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1 pm sleep time otherwise known as Mummy time!

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Hi Kate:

You asked me if I could tell you what my boy’s routine looked like so here it is. It is pretty much the same as the sample routine for a baby and toddler on page 143 of the fully revised and updated Save Our Sleep® book or page 135 of the old book.

I thought I would give you a rundown of last Sunday in the Tizzie household.

7 am I woke Cillian up and fed him, changed him and got him dressed for the day.

(Some days Darragh wakes at 7 if he hears Cillian and I either read to him, watch Brum with him or set him up on his easy PC while I feed Cillian. Today I actually fed them both in bed I got Cillian on the breast and then lay Darragh on the other side and fed him his bottle.)

8 am Darragh woke up and I gave him his morning bottle of milk, Cillian lay under the play centre while I gave Darragh his bottle.

8.45 am Darragh had his breakfast, Cillian was in my arm watching Darragh eat and Cillian and I gave Darragh a hand with the odd spoon full.

9 am Cillian went to bed. I dressed Darragh for the day and got the car packed to go to the beach. At 10 am I got Cillian out of his crib and put him in the car seat and we headed off to the beach 40 minutes away. (not our local one.) Nathan had left at 7.30 to cycle and he met us at the beach at 10.40 am where we transferred Cillian to his buggy.

11 am we were set up at the beach and I fed Cillian in a beach tent. Darragh played at the beach with a friend and we all left and went to a café for 12.30 pm where Darragh had lunch. At 1 pm I wrapped Cillian and put him to bed in his car seat and put Darragh in the buggy. As you will see from the Video they both slept. If Cillian had not transferred in the morning and had woken before 11 am I would have adjusted him afternoon sleep to a bit earlier as explained in the book.

1 pm both asleep and mummy time for me!! I had a coffee and too many chips! Click on the link at the top to watch the video!

3 pm Darragh woke up and had a drink and a snack while I fed Cillian and then we went for a quick walk before we headed home at 4.30 pm (Cillian nap time). We had to take a back road a 4 wheel drive route because the road through Anglesea was so busy.

We got home at 5.15 and I set Darragh up with his dinner and I bathed Cillian in the tummy tub on the kitchen table while Darragh sat beside us and ate.

5.50 pm Darragh had his bath while Cillian had a kick under his play centre again. ( Nathan was off doing the weekly shop)

6.10 pm I fed Cillian and Darragh had some time playing his Easy PC and then Nathan got home at about 6.30 am and gave Darragh his milk.

Both boys went to bed at 7 pm!!!!!!!!!!!

PS: It is not me talking in the video it is Sue my sister!

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  1. January 13th, 2010 at 8:40 am Joanne says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Just wanted to say a big thankyou that is a huge help to 2nd time Mums like me! Really adds to the routine eg in the book.

    Oh and by the way T was sitting on my knee when I watched your vid and said “Hi Darragh” over and over, then “Darragh again” and I had to keep hitting replay LOL!

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  3. January 13th, 2010 at 10:53 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Joanne:

    That’s so cute! Did you see Darragh’s diary and birthday cake? I hope you see the funny side!!

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  5. January 13th, 2010 at 9:41 pm Lynn says:

    Tizzie, how are you? 🙂

    Does Darragh still talk for eons till about 8pm before falling asleep? Or is he pass that stage?

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  7. January 13th, 2010 at 9:53 pm Tizzie says:

    I had to think about that for a minute, he must have stopped doing that a few weeks ago, maybe because we are swimming everyday and he is very tired. he is asleep these nights before i even walk out of his room.

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  9. January 17th, 2010 at 6:30 pm Kerryn says:

    Thank you for sharing your day Tizzie, I agree with Joanne, its great having it written in a book, but even better when you hear exactly how it all works in practice, especially from the Master herself. Keep up the great blogging!

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  11. January 17th, 2010 at 9:29 pm Tizzie says:

    Thanks!

