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  1. April 26th, 2012 at 1:30 am Alice says:

    Thank you for all your wonderful videos Tizzie! I was just wondering how to get my 11 month old used to sleeping under blankets? She sleeps in a sleeping bag but I haven’t been putting blankets on her. I feel I need to now as its colder. The few times I have tried blankets she has wriggled out straight away.

    Thanks

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  3. April 26th, 2012 at 3:28 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Alice:

    Thank you for your email and lovely feedback. You could try adding the blankets after your little one has gone to sleep and just laying the blankets overtop of her and tucking them in around her sides. Once she gets used to sleeping with the blankets on you should be able to add them from when you first put her down to sleep.

    All the best,
    Kind Regards,
    Kirstie
    Saave Our Sleep

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  5. April 27th, 2012 at 12:09 am Emma says:

    Hi Tizzie,
    I have a 9 week old little girl and we’ve been following your routine’s for a couple of weeks now (your book is my bible). She is doing really well until after her 2am feed, after this she wakes every half hour. I’m wondering if she is cold. During the day she has on a onesie, a cotton wrap, a cotton sheet folded in half and two cotton blankets folded in half. At night I have been adding an extra blanket. I’m in Sydney and the temperature has dropped and our house is quite cold at night but it seems like so many layers to add yet another blanket.

    I suppose I am after some reassurance that another blanket will not be too much or should I add a sleeping bag under her wrap instead.

    Thank you for your help.

    Emma

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  7. April 29th, 2012 at 8:30 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Emma:

    Thank you for your questions. Without further, much more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you. I would recommend you consider our online support area where you can supported and helped to establish a more predicatble routine for your little one following Tizzie’s advice and recommendations.
    Tizzie has found that often a baby won’t sleep well because they are not warm enough in bed to settle and sleep well and this can then cause a very vicious cycle of overtiredness which makes it even more difficult for your baby to reach a good sleep. Tizzie explains how to dress your baby and what bedding to use in her safe bedding guide – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1802/26811/. You will notice in this guide that Tizzie does recommend that you introduce a safe sleeping bag along with safe blankets at the age of 8 weeks.

    The support option memberships we offer is via our General online forum.

    Level 1 – General Forum – $58.00 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/475/49457/

    The Save Our Sleep General forum offers a friendly, supportive online community where parents can help other parents establish and follow Tizzie’s routines and advice and help answer any questions that may come up along the way. The forum is a safe and secure environment where you can chat, help each other and share in the day to day joys, achievements and challenges of parenting.

    The General Forum is a community of like-minded parents who willingly share their experiences, baby advice and support new members. The SOS moderating team checks the advice given and a member of Tizzie’s team will step in only if incorrect, misleading or potentially unsafe advice is given. This area is a Forum only and does not entitle members to support directly from either Tizzie or her team or guarantee you a reply. If you haven’t received a reply to your post in the general forum in a timeframe that is acceptable to you then we recommend the following options –

    1) repost your question as it may be seen by other members or if you have asked more than one question within your post please consider dividing your questions and only ask one question per post. This may help and encourage other members to step in and help you as often a member may only know the answer to one of your questions and not the others and members may then feel they can’t answer you at all.

    2) seek out the help of a trusted maternal child health nurse, health visitor or another health care professional.

    Kind Regards,
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  9. May 6th, 2012 at 11:13 am Zoe says:

    Hi Tizzie,
    I was just watching your video on bedding.
    My 14month old son always sleeps on his tummy with legs tucked up under him, he does this even in summer though.
    If it is because his cold and your saying to put a blanket on him, isn’t that a SIDS risk?
    If you can please let me know as I really want my son to be safe and warm.

