’m exhausted. How can I stop co-sleeping? Where do I start?

 The first question I always ask a parent is, if their little one would sleep happily all night in their own bed, would the parent(s) still want to bed-share?

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Sleep Advice: Multiple Night Wakings

Multiple Night Wakings Baby Lying on Tummy
Welcome to our Sleep Advice Column, in Partnership with Little Sleep Stars. Here, Lauren, Founder of Little Sleep Stars, helps our tired Mamas who have reached out for advice on the challenges that night time brings. If you, or someone else that you know, is struggling to get their little ones to sleep, please drop us a message, or leave your question in the comments below. Sleep deprivation is real, it impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. We are here to help get you back on the right track and on your way to a good nights sleep!

Question:

My little girl is now 17 months and we still have multiple night wakings. She was breastfed until 12 months then went straight to cows milk. She wakes at night for a cuddle…..this can be a minimum of 2 to 5 times a night! Needless to say I’m shattered! It doesn’t matter who puts her to bed, daddy or mummy she’ll still wake. Yes, we cuddle her to sleep, she won’t settle otherwise. My son was different and luckily started sleeping well by 1. I have been advised to do sleep training/controlled crying but I know that she will not settle. If she’s left too long she gets really worked up and I’m not happy to try this.

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Child Sleep Consultant V Common Sleep Myths

Child Sleep Consultant NewBorn Yawning
Author: Lauren, Proud Mum and Founder of Little Sleep Stars. *Modern Mumology and Little Sleep Stars have a business partnership-stay tuned for more help and guidance helping Mamas get the extra zzz’s they so desperately need (and deserve!)

The Myths Surrounding Child Sleep

Child sleep is one of those subjects on which everyone has an opinion. Even non-parents are quick to tell you what you “should” be doing or why your child’s nocturnal habits are actually all your own fault. Some theories have been so-often repeated that they are now presented as fact, despite being founded on zero evidence. As a child sleep consultant, I’ve heard them all! Here are the most pervasive myths I hear – and their truthful responses.Continue Reading →