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  13. January 18th, 2010 at 4:11 pm Kerryn says:

    Tizzie if you get the chance, would it be possible to get a rundown of the boys food routine as well, i.e. what they had to eat and how much. Sometimes I am lost for ideas and get a bit stumped as to what to give my little girl instead of the same things over and over… it would also be helpful to know how much especially Darragh is eating as a guide as my little girl is close to him in age! (I know they are all so different but just to get an idea).
    Thanks so much

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  15. January 18th, 2010 at 7:25 pm Lynn says:

    Wow, Tizzie…. Darragh sure sleeps ALOT! I remembered I read somewhere once that babies who have been on your routine from early days tend to move up routines quicker. How come Darragh still sleeps 15 hours at 2 years of age?

    Makes me wonder if mine at 19.5 months is getting enough?!

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  17. January 19th, 2010 at 10:15 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Kerryn:

    Well Cillian’s easy he just has one breast at 7 am and then both breast for all other feeds apart from the 6 pm feed where he has 7 oz/180mls of Bellamies formula, I have started him on some formula to avoid allergies.

    Darragh has 2 oz/ 60mls of cows milk at 8.30 when he wakes up.
    He has two kids weetbix with milk followed by a yogurt, fruit and toast at 9 am.
    10.30 am he has a plate of cheese, fruit and crackers or cruskits.
    12.15 pm he has the odd day maybe twice a week when he has a ham and cheese sandwich but most days he has spag bol or fish pie or another pasta dish. (He eats heaps of pasta in fact Nathan worries he eats too much pasta)
    3.15 pm a banana or apple cut up
    5.30 pm he eats with us 4 nights a week and eats what we eat. So steak if we are out, lasagne last night with carrots, roast chicken or lamb, chops and veg he pretty much eats every thing.
    At 6.30 pm he has 2 oz/ 60mls of cows milk

    I hope this helps.

    Yes Lynn: Darragh sleeps well! I am very lucky he loves his sleep like his mummy. I have no idea why maybe it is because I keep him really warm and well fed.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  19. January 19th, 2010 at 7:25 pm Lynn says:

    I guess every child is different! What is his bedding like on a horrid hot summer day? Say if his room temperature is 28 degrees? Well… assuming that you don’t turn the air con on! Thanks Tizzie 🙂

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  21. January 20th, 2010 at 12:36 am Kerryn says:

    Thank you so much Tizzie, that really helps… I think I’ve figured out already that my LO is having too much milk?? She probably has at least 150ml in the morning sometimes after her day sleep and around 50mls before bed. She is not a fussy eater in that she’ll eat most things, but would not eat even half of what Darragh does. I.e. For breakfast approx. 45 mins after her milk she would have 1 kids weetbix with 2 strawberries, then maybe a biscuit or fruit for morning tea, half a sandwich or a small cup of pasta/spaghetti type dish for lunch before her sleep, thenshe has milk after her sleep (this is usually her favourite milk feed) fruit or yoghurt or nuts as a mid-afternoon snack and then another cup sized portion of dinner…. I’m thinking maybe I should cut the milk back?? She sleeps well, especially her day sleep (2 hours), although she seems to go through stages where she’s restless at night. She is a very restless sleeper though and moves all around the cot no matter how many blankets I put on her (she is in a bag also).

    Thanks again for taking the time to share the kids food diaries!! I lost my Mum’s group when I moved interstate so its nice as a Mum to hear what other kids are up to!

    Warm regards Kerryn

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  23. January 21st, 2010 at 12:33 pm Lisa Hyland says:

    Hi there,

    I too have mummy time at 1pm and wanted to write and thank you 🙂 Without my mummy time I would be a much grumpier parent!! I looked for many answers to a catnapping baby and found your book when my son was 6 weeks old. it saved us and I looked forward to using your routines with my second child.

    I now have a three year old and a one year old who are both Tizzie children thanks to the save our sleep book. It is really fabulous and I have recommended it to many friends.