    Zoe

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  11. May 7th, 2012 at 4:20 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Zoe:

    Thank you for your question. Tizzie does not believe it is a SIDS risk to use a blanket in your baby’s cot. Tizzie actually believes the opposite and has found that if a baby is too cold in his cot, as soon as he is able he will roll to his tummy and sleep just as you are describing. I would encourage you to purchase a copy of Tizzie’s Safe bedding guide where she explains exactly how to dress your baby and what bedding to use in different room temperatures and different climates. Tizzie also speaks about Tummy sleepers and what the recommendations are in this case. In your case it may be too late to get your baby to go back to sleeping on his back if he has been on his tummy for quite some time and it may have become quite a habit but I would encouarge you to read Tizzie’s guide and see if you would like to try and encourage him to sleep in the safe back sleeping position. Here is a link to the guide – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1802/26811/

    Kind Regards
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  13. May 7th, 2012 at 9:58 pm Tracey says:

    Thanks for all your info on bedding, Tizzie. I appreciate the information on how to keep my baby cosy and safe. I have bought your book and also your Safe Bedding Guide. All your recommendations work on 20 degrees and above, but what if we’re in colder temperatures? It is not always possible to heat to 20 degrees. We are travelling to Scotland in June for a holiday and staying with friends and relatives. Any suggestions on how to keep my 3 m.o safe and cosy below 20 degrees? I still swaddle her so not sure if I can go up to 2.5 tog.

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  15. May 10th, 2012 at 10:06 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Tracy:

    Thank you for your post and feedback. Tizzie does explain in her bedding guide that when in places such as Ireland and Europe that she has found room temperatures of 18 degrees are ok. Tizzie has also found that homes have better insulation and that 20 degrees in Australia can feel very different to 20 degrees in Ireland or London etc. I am not sure when your copy of the bedding guide is from but you can email us and we can send you the most up to date version. Tizzie does not recommend swaddling over a 2.5 tog bag. I would suggest you email us and get a copy of the latest version of the bedding guide and follow the guide for Ireland while you are travelling.

    I hope you have a lovely time.

    Kind Regards,
    Kirstie,
    Save Our Sleep

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  17. June 18th, 2012 at 10:57 am Melissa says:

    Dear Tizzie,

    Thank you for your book and all your information on the website. For a first time Mum, even some of the more straight forward advice, such as how long a newborn should sleep for, it really helpful. There is a real gap in post natal care, where a lot of people say things like “you’ll know when they’re tired” and the reality is, you just don’t!

    I have read your books and followed your routines since my little one was 2 weeks old (having coming out of hospital on a 3 hour feeding routine for weigh gain) and she has always been a great sleeper, however, I too have fallen into the trap of many others with regards to swaddling until “they can roll over” (on her play mat not in her swaddle and obviously taking her out too early) and sleeping bags without blankets. I now have a nearly 11 month old who is taking longer and longer to get to sleep as she crawls around her cot and is pulling up on her bars getting more and more tired (and usually distressed) until she eventually falls asleep usually on her tummy. I have been unable to get her to lay down in her cot with blankets over her but am starting by putting blankets on when she is asleep in the hope that she’ll get used to them and then accept being on her back with blankets to go to sleep. I feel like it might be a long road though….is there anything else you would suggest about getting her to go to sleep on her back with blankets at this stage?? She has always been great at going to sleep on her own without any aids but it is taking longer and longer and longer for her to sleep and I wondered if using your “lay down” approach would be useful?

    In addition, she has also started throwing her comforters out of the cot and becoming distressed at that. I have resisted going in to get them as it just seems to upset her more – but putting them back in when she goes to sleep, along with the blankets. Is this the correct thing?

    Thanks again for all you common sense advice

    Melissa

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  19. June 18th, 2012 at 11:46 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Melissa:

    Thank you for your questions and lovely feedback. It is great to hear you believe Tizzie’s book is filling a gap in post natal care.

    I am sorry you are experiencing some problems with your little one but without further much more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you as to the correct approach to use. The best way to have your questions answered and seek help and support in following Tizzie’s routines is to join our online support service.

