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Tizzie Hall on Routines

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  1. July 1st, 2012 at 1:22 pm Kristie Stedman says:

    Hi Tizzie,
    I have read your book and I am very keen to put my baby on a routine and follow your advise. I have a preterm baby who arrived at 34 weeks and spent 31 days in the Special Care Nursery where he was feed by tube every 3 hours. I have been expressing every 3 hrs since he was born while we transitioned to breastfeeding. Once we got him home he found it hard to breastfeed and he struggled to get enough milk due to his size. He became dehydrated and the Special Care Midwives suggested topping him up with a bottle of expressed breastmilk unitl he became strong enough. He is now 7 weeks old 2 week corrected age and he can now feed for 25-30mins from one breast and seems full and we don’t need to top up with the bottle anymore. He feeds every 2 to 3hrs and can self settle but it usually takes over an hour for him to go to sleep. I am just wondering if you could help me work out which routine to start him on, how to start him and should I wait until he can feed from both breasts before starting him on a routine? At the moment we are demand feeding. Sometime during the day he will feed every 2 hrs and only gets 40mins sleep between feeds due to winding and then self settling. He also had a dummy in the Special Care Nursury which he does not have now but I always see him looking for it at sleep time. I love all your advise and want to follow it but I am just a little confused as to were to start and how due to our rocky start.

    Thank you so much

    Kristie Stedman

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  3. July 2nd, 2012 at 12:16 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Kristie:

    Thank you for your post and congratulations on your new arrival. I am sorry to hear you had a bit of a rocky start but it is great to hear you are doing so much better now. In regards to routine Tizzie advice is to follow the 1-2 week breastfeeding routine until your baby reaches 3kg. Once your baby has reached 3 kg you can then move to the breast fed 2-4 week routine and follow each routine for two weeks until you reach the correct routine for your baby’s age.

    Without further more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you. The best way to ask questions and received regular support is via our advice area. Here are some further details –

    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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  5. July 2nd, 2012 at 1:37 pm Amelia says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Our little one has been on your routines since she was a couple of weeks old and has really thrived with the security of a routine.
    We have now moved her onto the 9-12 month routine and I just wondered about the timing of the second sleep of the day which is supposed to be 3 hours after they woke up from their morning sleep. As they can wake at different times from this morning sleep, this can often lead to different bed times in the afternoon. Is this change of timing an issue as I understand the importance of a regular bed time?

    Many thanks
    A

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  7. July 2nd, 2012 at 2:24 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Amelia:

    What most parents generally find is that their baby sleeps a regular amount of time in the morning so there is not a great deal of change in the time of the afternoon sleep. However if you find your baby does vary greatly and it causes problems then you can continue to wake your baby at a set time for the morning sleep e.g. after 90 mins or 100 mins or whatever works for you and then your afternoon sleep time will be consisitent.

    If you are looking for further information and support in following Tizzie’s advice and routine I would like to ask you to consider the online advice area –

    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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  9. July 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm Amelia says:

    Thanks so much for that Kirstie. I find my little one is regular with her 40 mins (90-100 mins would be a lovely) but it often takes her a varying amount of time to get to sleep which is why her wake time can vary so much. I am currently dealing with a few issues (early rising, getting to sleep time with new found skills of crawling and standing, catnapping) and am trying to work through them as systematically as I can, so your help is much appreciated.

    Regards,
    A

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  11. July 11th, 2012 at 12:33 am Jenny says:

    Tizzie

    We have an 11 month old beautiful daughter and are blessed to have her. Lately she has gotten into the habit of waking at 2am in the morning and wont go back to sleep unless she is in bed with us. I usually bring her in as we have an early start in the morning and its just easier to let her sleep with us. I want her to get used to sleeping in her own cot and sleeping all night, what can I do to help her do this.
    Regards
    Jenny

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  13. July 11th, 2012 at 10:34 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Jenny:

    Thank you for your email and you certainly are blessed to have your little girl. There are many reasons your little one could be waking overnight and it is very difficult to guide you without further information. The most common reason for night waking like this at this time of year is coldness so I woudl recommend you re visit the bedding guide and make sure your baby is warm enough in bed with enough layers of cotton ro bamboo cellular blankets. If you would like would like further help and support to resolve this issue where we can look in more depth at your individual situation I would like to recommend our online support forums.