    Thanks again,

    Lisa Hyland
    Palmerston North
    New Zealand

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  25. January 23rd, 2010 at 9:35 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lynn:

    Yes they are all different Lynn. Darragh room can get to 28 degrees some days as we don’t have aircon at that end of the house. He wears recommended clothing. 1.0tog bag and 6-8 layers of blankets. I don’t vary it that much I must admit. Do remember though that Darragh is 2 now and I have found once children get to 18 months they become much better at regulating their own body temp.

    Your welcome Kerryn: I am not sure how old your little girl is but you may need to look at cutting out the day milk feed if she is over 12 months and you should then notice her eating improving. It appears she is getting lots of calcium in other forms in her diet. In regards to your mother’s group I am sure if you went and saw the local MCHN clinic they may be able to put you in contact with some people with children the same age who may possible still meet?

    Hi Lisa:

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that you are able to enjoy “1pm Mummy time too”. Do you know it is funny here at the Save Our Sleep® office we can always tell when it is 1pm as all the shop orders start flooding in to the inbox and we always say – “Must be 1pm and all the babies are in bed, and the Mums are online shopping” LOL

    I am so pleased that by following my routines you have a happy parenting experience and happy, contented and well rested children. Keep up the great parenting

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  27. January 26th, 2010 at 5:35 pm Kerryn says:

    Thank you for your time and advice Tizzie, I’ve adjusted my LO’s milk and have already seen an improvement, never thought about the milk being too much! Can’t wait to receive my pre-ordered SOS Toddler book in the mail!! Take care and best wishes.

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  29. January 27th, 2010 at 2:05 pm Tizzie says:

    That’s great news Kerryn: I hope you have your toddler book by now.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  31. January 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm Natasha says:

    I am so jealous that Darragh will sleep for 2hrs in his stroller i can get my DD2 27months to sleep in hers no worries but always wakes up after 40mins i can’t get her to go back to sleep.
    Do you wake Darragh after 2hrs of a nap?

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  33. January 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm Kerryn says:

    You must have read my mind Tizzie, I received it today in the mail and was going to post a message saying how beside myself I was with excitement!! ha ha Thank you, can’t wait to get stuck into it with a nice cup of tea, now my LO is safely tucked up in bed. Best wishes Kerryn

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  35. January 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Natasha: Yes I wake Darragh at 3 pm if he is not awake but in the buggy he normally wakes up before 3 pm.

    Hi Kerryn: That’s great you have it I hope you enjoy it.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  37. February 2nd, 2010 at 2:32 pm Kim Webb says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Thankyou for taking the time to put your boys routines down for us all to see 🙂

    I have a question regarding bedding that was touched on in a previous message.
    I just bought your “Keeping babies safe at night’ Guide as my LO wakes at 5.30-6.00am every morning.
    After reading the guide I changed most things with his cot & bedding.
    he was laying on the Plastic side of the matress & turned it over & added more blankets & a sheet to his bedding.
    We live in QLD & his room temp is usually 25-28 degrees & I worry about over heating.
    He goes to bed in a babygro type outfit with no feet (as I worry he will overheat) & nothing underneath this outfeet. He then has a 1.0 Tog sleeping bag & a sheet with 2 cotton blankets.

    The first morning after reading your guide & changing his bedding he woke about 5.30am but fell back to sleep around 6.30 & I got him up at 7am (Dad & I made a big fuss over him 🙂 & the following morning I heard him around 5am & my partner did his dream feed the night before so I knew he woulld not have tucked him in as well as I would have & I got up & tucked him in & he went back to sleep afetr about an hour.
    After those two days I did not go back in once I heard him wake early in the morning & he is still waking around 5.30-6.00.