    The support option membership we offer is via our online forums and we have two levels of membership –

    Level 1 – General Forum – $58.00 – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/475/49457/
    The Save Our Sleep General forum offers a friendly, supportive online community where parents can help other parents establish and follow Tizzie’s routines and advice and help answer any questions that may come up along the way. The forum is a safe and secure environment where you can chat, help each other and share in the day to day joys, achievements and challenges of parenting.
    The General Forum is a community of like-minded parents who willingly share their experiences, baby advice and support new members. The SOS moderating team checks the advice given and a member of Tizzie’s team will step in only if incorrect, misleading or potentially unsafe advice is given. This area is a Forum only and does not entitle members to support directly from either Tizzie or her team or guarantee you a reply.
    If you haven’t received a reply to your post in the general forum in a timeframe that is acceptable to you then we recommend the following options –
    1) Repost your question as it may be seen by other members or if you have asked more than one question within your post please consider dividing your questions and only ask one question per post. This may help and encourage other members to step in and help you as often a member may only know the answer to one of your questions and not the others and members may then feel they can’t answer you at all.
    2) Seek out the help of a trusted maternal child health nurse, health visitor or another health care professional.
    The General Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to the Online Advice area where you can read further advice of experienced Save Our Sleep parents as well as the Save Our Sleep team. You will be able READ threads in the Advice area but you will not be able to post. New membership to the Online Advice area is currently closed

    Level 2 – One On One with Tizzie – $650 or less depending on current membership level – Service currently unavailable
    Register for 30 days of ‘One-On-One with Tizzie’ and Tizzie will give you baby advice and help you establish a routine where your child sleeps all night every night, and eats well during the day.
    Tizzie’s one-on-one consultations are performed within the Save Our Sleep Forums. Tizzie will begin a consultation for you within this area. You will be able to directly ask Tizzie questions and receive answers within a few hours during business days. If you have an urgent problem it can be answered within a few minutes. For problems arising outside office hours, Tizzie will arrange a suitable consultation time.
    One-On-One with Tizzie members can message Tizzie with their baby sleep problems and other parenting issues as often as needed.
    Once your consultation is complete you will automatically receive a membership to our General Forum for the remaining 11 months. This will enable you to continue to have an avenue of support from other parents following Tizzie’s advice.

    Kind Regards,
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  21. June 20th, 2012 at 10:10 pm Julie says:

    I have the safe bedding guide and I live in Queensland and I was just wondering with the number of blankets is that unfolded blankets? If you fold a blanket in half is that considered 2 blankets? My baby is 5 months and I’ve been following the routine since 3.5 months and she sleeps great at night but cat naps all day. Is there any further advice you can give for cat nappers or any further info you can recommend?

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  23. June 21st, 2012 at 1:28 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Julie:

    A blanket folded in half is considered 2 layers on the bedding guide. If you can fold that same blanket in half again then it is considered 4 layers.
    In regards to the catnapping once you have convered coldness you should then look at things like hunger and if your baby is going down to sleep wide awake. It is very difficult to guide you without further information. You will find detailed information about catnapping on page 175 onwards in Tizzie Baby book. These pages give you a detailed approach to follow that should help you establish what the reason behind your baby’s catnapping may be. If you are looking for further help and advice then I would recommend you consider our online support forum.

    The support option membership we offer is via our online forums and we have two levels of membership –

    Level 1 – General Forum – $58.00 – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/475/49457/
    The Save Our Sleep General forum offers a friendly, supportive online community where parents can help other parents establish and follow Tizzie’s routines and advice and help answer any questions that may come up along the way. The forum is a safe and secure environment where you can chat, help each other and share in the day to day joys, achievements and challenges of parenting.
    The General Forum is a community of like-minded parents who willingly share their experiences, baby advice and support new members. The SOS moderating team checks the advice given and a member of Tizzie’s team will step in only if incorrect, misleading or potentially unsafe advice is given. This area is a Forum only and does not entitle members to support directly from either Tizzie or her team or guarantee you a reply.
    If you haven’t received a reply to your post in the general forum in a timeframe that is acceptable to you then we recommend the following options –
    1) Repost your question as it may be seen by other members or if you have asked more than one question within your post please consider dividing your questions and only ask one question per post. This may help and encourage other members to step in and help you as often a member may only know the answer to one of your questions and not the others and members may then feel they can’t answer you at all.
    2) Seek out the help of a trusted maternal child health nurse, health visitor or another health care professional.
    The General Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to the Online Advice area where you can read further advice of experienced Save Our Sleep parents as well as the Save Our Sleep team. You will be able READ threads in the Advice area but you will not be able to post. New membership to the Online Advice area is currently closed

