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The Holding Technique For No!

19 Responses

  1. Thanks for the video’s Tizzie, what a great idea. Its great to see it in practice rather than just reading it. It was lovely to see the boys as well.
    Best wishes Kerryn

  2. Fantastic Videos Tizzie, and so helpful. Even after 2 Tizzie babies, I can still find new and interesting tips that can help us.
    Thanks for all your amazing work!

  3. Hi Meagan:

    That’s great you are still finding my tips helpful, thank you for the feedback.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

  4. Its great to see a technique in action as it is so easy to second guess what you are doing during those challenging moments!
    I can’t wait to try this out with my very curious 1 yr old. Fingers crossed:)

  5. Hi Nicky you need to choose one child at a time to use the holding technique with. If the other is intentionally going to get into mischief while you working on setting a boundary with the other one you might need to pop the ‘other’ one in a playpen or portacot with some toys while you work on the holding technique with the other toddler! Good luck and congratulations on having twins!

  6. Hi Tizzie

    All your advice is so good, but this is such a teaser(!) – am desperate for your toddler book as my 26 month old has just started to get quite pushy with friends (even though he’s tiny!) and I need to nip it in the bud! Please can you clarify the differences (if tehre are any) between the “save our sleep: Toddler” book on this website and the “How to raise a happy toddler” book that I have seen available for pre-order on a UK site? (Am in UK).

    Many thanks for the stunning advice in Save our Sleep that now has my 7 month old sleeping (almost) perfectly practically one day of your routines and advice, allowing me time for my wonderful (though testing) little boy! And for helping me regain some of my sanity!!! Any tips on how to make daddy sit and read the books rather than watch re-runs of Friends?!?!?! lol!


  7. Hi,
    Is it possible to post the video for the holding technique for no again….I need a refresher! My 10mth old is obsessed with power points, pulling the covers off and sticking things into them!

  8. Hi!!!

    I really just wanted to say thankyou. Your Save our Sleep book has given my whole family our lives back! It was like overnight our little 6 month old changed. She is so happy settled and content. The first day I put her on your routine she slept through from her dream feed till 7am just like you said! I can’t believe it! Her older sister is back in her routine and the family is just happier! Sounds like I have to invest in your toddler book now!

    Thanks again!!!

  9. Hi

    I’ve been using your routines for the past 8 months now (my baby is now 14 months) They have worked wonders! Thank you! I need to invest in the Toddler book now as he’s becoming a little rascal and it’s becoming rather stressful ha!!

    I am also pregnant again and need to buy the the baby book as it was only borrowed off a friend the first time round. I was wanting to know the difference between the Save our Sleep UK and Australian version – is it like with the above Toddler book where it’s exactly the same but just the terminology has been changed to suit each country? The main thing is for the routines from birth.

    Many thanks


  10. My son is now 5. Thank you for saving our sleep all those years ago. Our little boy responded to your technique within 24 hours, and went from the dreadful baby to the dream baby!
    I still insist on anyone I meet to try your techniques. They all have the same issue, and that is sleep!
    It works It works It works!!!

  11. Hi Tizzie

    just went out and bought you book for toddlers … wanted the hubby to see the video for this technique so he does it with our 19 month old boy who has recently started to slap and saying ‘Dont’ to just about everything. The link above is not working nor is the link in one of your messages. Anywhere else I can check and any advice on how on the issue.

    Mandy & Ed

  12. Hi Tizzie- I love everything about this except the consequence being “mommy’s going to HOLD you.” Is there anything else that can be said? I love ‘holding’ my son in general and the thought of being held by a child’s mother being a ‘punishment’ seems a little confusing. I am also not sure if it’s a different country language difference (I am from the U.S.) but we always say, “come here mommy wants to hold you” which is similar thing to hugging/cuddling. Does that make sense? Would love to here your thoughts on that. 🙂 It’s almost like saying “if you don’t listen, mommy’s going to hug you!”

  13. Hi Tizzie,

    Thanks for your video on the holding technique, my 11 month old is a tizze baby from birth and words cant even express my joy with your sos book. He has just started getting into flicking power points and i dont like saying no all the time. I am now going to try a different approach. I have such a happy baby thanks to you and has slept from 7-7 since 6 months!!!!!!!!!!! its GREAT………..

  14. This is such a great technique! How old does a bub need to be to start implementing this technique? My little one is 7 months and nearly crawling so I imagine she will be into heaps of things she shouldn’t be… Maybe I will buy the Toddler book in advance – I have all the others 🙂 She understands simple instructions (hold mummy’s hands, lift your head etc), but is she too young for this technique?

  15. Hi Tizzie,
    The video for the holding technique is no longer available to view on the website but I would love to see it to help with my 2 year old. Any other ways of viewing it please?
    I have recently purchased your SOS book and will start the routines with my 9 week old tomorrow, very excited!

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