    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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  15. August 23rd, 2012 at 8:45 pm Jodie says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Firstly, I’m really finding your routines are working well so thank you!! My boy is 12 weeks old and formula fed. He was born at 3.7kg and is now 6.7kg so a healthy size. My question is around the feed quantities you would recommend. Currently he needs the 900ml a day. However, I find he has 7am – 100ml(ish), 11am – 180ml, 3pm – 180ml, 6.30pm – 210ml, 10.30pm – 100-140ml so he is coming up 90ml short for the day. He mostly sleeps through the night. The 7am feed I can’t get him to have anything more than 100mlish… Hubby and I aren’t big breaky eaters so maybe he is the same! My question… should I increase the 11am and the 3pm to the 210ml since he drains the bottle? I couldn’t find anything in your book on what to do when they drain the bottle.

    Many thanks,
    Jodie

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  17. August 24th, 2012 at 9:51 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Jodie:

    Thank you for your questions. The formula guide in the book is just that, a guide. The same way the guide on the formula tin is just a guide. Some babies will drink less and be happy and others will drink quite alot more to meet their hunger requirments. Tizzie recommends that the most important thing to remember is to always feed your baby until they are full. If your baby drains the bottle it is very important to make and offer more. There should always be formula left in the bottle at the end of the feed. This is talked about on page 40-42 of the baby book.

    So in answer to your question, yes, please feed your little man more at the 11am and 3pm feeds until he is full and has had enough.

    Keep up the great work.

    Kind Regardsm,
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  19. August 24th, 2012 at 7:08 pm Jodie says:

    Hi Kirstie,

    Thanks so much for your speedy reply! Appreciate the advice.

    Cheers,
    Jodie

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  21. August 26th, 2012 at 12:06 pm Christine York says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    I am a new mum and am trying to get my new born (2 weeks) onto one of your routines. The trouble I am having is that he is a very sleepy eater, so as he falls asleep almost every feed. We change his nappy part way through to wake him up and take clothes off him too cool him down but he still falls asleep. What this means is he is very rarely ever awake until his scheduled sleep time. He is well asleep by then after every feed.

    He often wakes up 30-60 minutes before his next scheduled feed and I’m not sure if this is a result of this? Although this is not always the case. Should we be getting him out of bed at this time or just leaving him until his next scheduled feed time?

    Also, we give him a feed at 10pm, then he normally wakes between 1am and 2am, so we feed him again. But then he almost always wakes around 5:30am. I have looked at all of your suggestions for early risers, but he doesn’t appear to be hot or cold etc.

    We let him cry but he will just do this until 7am when he’s due to get up!

    Any suggestions for getting him through that 1am to 7am period?? We do try and feed him as much as possible at the 10pm and 1am feeds but this doesn’t seem to help at the moment as he just falls asleep.

    I should say he is a formula fed baby.

    Thanks,

    Christine

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  23. August 27th, 2012 at 1:15 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Chrsitine:

    Thank you for your email. Newborns can be very sleepy to begin with and it can be difficult to encourage them to stay awake and feed but you will be surprised at how quickly this will change over the next few weeks. I would recommend you read a copy of Tizzie’s safe bedding guide to ensure you wee little one is warm enough in bed. Here is a link – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1802/26811/

    The best way to ask questions and received regular support is via our advice area. Here are some further details –

    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. October 3rd, 2012 at 8:52 pm Susan says:

    Hi Tizzie
    What is your advice on changing routines for premature babies? Your book is not specific on this.
    My wee man was born 9 weeks early and we have embraced your routines but I’ve struggled to know when to move him. I have been playing things a bit by ear and used a blend of his actual and corrected ages along with any signs that the old routine wasn’t quite working anymore. However I’m a bit unsure if this is the recommended approach and wonder on what you suggest in cases where prem babies are following your routines. My son is now 11.5 months old, or 9 months corrected so in an important stage for determining the next move of routine. He’s currently on the 9 to 12 month routine.
    Thanks
    Susan

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  27. October 4th, 2012 at 4:41 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Susan:

    My Darragh was born about the same age as your baby. With prem babies you really just look at thing like if they are happy and settled on their routine or if they are showing signs to move routine. The signs to move routine are they start to take a while to settle, they cat nap or they rise early in the morning.
    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  29. November 4th, 2012 at 6:56 pm Rebecca says:

    Hi Tizze,

    My son is 7 months old and we have been doing your 6.5 – 9month routine for a few weeks now. But I cant keep him awake after the 1:20 nap – 5pm. He falls asleep at about 4:30pm for 30mins or if I keep him awake (which is very hard) he is so grumpy and wont eat dinner and then falls asleep at 6ish during his bottle feed and wakes 30mins later to finish the bottle. Should I let him have his little nap??