    I am really worried about overheating him & just want to check that the bedding is okay.
    I am trying to drop the dream feed & wondered if its okay to bring the dreamfeed back as he wakes around the same time in the morning weather he has his dream feed at 9.30pm or 11.00pm? (We have varied it in the past to see if it helped)

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Kindest Regards,
    Kim

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  39. February 3rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm Tizzie says:

    Here is you time, you need to log in to see it.

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  41. February 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Kim:

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. It is great that you have changed things with your little ones bedding well done. I know it is a worry about over heating your baby but you have to get it really wrong for a baby to over heat. I have here a reference sheet from an SIDS and Kids meeting dated the 6 September 2007 on page 3 in the conclusion box it states there is no evidence to show that extra thermal insulation increases the risk of SIDS in infants who sleep on the back with the head and face uncovered. So if you are following the guides in my guide and using cotton or bamboo bedding and have your little ones face and head uncovered with him on his back you do not need to worry yourself about over heating. It sounds like you are doing well but I would try the exact bedding in the guide as a start and if you still have early rising try adding another blanket or two. Yes it is okay to bring the dreamfeed back.
    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  43. February 4th, 2010 at 8:42 pm Lynn says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Ummm…. 28 degrees and Darragh has 6-8 layers of blanket? LOL…. do you mean 2 layers, as per your guide? 😀 😀

    I’m telling you I would have probably gone and put 6 blankets on my girl, Hehehehe….

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  45. February 4th, 2010 at 9:14 pm Tizzie says:

    Sorry the link was broken here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cgiiX8Ebk

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  47. February 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lynn:

    I am sorry I wasn’t very clear, now that Darragh is older he goes to bed with 6 blankets sometimes 8 and he pushes them off or pulls them up if he is cold. Once your toddler is older they are much better at looking after their own needs. With Cillian I find I follow the guide but use one extra blanket.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  49. February 6th, 2010 at 2:32 pm Lynn says:

    Thanks, Tizzie 🙂

    At what age did you teach Darragh to do that? I am wondering if my girl has been kicking off her blankets when she got warm. She is 20 months.

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  51. February 6th, 2010 at 11:23 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lynn:

    I started teaching Darragh at about 14 months how to put his bedding on himself. I did it while he was up by doing role play. We would set up a pretend bed in the living room on the floor with a blanket and I would say mummy is cold and pull the blanket up and then mummy is hot and push it off.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  53. February 10th, 2010 at 7:44 pm Lynn says:

    Thank you so much for your advice. I will try that and see how I go.

    Is it normal for a toddler to start sleeping on her side (curled fetus position) and at the top of the cot (head at the bedhead)? I may have misunderstood and thought she was cold.

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  55. February 11th, 2010 at 9:34 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lynn:

    I think that sounds like she is cold, I would try more bedding or making the room a bit warmer.

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  57. February 12th, 2010 at 1:41 pm Lynn says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Yes, I thought she was cold too so I did put on 1 more blanket on her but she ended up sort of “moaning” every 2-3 hours and when I checked on her she had kicked her blankets off and her hair was damp. This is a 26 degree day and was sticky/humid.

    I’ve actually left her sleeping the way she self-settled (ie, top of cot, sleeping on the side) and she did not wake till I woke her at 7am. I hope that is fine…

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  59. February 15th, 2010 at 3:37 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lynn:

    Yes it is fine that you left her where she had settled, maybe moving her is taking her away from what she is using to comfort herself to sleep. So from now I would leave her. (to any one else reading this please note this is a toddler not a baby we are talking about)

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  61. February 15th, 2010 at 5:09 pm Carrie says:

