It's 2.13 am. The house is silent. Silent that is, except for the angry wails and shouts exploding from my nine month old daughter's nursery. Baby girl is pissed. In fact I'm almost certain when I looked at the monitor screen I saw her give the camera The Ups (does anyone ever call it that… Continue reading In space no one can hear you scream. But four other people live in our house, so stop screaming.
The Middle of The Week: I made a conscious decision on Wednesday to switch off my laptop and stop journaling. I had been using my computer as a distraction for myself when Rosie was settling and I was attempting to resist those maternal instincts yelling at me to go and pick her up. I started… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part four
Tuesday “Here comes the sun” -George Harrison At seven am I woke up to the sweet sound of silence. She’d slept from nearly four to seven. She kept sleeping. And sleeping. When she woke up at eight, I could hear Rosie chortling in delight in her cot. Not screaming out or crying like she usually… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part three
Monday Night – What fresh hell is this? -Dorothy Parker Last night wasn’t fun. Actually it was an atrocity. At bedtime the nurse and I decided to bite the bullet and change to Comfort Settling, given that Hands-on settling hadn’t worked so well during the day. We suspect it didn’t work because of Rosie’s age,… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part two
... but I said no no no. If anyone's ever known how Rosie's feeling tonight, it was the late and great Amy Winehouse. These words of protest came right from the depths of her soul. Of course, I draw the line there at any similarity between Amy and Rosie- after all, they were trying to… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Prologue – They tried to make me go to rehab…
Whether you're headed to Ellen Barron, Tresillian, Karitane or a private sleep centre like the Brisbane Nurture Centre, you're going to want to make the most of your time with the professionals. I've had success at sleep school with all three of my babies, and I think I've pinpointed the five ways that our success was… Continue reading Five Rules for Sleep School Success
Monday Nobody said it was easy. No-one ever said it would be this hard. I’m going back to the start. -Coldplay Arriving at the centre, the yellow rendered façade of the building shines like a golden beacon of hope. I realise I’ve set my expectations high, and a pang of panic hits me where it hurts… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part One.
I recently had the pleasure and privilege of meeting Rowena Bennet, author of the Your Baby series. Rowena is an experienced midwife, a child health nurse, a published author and generally a Baby Sleep Guru. Listening to her speak, and putting her plan in to practise has given fantastic results. My daughter who was previously… Continue reading Save your sleep and your sanity: The best $12 an exhausted and desperate mother can spend.