    Thanks Rebecca

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  31. November 5th, 2012 at 10:01 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Rebecca:
    Thank you for your email, you have contacted us via our technical and Media enquires form. The best way to ask questions about your baby is to subscribe to our online support membership. Without further information it is very difficult to guide you, however if the later nap is working for you and you are not having any early rising issues then I think you would be fine to continue the nap at this stage. If you get to the point where you do get early rising then I would cut out that nap and you can aim for an earlier bedtime of 6.30pm during this transition stage.

    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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  33. November 11th, 2012 at 4:29 pm Gemma says:

    Dear Tizzie,
    I am a huuuuuge fan of your routines which have been a big success with my first little boy who is now almost 2. I’m due to have another baby soon and am keen to start the new addition on your routines from Day 1! I hope to breastfeed again but the only worry I have is finding time to express at 9:40am with an energetic toddler who needs to be out and about running off steam in the mornings. I’m reluctant to take my breast pump to the park or local playground, hehe!
    The other expressing times are manageable – will it throw out the routine totally if I skip the 9:40am expressing? If so, do you or any of your team have any wisdom? I would be so thankful for any tips!
    Gemma

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  35. November 13th, 2012 at 12:03 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Gemma:

    Congratulation on your news I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well. You might find your supply if fine and you can skip the 9.40 am express but try and express before one of the other feeds to make up for this. Because you have breastfed before your breast will not need as much encouragement to produce milk as a first time mum, so as I said try the routine without the 9.40 am express.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  37. November 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm Amanda says:

    Hi Tizzie and Team,

    My 4.5 month old has just started capnapping. I have read your book and looked though your website and can see 3 issues you raise which may be all 3 for him. 1. not able to settle to next sleep cycle, (he can self settle to sleep but is waking every 28 minutes) 2. ready for solids,(we are planning on doing at 5 months as away next week and want to be home when starting) 3. dummy (we have just introduced as he is teething and it was helping avoid using bonjella and his teeth are really giving him grief at some sleeps). He was 6.2kg 2 weeks ago when this started to happen and due to the half hour sleeping is demanding food at 3-3.5 hours. I was following your routines until recently when he started sleeping from 7pm to 6am and is waking up starving and by the time i feed its close to 7 and i cant get him back down. I was planning on restarting your routines once he sleeps till 7 but have been loosly following the timings of 2 hours wake and then sleep just moving the times early an hour. (i know it says they count before 9 in there night sleep but im just so greatful to get a full night sleep i dont feel i can ask for more)
    I saw your catnapping package advertised, please can you advise if articles in this package are different from what is in your book as i dont want to purchase the same thing or if there is something else that will help a little more. Im just not sure what avenue to start on and dont want to do all 3 at once and undo all the good work i have done but tryig to much at once.

    Many thanks

    Amanda

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  39. November 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm Gemma says:

    Fantastic, thanks for your reply Tizzie.
    Gemma

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  41. November 14th, 2012 at 5:43 am Amanda says:

    Hi again,

    Just to follow on I have ruled out coldness and have purchased your safe bedding guide. He wakes after 28 min in cot or pram being pushed but falls asleep again sometimes when being rocked or driving in car.

    Thanks Amanda

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  43. November 22nd, 2012 at 7:28 am Amanda says:

    Hi Tizzie and Team,

    Im dissapointed that i have not heard back for you regarding my question now over a week ago, you have managed to reply yesterday to someone elses question on a different blog who only asked a day prior but not to mine, Im even more dissapointed that i didnt ask for free advice on here but wether or not one of your reading materials would be of further help. I have already purchased your book and safe bedding and found helpful and was after more reading material to help with my current situation and a week is a long time in baby world. You will probably suggest i join your forum however im not a big forum person as well as i live in a bit of a black spot for the internet and its not always easy to connect, hence wanting to buy further reading material. As a new first time mother im feeling overloaded with information and was hoping for help, this is only my second time ever writting on the internet to ask for advice and your non reasponse has shot me down leading me away from using the internet as a source of help.
    I only hope you take this as helpful feedback and dont leave others hanging who are waiting for a response to help with there baby.

    Amanda

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  45. November 23rd, 2012 at 10:41 am Michelle says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    Just wanted to thank you for this website. I came here looking for answers for my 6 month old starting to wake 2 hourly every night – and who only ever slept six hours at a time at best. A couple of quick reads gave me enough insight to tweak my routines and change some bad habits such as nursing to sleep and using a bottle to put to sleep at night. I had not realized that I could feed my baby without waking her around 10pm and after reading here I gave it a go. Has been super and is exactly what she needed to get through the night. I have also managed to change a day time cat napping baby into one that has two regular good day time sleeps and is now sleeping about 7.30pm to 6.30-7am. Can’t believe I battled on for six months thinking magically she would sleep through herself. We are in to week three of a solid routine and I have the best baby in the world. Will be buying your book for baby number two (down the track!) to get it right from the beginning.
    Thanks again
    Happy and rested mum
    Michelle

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  47. November 23rd, 2012 at 11:24 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Michelle:

    Thank you for your lovely post and feedback. It is wonderful to hear how well you are doing and much your little one has improved since beginning Tizzie’s routines!