    Hi Tizzie/Ladies
    I have just been reading your blog on “mummy time” and I am so sad that I have lost it over hte past month.
    To cut a long story short – we went away on Aust Day long weekend – we tried hard to stick to our normal routines but doing lots of out and about things and sometimes it not always being possible to adhere the routine, it appears since we have come back things have gone REALLY pear shaped.
    We had a week and a half of DD canning her day sleep – this of course lead to her being over tired and affecting her am wake time. We seem to now have nearly sorted the day sleep (aside from today – where she is currently in her bed protesting for what is coming on to 1.5 hours) however have started waking at 6-6.30am. I have bought the new Toddler SOS and tired EVERYITNG.
    I have moved her sleep later – this did not help
    Put her to bed at 6.30 this did not help
    Tired sticking to her old routine – this did not help
    Added more blankets etc – this did not help
    Put a drink in her bed for the morning – this did not help
    I only ever now let her have 2 hours sleep as she is 26 months.
    She is SO OVERTIRED and I can’t break the cycle. How long do you let them protest during the day? If she falls asleep at 2.30 do I still wake her at 3 and try for bed at 6.30/7?
    No matter waht I do I cant seem to get it right…….. I miss my 1pm mummy time and I miss my happy little girl.

    PS – its seems no matter is she sleep or not during the day or what time I have tried putting her to bed (be it 6.30 or 7) she is 95% of the time now awake still until 8pm. She is only getting on average 10 hours sleep a night and some days 2 hours. We were so good 3 weeks ago!! What has happened?
    I need my mummy time back before number two arrives in 4 months ?

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  63. February 16th, 2010 at 8:21 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Carrie:

    I am so sorry to hear things are not going well for you. It sounds like you really have tried everything well done. Because she is over two I would suggest telling her it is bed time and what she decides to do in bed is her choice. Tell her you are going to put her in bed and you will be back in at 3 pm to get her up regardless of what fuss she makes. I would give her a couple of safe books for her to read and explain she doesn’t have to sleep she just has to rest and she can look at the books if she wants. Then I would leave her to yell at sleep time but keep an eye on her without her seeing you so she doesn’t come to any harm. At 3 pm even if she has only just gone to sleep I would suggest you get her up.

    With not going to sleep until 8 pm I would not worry about this she is still resting and toddlers of this age often talk for a while before they go to sleep. I am sorry this reply is short and to the point but I am very snowed under at the moment. If you are able to afford to join our online advice area you would get lots of help and support in there with this problem and with the new baby, be the way congratulations. Please pop back in here and let us know when your baby arrives. Best of luck with your toddler and the rest of your pregnancy.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  65. March 19th, 2010 at 4:57 pm Kristina says:

    Hi tizzee, i hear your the baby whisperer! i’ve read your book over and over and have found the dreamfeed to work!! keep up the good advice. The problem i’m having is in the day with my 10 wk old boy. I know you can’t give me a lot of advice as your time is precious but i can’t get him to self settle he goes red and screams!!! till he falls asleep and is so overtired and then only sleeps 40 mins. i’ve had a gov organisation try help and it’s still not working. I’m really sadened by this… any quick advice? i will try and join save our sleep online but till then any suggestions? his to tired to take his bottle. You can imagine this cycle!!

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  67. March 19th, 2010 at 5:01 pm Kristina says:

    sorry tizzee but i forgot to mention he has self settled before. Also i have been trying to get him on routine for the last month consistantly. Thankyou also for taking the time to read my blog. I’m only comfortable and trusting with your advice. Thanks Kristina

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  69. March 22nd, 2010 at 2:38 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Kristina:

    Thank you for your posts. I am sorry to hear you are having some troubles establishing the routine. The online advice area really is the best way to seek individual advice as we can then look into your indvidual situation with all the information needed and guide you on what you need to do to get the routine working better.
    The Four areas we intially look at are – Is your little one hugry, are you feeding him breast or bottle until full? If breastfeeding is there anything that could be effecting your supply?
    Is your baby warm enough? we have found addressing a baby’s bedding can solve 70 % of sleep and settling problems.
    Are you aiding your baby to sleep? e.g does your baby have a dummy, do you play music in the nursery, do you feed your baby to sleep or rock your baby, if so we would need to look at removing this aid.
    Is your baby tired enough? Some babies need more awake time before sleeps than others, this is a final option though and you would only look at more awake time after you are 100% sure your baby is warm enough, not being aided to sleep and not hungry.
    As you can see without further information it really is very difficult to guide you but as a starting point I would suggest looking at the bedding guide and making sure your little one is warm enough and also making sure he is not hungry, and not being aided to sleep and then if you join the online advice area we can explore other issues if these things do not solve your settling issues.
    (link to bedding guide)
    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  71. March 23rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm Kristina says:

