This week I chat to Tara Mitchell, otherwise known as The Gentle Sleep Specialist. She is a Paediatric nurse and infant & toddler sleep consultant with over 200 5-star reviews for her work. Tara has worked with over 1000 clients and is a trusted referral source for Paediatricians, Midwives, Child Health Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Teachers and many more. Today we bust the myth that being a parent inherently means you say goodbye to good sleep and that babies are just ‘bad at sleeping’.
We talk about why sleep is so important for our kids physically, emotionally and psychologically and how a lack of sleep may not only impacts their health, but the health of their families as well. We discuss why families should absolutely seek help if they need it as well as the below common challenges:
+ how can I prevent my baby being overtired?
+ transitioning to their own cot/room
+ how reflux affects sleep
+ sleep and feeding and why breastfeeding mums can have babies that sleep through the night