Ep 12: Managing Sleep Expectations with Jen Butler

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Jen Butler is Baby & Toddler Consultant passionate about helping mumma’s find their flow in motherhood. She is a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Lactation Consultant and mother of two, so it’s safe to say she really knows her stuff. With her extensive clinical experience in working with families, Jen teaches parents to not only better understand behaviours, triggers and natural cycles that can aid their sleeping and feeding routines, but also appreciate that their baby or toddler is wonderfully unique; and that change is inevitable. As someone who has loved their 8-9 hours sleep for the past 36 years this conversation really gave me hope and taught me that it doesn’t have to be as bad as some of those stories out there! In today’s episode we cover:

(5:23) Respecting the 4th trimester and making the transition for  your baby an easy one

(7:00) The 5 S’s of the fourth trimester and why you need them

(10:00) Why strict sleeping and feeding schedules are typically realistic for a new baby and mumma

(12:50) Self settling is a learned skill and normally doesn’t happen until 4 – 6 months age

(17:15) No baby is born a bad sleeper

(20:55) Why you must listen to this if your toddler is still waking every night

(24:00) Why breastfeeding is not the reason your baby isn’t sleeping through the night

(27:55) Why dummies/pacifiers aren’t always a bad thing

(32:35) What to do if your child is cat-napping

(36:10) Early rising and how to get your baby to stop waking so early

+ a whole lot more!

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