    thankyou so much tizzee for your reply! my baby is on a bottle and 5 feeds at 160 ml a feed. my baby used to be cold till i downloaded your bedding guide and he never woke again at 4am!!yay god bless you lol. he doesn’t take a dummy after i read your book so thats not an issue. He does like motion to get to sleep most of the time and other times he will go to sleep himself. sometimes he will re-settle after 1sleep cycle but most of the time not. I’ve tried looking at all aspects of your book, but he will not settle. I want to say a huge thankyou for your support and advice, your doing miracles for mums and dads im always saying tizzee says this…lol i just find that joseph gets very emotional for settling and can never stay wake till your scheduled sleep times. If that could work i could have mummytime!! look forward to your reply…Kristina

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  73. March 23rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm Kristina says:

    oh sorry again tizzee but i have been patting him to sleep after he protests for a certain amount of time like in your book under self-settling guide. So maybe after he protests and i go in to help him settle he is using this as an aid???

    thanks again Kristina

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  75. March 23rd, 2010 at 1:10 pm Kristina says:

    oh again as i’m thinking about it he goes from being 0-100 in tired signs way before your sleep times. And he is 11 weeks old weighing 6.7kg and is 63cm long. does he fall into a different category for weight? and if he gets patted to sleep how do i remove this? and then he wakes 5 mins later..

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  77. March 23rd, 2010 at 1:38 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Kristina:

    Thank you for getting back to me. It is great you have made him warmer and that has helped. I really will need to direct you to the online advice area for further advice as we really need to look specifically into your situation to be able to guide you further. However a couple more final things. You say he drinks 160mls at each feed. If he drains this then you should always make and offer more, if you are already doing this that is good. With the awake time, it is really important to not put your baby down before the scheduled time if catnapping is a problem. Try changing the situation your little one is in, or nappy free time, or even a little bath to help get him through until the sleep time. You mention he likes motion – if you are always rocking him to sleep then this will be an aid. Try to wrap him up, cover him with the correct bedding and leave him to settle himself.

    I am sorry I can’t help you anymore via the blog but if you join the online advice are I am confident that the parents in there as well as my team will be able to guide you further.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  79. March 23rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm Kristina says:

    thankyou tizzee it’s great you could assist me even to this point i totally understand that i need to join online and i’m hoping i will be able to soon because i’m sure me and joseph would gain a lot more from it. Thanks again tizze for all your advice. i appreciate it a lot. I hope i’m not interupting your mummy time oh and i saw the channel 10 report and i think it’s even more mad to have a COLD baby..

    Thankyou and keep up the good work…
    Kristina and Joseph

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  81. March 24th, 2010 at 12:10 pm Tizzie says:

    You’re Welcome and all the best 🙂

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  83. October 15th, 2010 at 5:39 pm Tanya says:

    Hi Tizzy,
    First up I just wanted to say a huge thankyoubecause up until now I was totally lost. I have two older children 10 and 8 and a baby 8mths and no one in our house has had a full nights sleep in the last two months. For the last two days I have been implementing your routines and also getting his bedding right and it seems to be working but my question is in relation to your example routine. As I have the two older children my baby is taken out and about a lot. He will often fall asleep in his car seat or pram and when transfered he wakes up. How am I meant to adjust the routine. I cant find the answer in your book? Thanks so much again. xxoo

