Things To Consider When Buying a New Bed #AD

Getting a good, well rested eight hours of sleep is so important in order to feel wide awake enough to deal with the trials and tribulations of daily life. This can be exhausting if you have young children like I do. I’m a dad of five which includes six year old twins. There is no doubt that they have an abundance of endless energy and some days it can be difficult to keep up. That’s why it’s even more important to have a good nights sleep. Having a good nights sleep is so often down to what your bed is… [Read More]

Video Special: Bed Guru’s #ChooseSleep Campaign: For a Better Nights Sleep #AD

I’ve teamed up with Bed Guru, the online retailer and sleep specialists, to see if they can help me to get a better nights sleep by following their #ChooseSleep Guide. Bed Guru are determined to help solve the sleep loss epidemic by raising awareness through their Choose Sleep campaign. Bed Guru want to educate people about the important of sleep, and ways to help get the most from a good night’s shut eye. I have been working with Bed Guru over the last four weeks bringing you weekly video diaries of my progress. I’ve never been the best sleeper. Although… [Read More]

5 Common Sleep Mistakes Parents Make With Their Children

The debilitating lack of sleep associated with a fussy newborn is the most challenging part of being a new parent. There are times when even the best-behaved babies seem to be lacking sleep. There’s no standard rule of thumb when it comes to getting a baby to sleep, but there are major sleep mistakes parents unwittingly make with their children.  As soon as parents learn these common mistakes and avoid them, their child’s sleeping habits are likely to become normal and more manageable. The following are 5 common sleep mistakes parents make with their children:  1. Using an uncomfortable mattress The importance… [Read More]

The Family Bed No Wait A Minute It’s The Wife’s And Mine

Where oh where did I sign a contract all those years ago that said I would accept our nearly seven year old twin girls crawling into our bed in the middle of the night, and I seriously mean, every night! Not one night will pass by where we do not wake up in the morning and there is four of us in our bed. Well I cannot find said contract and I’m just wondering a little bit now what age they will actually both stay in their beds all night. Oh yes! It would be lovely not to be cramped… [Read More]

Safe Remedies to Help Your Child Feel Better and Sleep Soundly

You want your child to get the most out of their rest time in bed because you’re a good parent and good parents think like that. Sleep can be taken for granted at times, but we must never let it fall down the pecking order because it plays such a pivotal role that you simply can’t function well without it. Children especially need good sleep as their bodies are still growing and evolving with each day that passes. This is their time to rest and recharge. So, what happens if getting off to sleep is a little on the tricky side? well,… [Read More]

How Many of Us Co-Sleep  with Our Children?

I imagine a lot of us share our beds with our small children or babies on a regular basis. I know in our home we do! There aren’t many nights that go by when I’m not sharing a bed with three females. Wait a minute! That is four year old twins and my wife before your minds go into overdrive! I don’t feel unusual because it is going on in many homes around the world, but unfortunately due to what I call parenting ‘one up-manship’ you can feel that you are the only one because what’s one of the most… [Read More]

The things we say to get our children to sleep

Since just before Christmas I have found myself on a more regular basis thinking of some sort of comment to get our twin girls to sleep because at four years of age they are totally understanding. I’m sure everybody has been there. It’s been a long day and four year olds are time consuming. Double that to twins in our case and you can just feel knackered and just would like some time to yourselves, a few of hours of no children. I thought I would give my list of things that I have said over the last few months…. [Read More]

Top tips to help your child to sleep

I am a dad of five children and have had my fair share of sleepless nights. There can be a number of reasons why your child won’t sleep including colic, wind, hunger or just simply needin a nappy change. Colic in particular affects one in five babies in the UK. Britain’s number one colic remedy, Infacol, carried out research into snooze habits from around the globe. Here are some sleeping tips from midwife Nikki Khan. “Many mums will have heard of baby massage, but inSweden they instead practice ‘buffing’. After laying their barn on its belly, Swedish mammas and pappas pat the baby’s bottom in a circular motion… [Read More]