    Keep up the great parenting!

    Kind Regards,

    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  49. November 29th, 2012 at 9:45 am Lauren Jackson says:

    Hi Tizzie,
    I have been doing your routine for a 6-8 week old (my daughter is nearly 7 weeks) for 6 days now. She is breastfed and then topped up with formula after every feed. When we first started the self settling she cryed for 45 mins and from then on its has been anywhere from 15mins to an hour for her to settle. Two nights ago she took 1hr and a half to settle at 7pm. During the night so settles after a feed no worries, it just seems to be during the day and going to bed at 7pm. Just wondering if you have any advice for me as to why the settling time is not reducing? She does not have a dummy and I have bought a comforter for her but when I have given it to her she tries to suck it and whinges because she can’t get it in her mouth. So I am not giving that too her yet. When she is trying to settle I can hear her trying to suck her thumb (she can’t co-ordinate it enough yet to get it in-only sometimes). She is in the same bedding during the day and night and i do wrap her, although we dont wrap her arms in because she can get them out and whinges anyway when their wrapped because she wants to try and suck her thumb.

    I have also been battling with catnapping during the day which is the reason I started your routine. In the day she usually sleeps 30mins, but now and then I get an hour and once since starting your routine she has had 2 hours. When she has a short sleep I put her in the rocker or pram and she sleeps longer. I guess this will improve when she can self settle?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Lauren

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  51. November 29th, 2012 at 11:36 am Tizzie says:

    Hi Lauren
    Thank you for your post I’m sorry to hear that you are having some troubles with your little one. We would not expect it to be taking so long for your baby to settle at this age. One of the main reasons, apart from hunger, that Tizzie has found to cause settling problems is coldness, and I recommend that you purchase a copy of the bedding guide.http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1802/26811/ Without more detailed information it is difficult to guide you. We recommend you consider joining our online forums, where you can seek help and support in establishing Tizzie’s routines. I have copied information regarding the forums below.

    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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  53. March 27th, 2013 at 1:47 pm Leah says:

    Hi Tizzie

    Firstly thank you for you sensible and easy to follow routine.
    A friend of mine bought me your book when I was pregnant and has helped me so much to get my 10 week old into the routine.
    I have been on and off the routine due to falling ill and going back to hospital 5 weeks after the birth. But I now have a clean bill of health and am ready and able to stick with it.

    I need your help though!

    My husband doesn’t get home from work until 7-7:30pm each night, and in the past week of me following your routine he hasn’t seen her, apart from Saturday afternoon and Sunday (his only day off).
    Initially I tried to change your routine to put her down at 8 and make up the extra hour with sleeps during the day, but that meant longer gaps between feeds (and we are only just getting to a 4 hr gap now from the 2.5 to 3 hr gap we were previously working on).

    Can I just adjust your routine out 1 hour (i.e.: from 8-8) or would you suggest another way to adjust it?

    I would really like my husband to see our bub at least for some time each day and I know he is missing her as well. He has not seen her since Sunday night 🙁

    I look forward to your reply, and thanks once again for the book and the routine, it has made my life so much more predictable and I like that.
    I just need to work this issue out and everything will be wonderful!

    Thank you for your help
    Leah

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  55. March 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm Tizzie says:

    HI Leah:

    Thank you for your post and congratulations on your new little baby. I am sorry to hear you have had a bit of a rough start with your health but I am pleased to hear that you are now recovered and getting back to ‘normal’

    I do understand your situation and the good news is that, yes, you can try an 8am to 8pm routine and just move the whole routine 60mins later which will allow your husband to spend some time with your baby in the evenings. The only recommendation we have is that if you find you start to have sleep or settling issues that you go back to 7-7 while you sort the issues out and then you can try moving out to the 8-8 after the situation has resolved.

    If you are looking for further help and support in establishing and following TIzzie’s routine I would like to encourage you to consider the online support forums for which I have copied in some further information below.

    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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  57. April 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm Melissa says:

    I used Tizzies routines for my son and found it to be fantastic! My daughter is now 8 months but still wakes through the night and I am still giving the dream feed. Should I continue this feed at her age? I feel like it may be waking her and disturbing her sleep?