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  85. October 18th, 2010 at 11:12 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Tanya:
    Thank you for your thank you it is great news to hear that the routines and my bedding guide is helping you all to sleep better. With going out and about with your baby if it is sleep time just be sure to dress your baby for sleep as in his safe sleeping bag and wrap if you are still wrappiong and have him somewhere safe to sleep. Try and delay his bedtime if you can until you are at home and try and have at least one sleep a day at home if posible. If you need me to look into your situation and help you further you will have to book a consultaion with me.
    gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  87. November 3rd, 2010 at 8:56 pm anne yap says:

    hi tizzie,

    this link that you posted doesn’t have any sound to it 🙁

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cgiiX8Ebk

    regards,
    Anne

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  89. November 8th, 2010 at 12:58 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Anne:

    I have tried the link and it works perfectly for me – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cgiiX8Ebk can you try again or on a different computer?

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  91. January 10th, 2011 at 8:52 pm Sarah Kriegler says:

    hi Tizzie, we are currently living in Newcastle where it is extremely hot and humid at night. we do not have air con but do have a ceiliing fan. our 3 month old had been a perfect sleeper before we moved here (originally from Melbourne ) I was following your sleep temp guides. however, up here, I’ve tried following the guide for nsw but he seems super hot and sweaty and no matter what we seem to he is restless at night. we only have a porta cot up here which makes him sweat worse so we are putting him in our bed at night as it seems cooler. he’s fine in the day but restless at night. do you have any suggestions? thank you, Sarah

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  93. January 12th, 2011 at 12:46 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Sarah:

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. All babies seem to sweat in porta cots apart from the babybjorn one http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/2413/41454/ it really would be safer to purchase one of these or a proper cot.

    I am not 100% sure of the dangers in planned co-sleeping but I believe planned co-sleeping is safer than accidental co-sleeping where you don’t plan it as a parenting choice you just find one night you take your baby into your bed for one reason or another. This is dangerous and you should not practice it so I ask you to please put your baby in a cot.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  95. January 13th, 2011 at 12:13 am Sarah Kriegler says:

    thanks tizzie, your advice is deeply appreciated.
    Sarah

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  97. January 13th, 2011 at 6:14 am Tizzie says:

    You are welcome!

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  99. March 9th, 2016 at 2:07 pm yasmim says:

    Hi lizzy. Need your help I love save our sleep worked great when my boys were younger. They are nearly three they resist there nap at 1230-1 but blown out by 4. I put them to bed at 7 but don’t fall asleep until 830. I also have a 7 month old. So mummy sleep time at 1 is still important in my house hold.? I feel they still need at sleep as when they don’t they just fight with each other and don’t listen to a word I say. What’s your advise please?
    Kind regards Yasmin

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  101. March 9th, 2016 at 2:15 pm yasmin says:

    Sorry Tizze.I wrote lizzy sleep deprived

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  103. March 30th, 2016 at 11:11 am Tizzie Hall says:

    Hi Yasmin,

    I’m sorry to hear that your boys are having some trouble with their sleep at the moment. Unfortunately without lots of very detailed information about your boys routines, their diet, their bedding, and other information we are really not able to guide you correctly. If you are able to, the best thing to do would be to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our members can help you look at everything in detail. That way they can help you to work out a routine for your older children and your baby that will hopefully get everyone enough sleep and help with their settling.

    I can suggest though that 12.30/1pm is quite early for a nearly 3 year old to sleep during the day, so we would suggest trying a sleep time of closer to 1.40pm (which is the time on the guide routine for this age from the toddler book) and letting them sleep for a maximum of 1 hour so that they are more easily able to settle at 7pm when put down to bed. This should fit well with your 7 month old who would usually be on a 1.20pm sleep time at this age, so you would be able to get your baby down first and then get your boys to bed at 1.40 and then wake your boys and set them up with an afternoon snack just before your 7 month old wakes from his afternoon sleep. Hopefully this would give you an hour to have a little rest in the afternoon. As I mentioned though it is difficult to guide you without lots of very detailed information, so if you can the best thing to do would be to consider the Online Advice – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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