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SPRING FORWARD – THE UPCOMING CLOCK CHANGE Saturday 25th March 2017 You can’t stop it happening on the night of Saturday 25th March 2017 so let’s be prepared! For many of us, Daylight Savings Time changes are enough to put the fear of God in us, but those with “poor […]

Spring Forward – Clocks jump ahead on March 25th


This piece was written for and first appeared on HerFamily.ie in 2015 Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be explaining a couple of the things that go bump in the night when it comes to our little ones. This week, we’re looking at nightmares: why they happen and what […]

Things that go bump in the Night – Nightmares (herfamily.ie)


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During the week, I announced that I had been writing a book and that it will hit bookstores in early May. I never thought about writing before. I am not even sure how it happened but, there you have it. I am now a bona fide author, no less! If […]

Unchartered Territory – Daunting but exciting



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This piece was written for and first appeared on HerFamily.ie in 2015 Last week, following my piece about encouraging good sleep habits with our little ones, some of you mentioned that the dream feed was something that worked well for you, certainly until the babies were nicely established on solid […]

The Dream Feed (Herfamily.ie published)


This article was written for and first appeared on Herfamily.ie in 2015 I regularly hear people say, “I plan to have a routine once the baby is home from hospital” or “I am never bringing my baby into my bed” or “This baby will not change my life”. Well, as […]

Sleep: We want more! (from HerFamily.ie)


Just a quick post on the best ways of dealing with the upcoming clock change. A simple hour change can (but not always) throw their sleep pattern off for up to a week. Get your little ones to go to bed 15 mins later every few days, for a few […]

Clocks going back -Avoid a madhouse!



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I was asked by Eumom and Supervalu to write a piece about napping for 9 month olds. It is on the supervalu.ie website and thought I would share it here too Enjoy and hope you find it helpful N It’s no secret how important sleep is to us (as adults). […]

Nap time and Routine for 9 mth olds


Hi   Some of you may know that I run a number of courses in The Nursery (www.thenursery.ie) Our next Paediatric First Aid Course is on Saturday 6th April 2013. Paediatric First Aid Course at The Nursery,  Monkstown on   Saturday 6th April 2013     9.30-1pm OR 1.30-5pm. Topics […]

Paediatric First Aid Course Update


I recently worked with a client who had spent almost 4 years trying to reclaim the night from his little guy.  Their son had spent more time in his parents bed than in his own (and the novelty was really wearing off for mum and dad!)  We decided to create […]

Good Sleep Habits for Toddlers getting out of bed