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  59. April 29th, 2013 at 11:23 am Tizzie says:

    He Melissa:

    Thank you for your post. Without further more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you but at 8 months of age you should be dropping the dreamfeed now as this may be impacting negatively on her sleep cycles. I would be weaning this feed as described in the book. For further help and support I would recommend the online advice area –

    The support option membership we offer is via our online forums –
    Advice Forum – $58.00 – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/475/49457/
    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area,
    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  61. May 9th, 2013 at 5:27 pm angela says:

    hi tizzie i have mastitis and also a number of issues regarding back and sore nipples..anyway i have made the decision to ecpress and givr my daughter my milk via bottles.ive been advised to express every 3 hrs.yes this is tiring.ive given my bsby one feed via formula so im goin to reduce my supply and gradually intro the formula.i feel sad but no this is the best decision as i suffered alot with the first born now 4.this might be a silly question but which do i follow..the bottlefed one..even though its breast milk and the fact im expressing every 3 hrs
    .ie 7,10,1,4 etc

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  63. May 10th, 2013 at 8:17 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Angela:

    Thank you for your comment. I would advice you to pop your baby on the bottle feeding routine for your baby’s age but you need to express at the times of the breastfeeds on the breastfeeding routines. Well done for trying to breastfeed again this time after your last experience.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  65. May 15th, 2013 at 1:34 pm Nicole says:

    Hi Tizzie,,
    I have a six month old son who is a healthy 8.4 kgs and I am looking to start your routines. He follows something similar already regarding sleep times and self settling, however I am having difficulty with his feeding routine. Since about 3 months of age, he has had difficulty taking a full breast feed in one sitting. He will feed on one breast and pull off to burp etc, but then I have great difficulty encouraging him to take the second breast. I then find myself constantly offering him the breast during his awake time. If this is unsuccessful I have to wait until it is almost time for him to sleep to get him to feed. I feel these issue are playing a large part in his night waking. He has been waking at 11pm, 2pm, 5pm or there abouts for about a month now. We began introducing solids about 2 weeks ago, with limited success. He has little interest in eating the food (hated rice cereal, has tried stewed apple, potato, pumpkin, yoghurt and avocado). If we can get him to eat, the most he will ingest at one time is around 1-2 tbsp. He often closes his mouth and will not open it for food. I fear that they two issues are linked together, but I’m not sure how to change it.
    I am looking to your routines to help with this issue, making a start today. I fed him at 7am, but he would only take one breast. I then fed him 2tbsp of stewed apple at 8am. He went to bed at 9.20, sleeping 45mins and I was unable to resettle him. I held off on his next feed til 11am, but despite waiting he still only drank one breast. I persisted with feeding him and finally got him to take the other at around 11.45am. I offered him lunch between 12.15-12.45pm, but ate only 2 spoonfuls and refused the rest, even when offered different food (sweet and savoury) as you recommend.
    I guess what I’m asking is, should I persist with the routine to the letter if he will not take a full milk feed at that time, or do I let him drink one breast, have his meal and then put him to bed, hoping that after a day or so on the routine he will get used to the four hourly feed and take a full one?
    Also, do you have any suggestions regarding getting him more interested in the solids?
    Any advice on this issue would be greatly appreciated. It’s really starting to do my head in.
    Thank you so very much,
    Nicole.

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  67. May 15th, 2013 at 1:52 pm Tizzie says:

    He Nicole:

    Thank you for your post. Without further more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you but often a baby will only take one breast at a feed and that is enough for them so I would not be worried too much about that -especially if you feel your baby is draining that breast fully and drinking for a good amount of time. You could find the catnapping may have something to do with your baby’s bedding and how warm he is in bed. I would recommend you purchase a copy of Tizzie’s Safe Bedding Guide to help you establish this – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1802/26811/

    For further help and support I would recommend the online advice area –

    The support option membership we offer is via our online forums –
    Advice Forum – $58.00 – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/475/49457/
    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area,
    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kirstie
    Save Our Sleep

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  69. June 13th, 2013 at 2:19 pm Rebecca says:

    I have bought your book and safe sleeping guide. However I am finding it difficult (from day 1) to gett second son into your routines. He wakes before the two hrs and is only awake for an hour and a half max. I try to stretch him out but just end up with an overtired baby. Extremely frustrated that there is no advice for this situation. Is it in the book? If so, what page?

    Thanks!

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  71. June 13th, 2013 at 10:48 pm Kate says:

    Hi Rebecca :

    Thank you for your post. Without further more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you. If your little one is not sleeping for the full sleep time then you will find details of how to work through the possible causes of catnapping on pages 175-179. You will also find some tips on stretching out baby’s feeds on page 114 which may help you to establish your little on the routines.

