Looking for a unique Christmas present for a family member or friend ?

How about the gift of a good night’s sleep?

Goodnight Solutions have simplified their services and prices making it easier for families to access tailor-made support.

A home visit or phone/email package now costs £80 and includes step-by-step sleep plan and on-going email support.

If money is short here is a list of some other support.

The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside – good for anxious children.

I’ll see you in the morning by Mike Jolley – also good for anxious children.

Nightlights by Anne Civardi – mindfulness based short stories.

The Sleep Book by Guy Meadows – mindfulness techniques for adult insomnia.

Niamh O’Reilly – No Fuss Babies and Toddler Sleep – good advice

Millpond Sleep Clinic – Teach your child to sleep – easy to dip into and no need to read the whole book.

There are also some useful websites https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/ – good for mind soothing games, and https://www.headspace.com/

For more information and support contact me at https://www.goodnightsolutions.co.uk/contact/




Where do you want your child to sleep?

Are you happy with where your child sleeps? If so then there’s no problem. But sometimes a child may settle in their parent’s bed or sofa and be carried up to bed asleep. In the hope that the child will then stay in their own sleep space for the night.

Normal sleep involves waking briefly in the night!

Babies and children have a deep sleep for the first 2-3 hours and will then wake briefly – this is normal! However if your child is now in a different place to where they fell asleep they will let you know they are not happy about the change of venue! These brief wakings occur 2-3 times in the second half of the night – often when an exhausted parent is just falling into their deep sleep phase.

Sleeping well is a skill needs to be learnt

Teach your child to stay in their bed at the start of the night and the night wakings will stop providing you are consistent when you return to them in the night.

Make your child’s bedroom a warm pleasant place to be, using blackout blinds to maximise their release of Melatonin to aid sleep.

The bedtime routine is a calming way to end the day and sets up the chemical processes which initiate sleep.

Ensure your child is not hungry or cold by providing a small snack before bed and using covers which don’t fall off the bed – ie tucking a large duvet under the sides of the mattress or affixing it with some buttons.

Quick tips on how to help a child sleep through the night?

The answer is absolute consistency and putting your child to sleep at bedtime in the place you wish them to remain all night.

For help and support on how to keep your child in their beds visit https://www.goodnightsolutions.co.uk/contact/