Tag Archives: sleep

Special Needs Diary #11 – Making Friends & Going On A Sleepover

It feels like turning 8 years old has brought so many new things to P1s life already and it’s only been a few weeks. When she received an invitation to attend a sleepover party with one of her new Brownie friends, I had instant flash backs from my childhood. I remember a couple of sleepovers when there was more than …

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Sleep Deprivation Is Actual Torture

I was teased whilst we were in America. I experienced five days of what my life probably should be like by now. I put the girls to bed and didn’t hear from them until morning. In other words I had four full nights of sleep. I don’t think I really got to feel the benefits though as jet lag kicked …

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Golden Bear Sleep Tight All Night Iggle Piggle Review

It’s no secret that we have one child that really struggles with sleep. P2 will be four years old in February and I think I can probably count the amount of times she’s ever slept through on my fingers and toes. It has come to light that it’s actually just us that she doesn’t sleep for, she’s fine with my …

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Going On A Sleep Retreat & Unboxing A Gift From DryNites

I was invited to a sleep retreat with DryNites as part of our ambassadorship, whilst there I learnt that getting a good night sleep is actually so much more than just putting them to bed in the evening. I had been super excited in the lead up to the sleep retreat. It was going to be one full 24 hours for just …

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Why Won’t She Sleep?

I am writing this on the evening of the 4th August. We’ve had a pretty good day in the scheme of things. It started with a trip to the school to drop P1 off for her summer school and the other two were able to play for a bit in the playground. I then went to the doctors, we went …

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Beginning To Tackle Bed Wetting With DryNites

In case you missed it, we are DryNites Ambassadors for 2016 and as part of our journey I am creating three videos in the hope that my experiences can help my readers and many others around the world to experience a confident night of sleep. My first video for DryNites is all about our bed wetting journey with P2 and a short little introduction. …

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Worlds Apart Junior ReadyBed Review

Every first weekend of the month P1 and P2 head off for a one night sleep over with my Mum. This weekend will be P3s first experience of the sleepover as we’ve felt she was a little too young previously. The girls have their own special room and have been kitted out with a bed, but P3 doesn’t yet so …

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Sleep & Reducing Milk

I gave this post a title and saved it to my drafts a few weeks ago and it has been left blank since. I’ve been a little scared to even think about physically writing the words down just in case I jinx things because quite frankly, it’s been known to happen with my blog. The topic I want to discuss …

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Our New Bedtime Routine

I had drafted up the title of this post with intentions to write about our new bedtime routine. It was back a few weeks ago when I felt we’d finally hit a stage where I was winning the parenting role. We’d had nearly a month of an established routine that worked for us. Then something pooped on my parade before …

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The Results – JOHNSON’S 3 Steps To Better Sleep

Two weeks ago we embarked on a journey that was hopefully going to change our lives for the better. JOHNSON‘s had asked us to take 3 steps at bedtime; bath, massage and quiet time using their Bedtime bath products. We were asked to do this routine every night to improve P3s sleep. I was very anxious when starting this new …

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An MRI Scan On A 3 Year Old

I really love the Timehop app sometimes. It reminds you of the insignificant events of your life and the really important ones that you shouldn’t forget but do. A few days ago it showed me a status where I was feeling apprehensive about the MRI scan my eldest had to have. It was four years ago today.  The photos in …

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The 3rd Time Of Moving From Cot To Bed

P2 was just 15 months old when we moved her from cot to bed, or mattress on the floor to be precise. I don’t remember when I moved P1, I’m pretty sure she was much older. I thought we had plenty of time before it would be P3s turn but that time came and on the 23rd February she came …

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JOHNSON’S 3 Steps To Better Sleep

If you are a long term reader of my blog you will know that sleep is not my best friend. I had 19 months of broken sleep with P2 before we introduced P3 to the mix and it now equals to 3 years of broken sleep. So my experience of sleep certainly hasn’t been a good one and when JOHNSON’S …

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Breaking Her Milk Habit Before Her 3rd Birthday

At around 6 months of age a baby has the ability to sleep a full night of sleep. P1 was 10 months when she began to sleep an amazing 12 hour stretch. P2 is yet to reach that milestone and P3 exactly the same. They both have habits that need breaking.  A preschooler needs 11 hours of sleep plus a …

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“I had made the definite decision not to cosleep with P3”

Cosleeping with P2 was not a conscious decision that we’d made. It just happened and we managed to get more sleep despite having a leg in our ribs or our eyes getting poked out. We coslept for around a year on and off. Although it worked for us, I had made the definite decision not to cosleep with P3 under …

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