    For further help and support I would recommend the online advice area –

    The support option membership we offer is via our online forums – Advice Forum – $58.00 – http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/475/49457/
    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area, The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  73. June 14th, 2013 at 12:39 pm Rebecca says:

    Thanks. According to your book his maps aren’t technically catnaps. In addition, neither of the above cited pages discusses how to handle routines when your baby 1.) wakes before the scheduled time (1.5 hrs) and 2.) can only stay awake for 1.5 hrs without becoming overtired… Creating a vicious cycle. It is very frustrating that this is not covered in the book. I have already spent $40 on your book and $9 on the safe sleeping guide. I cannot justify spending another $58 for a forum. Typical.

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  75. July 19th, 2013 at 8:55 am Yasmeen says:

    Hi, my baby was born at 32 weeks and spent one month in the special care nursery. She’s currently 6 weeks old birth age. Her due date is 2nd August. She feeds mostly every 3-4 hours. She breastfeeds during the day with top ups of expressed breast milk. She is still learning to breastfeed and we intend to increase the number of breastfeeds gradually. We give her expressed breast milk via bottle at nights until breastfeeding is more established. We wake her up for 4 hourly feeds at night if she hasn’t woken as advised by the hospital. She’s almost 3kgs now and we’d like to start following more of a proper routine. Which routine is best to follow. We’d like to continue at least one expressed milk bottle at night so the dad can feed.

    Thanks
    Yasmeen

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  77. July 19th, 2013 at 11:19 am Kate says:

    Hi Yasmeen :

    Thank you for your post. Congratulations on your new baby! It must have been very difficult in those first weeks in the special care nursery, but its wonderful to hear that everything is going very well for you all now. Tizzie recommends starting on the 1-2 week breastfeeding routine until your baby is over 3kg. Once she reaches 3kg you can advance to the next routine. You then follow each routine for 2 weeks until you reach the 10 weeks until starting solids routine, and then the next change from there will be when you start solids (please see the table on page 152 of the baby book for when to start a premature baby on solids).

    If you feel that you need further support from here I ask that you join the forum so that I and other mums can help you.

    Advice Forum – AUD $64.95 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area.

    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  79. July 19th, 2013 at 12:56 pm Kathy says:

    Hi, my daughter is 11weeks old and I’ve recently started her on your routines. She has been sleeping well and I have to wake her for feeds during the day. The problem im having is she doesn’t always make the two hours of awake time and dozes off after an hour or so, in her bouncer or swing. In your book it says its fine if she dozes off in between sleeps, as long as its not in her bed. This leaves me confused as to how I should go about the rest of the day.
    Do I move her to her bed at her next sleep time? Or do I leave her in her bouncer?
    What if she doesn’t want to sleep during her sleep time because of her nap?
    Thanks in advance.
    Kathy

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  81. July 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm Kate says:

    Hi Kathy :

    Thank you for your post. Yes it is fine for your little one to doze off and have a little nap in her awake time, but we would suggest not letting her nap for more than around 20 mins. After this point we would recommend waking your little one for some more play before her routine sleep time. However, if you are finding that your little one then has trouble settling for her sleep, does not sleep well for her scheduled sleep, or is waking early from her scheduled sleep, then we would recommend focusing on keeping your little one awake for her entire awake time, so that she is then tired enough to have a good sleep at her routine sleep time.

    If you feel that you need further support from here I ask that you join the forum so that I and other mums can help you.

    Advice Forum – AUD $64.95 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area.

    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  83. July 29th, 2013 at 10:18 am Sandra says:

    Hello,

    My almost 7-month old son is generally a good sleeper (self-settles at 7pm and wakes around 7am) and used to sleep-in after his morning feed until around 9am.

    I went back to work so started him on the recommended routine, but he seems grumpier now that he isn’t getting a sleep-in. We tried the routine for two weeks and found that he wasn’t having long sleeps during the day and was also not ready for his breakfast at 8am.

    The last couple of days I’ve let him sleep in and he seems much happier. The only problem is I’m feeling anxious about feeding times, as they seem to be all over the place now.

    Should I go back to the routine, or let him sleep-in? I would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks so much

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  85. July 29th, 2013 at 10:09 pm Kate says:

    Hi Sandra :

    Thank you for your post. Without further more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you. At this age Tizzie recommends its important to be waking your baby at 7am and for his other day feeds as per the routine as it is really important to fit in all of his required milk feeds and his 3 solids meals. Letting baby sleep in will cause the feeds to end up quite close together and can then mean they will take less or completely refuse some. There are several things that could be impacting the length of his day sleeps, including the time of his sleep, hunger (for example is he having 3 pureed meals a day, 2 courses fed until full at each meal, and is his lunch and dinner 1/3 protein) and cold. We would suggest using the advice on pages 175-179 of the baby book to work through possible causes for catnapping and short sleeps. In regards to his breakfast, if he is not hungry at 8am, you can try this at 8.20am to see if this helps him to be hungry enough to eat well.