    Level 2 – One On One with Tizzie – $650 or less depending on current membership level – Service currently unavailable
    Register for 30 days of ‘One-On-One with Tizzie’ and Tizzie will give you baby advice and help you establish a routine where your child sleeps all night every night, and eats well during the day.
    Tizzie’s one-on-one consultations are performed within the Save Our Sleep Forums. Tizzie will begin a consultation for you within this area. You will be able to directly ask Tizzie questions and receive answers within a few hours during business days. If you have an urgent problem it can be answered within a few minutes. For problems arising outside office hours, Tizzie will arrange a suitable consultation time.
    One-On-One with Tizzie members can message Tizzie with their baby sleep problems and other parenting issues as often as needed.
    Once your consultation is complete you will automatically receive a membership to our General Forum for the remaining 11 months. This will enable you to continue to have an avenue of support from other parents following Tizzie’s advice.

    Kind Regards,
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  25. March 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm Skye says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Our 11 week old baby sleeps from 7-7 with a dream feed at 10pm, as you recommend. He has just started rolling over (front to back and back to front) and I’m wondering whether this means we need to stop swaddling him?

    We tried to leave his arms out but he took much much longer to get to sleep and then kept waking up screaming.

    Thanks.

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  27. March 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Skye:

    If he is rolling while swaddled you need to stop wrapping him straight away, but if he is rolling in his up time then this is the most important time to wrap him because the wrap will stop him from rolling in his cot and keep him on his back.

    Tizzie

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  29. April 2nd, 2013 at 3:22 pm Ceal says:

    Hi,
    I purchased your bedding guide with my first bub now can’t find it. Do you have a record and could you resend?
    Thanks
    Cecilia

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  31. April 3rd, 2013 at 8:21 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Cecilia:

    Thank you for your question. Could you please email info@saveoursleep.com

    Thank you
    Regards,
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  33. July 31st, 2013 at 12:19 pm Helena says:

    Hi Tizzie,
    thanks for all the great information and website. I have read through you SOS book, the SOS bedding guide and SIDS guide – all very helpful. The only things I am still confused about is use of waterproof mattress protectors – some mums tell me this is a necessary but otherwise you hear this could increase SIDS risk. Just wondering your opinion on this.
    Thank you.
    Helena

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  35. July 31st, 2013 at 1:27 pm Kate says:

    Hi Helena :

    Thank you for your post. Tizzie does not recommend the use of waterproof mattress protectors as she has found they will cause baby to sweat. Here is Tizzie’s information on mattress protectors from the Safe Bedding Guide (page 9) –

    I do not recommend using most mattress protectors in your baby’s cot or bassinet. I have found most protectors make babies sweat and in return makes the baby look too hot so parents do not use enough blankets over their baby and their baby is then cold from too little bedding and sweat. I have only found one mattress protector that is suitable for use in a baby’s cot. It is the 100% cotton mattress protector that I recommend on my website. I have tried and tested many mattress protectors on the market that claim to be 100% cotton and this is the only one that I have found to not cause a baby to sweat. If your baby is sweating and you do not have my recommended mattress protector I suggest you replace it with a 100% cotton towel or my recommended mattress protector.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  37. September 11th, 2013 at 3:22 pm Sally langer says:

    Hi tizzie,

    My second child is 7 months and an absolute delight. As with my first she has been on your routines since birth. I am still breastfeeding and she is still having a dream feed and a 3am feed. I am using a sleeping bag and six layers. She is also eating a lot of solids. She follows the routine perfectly during the day, is easy to settle and seems to self settle well. How can I get her to sleep through.

    Thank you!

    Sally.

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  39. September 12th, 2013 at 9:27 am Linda says:

    THANK YOU TIZZY! I saw you on the today show just when my 3.5month 7.3kg son started to wake up every 1to2 hours. I own and have read your book, but your advice about the underlay, clothing and 6 blankets fixed it. He slept for 5 hours, then only woke up every 3 hours last night. I feel refreshed.
    I have a question though, am I able to add more cotton blankets, as I think he’s still cold. Even though we have the heater on, it still seems to get down to 15degrees Celsius at 4am.

