Published Articles


It’s not big news that the incidence of children presenting with reflux is on the rise. I have yet to establish if it’s due to cases previously going undiagnosed or perhaps even environmental factors but almost one in every three parents I have met in the last number of years […]

Sleep Hurdles – Colic & Reflux – Part 2 Reflux


Is your little munchkin a “bit of a puker”? Are you covering yourself and the furniture with cloths after each feed for fear of projectile vomits? Well, there is every chance that your little one is simply a “pukey baby” and there is no real cause for concern.   Colic […]

Sleep Hurdles – Colic & Reflux – Part 1 Colic


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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)


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


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)


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Typical!! You’ve just settled back into a nice routine after the Back to School drama and then, bang! The clocks are going back again! Thanks a million, daylight savings! This one can be a tough one for kids/parents of kids who are already early risers or those who you have […]

Clocks going back -Ways to 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