    As with anything you need to look at all the advice out there and decide what you feel best suits your baby and your families individual circumstances. If you feel that you would like to establish your little one on Tizzie’s routines, and would like further support from here, I recommend that you join the forum so that I and other mums can help you.

    Advice Forum – AUD $64.95 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area.

    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  87. August 7th, 2013 at 1:43 pm Jennifer says:

    Hello Tizzie,

    I have a 14 month old son named Tayton and from the time he was born he has been a great sleeper going to bed between 11pm – 1am and sleeping 10 to 12 hours a night… But over the last three or four months since his father got put on 3rd shift I cant get him in bed until 3am – 5am every night. And usually the only way he will go to sleep now is if I take him to my bed and cuddle him to sleep….but once he is sleeping I put him in his crib unfortunately he wakes up every morning about 9am and wont go back to sleep unless he is in bed with me. The fight to get to sleep and sleeping all day has started to wear me and him down. I am unable to get anything done and even when my little tater bug wakes up at 2pm -4pm everyday he is taking several naps like he is not getting a good nights sleep. We live in town so even though we are sleeping during the day town life continues and there are so many interruptions. From the sun shining in, to traffic, or the other members of the house starting there day…. I just don’t understand how his sleeping schedule got so messed up and I do not have the slightest clue how to fix it…. I Need Help and a good nights sleep… what should I do? How can I help myself and my son?
    Thank you for your help.
    Jennifer

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  89. August 7th, 2013 at 3:07 pm Kate says:

    Hi Jennifer :

    Thank you for your post. Without further more detailed information it is very difficult to guide you. The very first thing we would suggest is that it is very important to look at his bedding, as this will be essential in helping him to sleep well and safely in his own cot. Please look at the bedding guide and make sure he has enough bedding. You can get to it via this link http://news.saveoursleep.com/newsletter.asp?n=E393C841E490485E

    Then we would suggest putting him on the routine for his age. This would mean waking him at 7am for the day and sticking strictly to the routine times for the day. Do you have a copy of the Toddler book? This will have all of the information in it that you need to get started.

    If you feel that you need further support from here I ask that you join the forum so that I and other mums can help you.

    Advice Forum – AUD $64.95 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area.

    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  91. August 20th, 2013 at 10:00 am Leyla says:

    Hi Tizzy,

    My boy has been following your routines from 4 months and has pretty much always slept from 7-7. He is now 10 months. But in the past 3 days started waking at 6. I do not go in till around 6.50 hoping he would go back to sleep, but he doesnt. He just lies there and making noises (not crying). And I am sure resettling will not work at that time as he will think its up time if I go in and will just cry and then its too late to fall asleep anyway. Resettling doesnt really work for me anymore as he gets too worked up. I have not changed anything in his routine and he is now exhausted if I put him down at 10am for his morning sleep and simply doesnt last. What do you suggest I do?

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  93. August 20th, 2013 at 10:07 am Leyla says:

    Sorry just to add that he is definitely not cold and his diet consists of proteins and he is a very good eater and drinks a required amount of milk as per your books.

    Appreciate your urgent response.

    Thank you,
    Leyla

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  95. September 10th, 2013 at 10:19 am Courtney says:

    Hi there, I have read the book and tried to find the answer to my one and only question on here and in other places online but can’t find. I want to start my 5 week old on your routine. We have been following 3 hour feeds 7am till 7pm with dream feed until now (feed, play, sleep). I put him down when he starts showing sleepy signs at this stage this is usually after only an hour of awake time. If I try and leave longer he starts grizzling so I am sure he is telling me he is tired. In order to follow your routine I would need to keep him awake for 1.5 hours at some stages. I am concerned this will mean I’m going to have a very over tired baby. Do you recommend keeping him awake as per the routine? Or put him down that bit earlier? This if course will throw the routine out. I am very confused. He occasionally catnaps during the day but has been sleeping from 8 when we put him down until appox 4am. This quite good which is why I am scared of pushing him to stay awake to the allocated times. Thanks Courtney

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  97. September 10th, 2013 at 10:50 am Kate says:

    Hi Courtney :

    Thank you for your question. Yes, Tizzie does recommend that you keep your baby awake until the routine sleep time, to ensure that they are tired enough to sleep a full sleep until their next routine feed time, as sometimes if you put your baby down when they first display some tired signs they may be tired enough to nap, but not to have a good full sleep.

