Burn the books

Recently I have been asked to conduct information sessions for mothers around the sleep and settling challenges in babies/toddlers. In these session I offer tips and techniques around creating more sleep and harmony in the home. During these sessions, with much discussion, we have concluded that the amount of information out there on sleep and…

Understanding your baby’s cry and why

It’s hard listening to your baby cry and as parents it pulls at your “heart strings”. So if your baby is tired why don’t they just close their eyes and go to sleep? Wouldn’t it be nice if it were that easy! Traditionally, crying was sometimes ignored. Have you ever heard an older relative say…

Preparing for baby: Useful Tips

Congratulations! Some of the essentials! Preparing for a new baby and the thoughts associated with the responsibility can be both exciting and overwhelming. We know baby books, websites and the internet are all hosts of sources that can be helpful during pregnancy and leading up to labour. Most of the time these can be informative…

Caring for your Newborn baby.

So you are home from hospital! For some, you feel elated while others burst into tears as soon as you walk through the front door. You may ask yourself “Why am I crying? shouldn’t I be over the moon?!”. And then you may think to yourself …. “Oh that’s right! My boobs hurt, my milk…

Hints to help you all get more sleep.

Wouldn’t that be nice! But when “witching hour” (when baby is most unsettled) seems like it is never-ending, a bit like “groundhog day”, it feels like it is almost impossible! And let’s not forget about the confusion that comes with all the information and advice out there – whether it be your mother-in-law that knows…

Communicating with your baby.

Some may think that bonding with their baby is just a natural thing that happens, but for some they need to work at it. In the first 12 months, infants are developing that special relationship or bond with you (attachment)  So it is  important to know why and how to support this as much as…

Find comfort in Sleep/settling techniques that have a gentle approach.

I find comfort in recognising that every baby is an individual and that there are approaches that can help parents  find individualised comforting techniques, to assist their baby to learn to manage their crying and do what they can to comfort them in the process. We all know that babies often cry or grizzle when…

Webinar for new parents

LHLF are pleased to announce the commencement of our bi-weekly webinar for parents! If you would like to join in please email or contact Christina or watch the space for upcoming dates.