My toddler now screams at bedtime

The following question is one of the most common questions I get from new clients and while I’m sleep coaching my clients.

My baby has been self settling himself to sleep since he was a wee baby and he has been sleeping really well. He’s now 2 years old and other than occasional travel overseas and adjusting to jet lag, there hasn’t been much change to his environment or routine. Nowadays though, he screams bloody murder when I place him in the cot. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what could be causing this sleep to get so disrupted. Is this normal for a 2 year old?

My answer: Yes, that sounds very normal for children not just for 2yo but at any age as they are continuously developing and going through a number of changes. They’re also sorting out in their brain of their new experiences.

As a sleep coach/consultant, I would investigate the root cause of why and when this started. To be honest, sometimes I can’t help my client to pinpoint...

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My Daughter’s “Regression” To Being A Baby

If you read my previous blog post about How My Family Reacted To The Baby News, I touched a lot about how my 6 year old reacted the most. And in it, I also shared that we were working on some regression that came up.

Here’s part two to the story.

My daughter had asked for a pacifier. Her interest and curiosity got stronger as weeks went by and one day while we were out at the mall, she insisted that we get one for her.

She made sure though that when we bought it, we must tell the shop assistant that it’s for the new baby, not for her.

We found one and she was so happy about it.

She took it out from the packaging and put it into her mouth when we got inside the car.

She seemed so happy and satisfied that “oh so this is how sucking on a pacifier feels”.

It was cute actually.

She had on this pacifier in her mouth pretty much the rest of the day and she went to sleep with it.

The next morning, she wanted to bring it with her to school to show it to her...

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How My Family Reacted To The Baby News

If you haven’t already heard, I’m having another baby! I’m at 17 weeks now and just gotten over serious early pregnancy symptoms. You haven’t been receiving my email because I’ve been so, so sick.

I had morning sickness with my other two pregnancies but none of that came close to what I had to go through with this one.

Bottom line is, it was so bad that I couldn’t work and I’ve only gained 500g since I got pregnant. Imagine that.

Now that it’s all over and done with, I’m getting my energy back and I’m more and more inspired to get back to work and share more valuable tips and stories with you!

I’d like to share what it was like for me and my little family when we found out I was pregnant again. Mind you, I thought I was done having babies. My youngest is already 6 years old!

It was unexpected, this pregnancy and truth be told, only my husband and my 9yo daughter were the happiest with the news in the beginning!

I was...

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