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  41. September 12th, 2013 at 12:06 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Sally and Linda:

    Thank you for your feedback and comments. Linda it is great to hear you have a better night. It sounds to me like both of your little ones could do with a bit more bedding, please note lots of people with their baby’s room heated to 20 degrees are using up to 15 layers of cotton or bamboo blankets in the cot. Here is a link to the bedding advice for you. http://news.saveoursleep.com/newsletter.asp?n=E393C841E490485E

    Linda 15 degrees is just not warm enough for a baby to sleep all night, please consider heating the room to 18 or 20 depending where you live, follow what is stated on the bedding guide.

    Please note the blankets we sell are three times as warm as the ones you get in most baby stores so you might need to consider using extra layers or get my endorsed bedding.

    Sally I will put here what the average 7 months old is eating to help you.

    Seven and eight months
    At seven months you can introduce infant porridge cereal into your baby’s diet. These cereals can be found in the baby food section of your supermarket.
    Tip: if your baby eats all of one course, always offer him more of this course before moving to the next course or to food from the family table.

    Breakfast: Six cubes of fruit mixed with six tablespoons of organic infant porridge mixed with about 90 ml of expressed breastmilk or formula, followed by fruit and yoghurt. After your baby has finished his two courses he should be offered some food from the family table.
    Lunch and dinner: Six cubes of a baby meal in purée texture, roughly one-third meat, chicken or fish to two-thirds vegetables (see recipes in chapter ten) mixed with two tablespoons of infant rice cereal and 40 ml of expressed breastmilk or formula. Followed by five cubes of fruit and/or yoghurt, followed by some food from the family table.

    For more information on feeding please consider the feeding book, here is a link to the feeding book in the store: http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/2390/71862/

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  43. March 2nd, 2015 at 4:26 pm ????????????? says:

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  45. June 23rd, 2015 at 3:10 pm Lorna says:

    Hi Tizzie, I am reading your book at the moment regarding my 5month old Ólann’s sleep habits, he wakes every night between 3-5am and is restless until resettling again by 6am. I am in Perth and my room has been between 18-21degrees and I’ve dressed him in a short sleeve cotton baby grow,a long sleeve cotton baby grow with legs(all from penneys????) and a 3.5tog ergo sleep suit with no blankets as reccomeneded on the ergo website, I now think maybe he’s been cold. The temp has dropped this week and going to bed the room temp was 17degrees but dropped to 13/14 by 7am. I’m really unsure as to what I should dress him in tonight. I found it difficult this morning having to resettle him when he woke at 4am and after 2mins I comforted him before putting him back down to sleep. Any help would be great, thank you so much.

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  47. June 23rd, 2015 at 10:23 pm Tizzie says:

    I have sent you an email!

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  49. July 13th, 2015 at 6:11 am Eve says:

    HI Tizzie, I’m reading your book and am struggling with the safe sleeping, I have a 5 week old am leaving in Perth, at moment the room drops to 15 degrees at night, my little man wears a vest, babygro, swaddled in a summer swaddle me, covered in a doubled over cotton muslin, cellular blanket from pennies, a knitted mamas and papas blanket and another Knitted blanket from target, these are all doubled over, it seems like a lot but I think he may still be cold but I’m afraid to overload him with covers, as an Irish girl used to freezing winters it’s hard to get past the thought that 15 degrees is just not cold

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  51. July 13th, 2015 at 12:15 pm Kate says:

    Hi Eve,

    Thank you for your comment. Here is a link to where you can download Tizzie’s Safe Bedding Guide – https://www.saveoursleep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/save-our-sleep-article-safe-bedding-guide.pdf. This guide will explain for you all of Tizzie’s bedding advice in great detail and hopefully reassure you about the bedding and room temperature you need to keep your baby warm enough to sleep well. You will also see that Tizzie recommends in your region that the room baby sleeps in should be heated to 20 degrees, as below this will just be too cold for your baby to sleep well. Many parents contact us unsure about following the guide but are always amazed at how much difference it does make to their baby’s sleep when they follow it, so we would encourage you to have a read and follow the guide.

    If you feel that you need further support from then we would recommend considering the Online Advice, so that our members there can look at your situation in detail and guide and support you with any questions you may have – AUD $79.95 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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