    If you feel that you need further support with your little one, and establishing Tizzie’s routine’s then you may like to consider joining the forum so that I and other mums can help you.

    Advice Forum – AUD $64.95 http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    The Save Our Sleep Advice 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. Tizzie and members of her team are actively involved in this area.

    The Advice 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 Advice Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to Archived Reading 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 Archive Library area but you will not be able to post as this area is now closed.

    Kind Regards
    Kate
    Save Our Sleep

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  99. September 10th, 2013 at 2:58 pm Courtney says:

    Hi Kate, thanks very much for your quick reply. I have just watched the video above and tizzie does say you can put your baby to sleep when she cries even if its different from what the routine says? Sorry now I really am confused! Thanks

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  101. September 11th, 2013 at 9:11 am Lynn Albert says:

    Hi,

    I have been following your routines for my 71/2mth old however my baby has never been able to sleep until 7am. As a result I am still following the routine for babies on solids until 61/2month because I can’t keep her awake until 9:20am because she is so tired and ready to sleep at 9. She is not grizzly but you can just see she is desperate to go to sleep. This first nap is usually about 1.5hrs and then her 1pm nap is always only 40mins so most of the time she has a third nap no later than 4:30. She wakes every morning at 5:30-6 and I have been holding out with her first feed until 7am but that has not encouraged her to sleep longer. She still gets up overnight for a nappy change. Is it wrong to make her wait or should I bring your rountine forward by an hour? Any advice would b great. Thanks

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  103. September 11th, 2013 at 3:39 pm Mel says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    I have read your book and my son is thriving on your routines – I have benefitted so much as well, thank you.

    I am just wondering about the impact of the “Wonder Weeks” on your routines? If any? I don’t know much about the Wonder Weeks but from what I’ve read it seems things can really go out of wack however I’m wondering if you’ve found whether or not babies on your routines are disrupted by these so called Wonder Weeks?

    Thank you 🙂

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  105. September 12th, 2013 at 10:12 am Mel says:

    I was also wondering what some of the signs are that bub is ready to move onto the next routine?
    My baby was 6 weeks premature and is currently 9 weeks old (3 weeks corrected).
    We are on the 4-6week BF routine at the moment and have been for 2.5weeks and scheduled to move to the 6-8week routine on Monday.
    For the last 3 days he has been waking at 6am instead of 7am.
    I leave him and stretch him out til 7am for his first feed but I just can’t figure why he is suddenly waking at this time every day when we haven’t changed anything else?
    Thank you.

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  107. September 12th, 2013 at 11:09 am Mel says:

    In addition to above – I have been really struggling to keep him awake til 11:45am for his next sleep and he usually pikes it by 11am (as he just did) – could this also suggest that he needs to move to the next routine in the book?
    Thank you in advance.

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  109. September 12th, 2013 at 12:39 pm Jess says:

    Hi Tizzie, I have done a quick look through previous posts to try and find an answer to my question after reading your book. Someone else us already asked this but in the top video you say you can adapt the routine if you hear your baby cry and its 15 minutes from sleep time you know they must be sleepy so you use your common sense and put them down or 15 minutes until feeding time then feed them. I have been having trouble keeping by baby awake at some stages. The answer to a previous post says to keep them awake as per the routine but this seems to be different to what the routine video says? Thank you Jess

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  111. September 12th, 2013 at 2:28 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lynn:

    Bringing the routine forward by an hour or even 20 minutes will mean you are encouraging your baby to wake early, this time of the morning sleep effects the time a baby wakes for the day. This is explained in more detail in the book. I suggest you look at your baby’s bedding and food intake. A little tweak to the bedding or food might be all you need.

    Here is a link to the bedding advice for you. http://news.saveoursleep.com/newsletter.asp?n=E393C841E490485E
    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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  113. September 12th, 2013 at 2:31 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Mel:

    Yes it sounds to me like you need to move up a routine. We have the advcie area if you are really struggling,.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  115. September 12th, 2013 at 5:15 pm Mel says:

    Thank you Tizzie we will start the new routine tomorrow.

    I was also wondering whether or not babies on your routines have been affected by the Wonder Weeks in the past? I have been reading up on them and it sounds like everything can really get out of wack, but was wondering if, on your routines, babies are affected as much or if any, by these “Wonder weeks”?

    Thank you.

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  117. September 13th, 2013 at 4:27 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Mel:

    Thank you for your comment, I have never found a wonder week to affect the routines, the routines help babies feel safe and secure when they through anything a growth spurt, a trip to hospital or a wonder week.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  119. September 13th, 2013 at 4:52 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Jess:

    Thank you for your blog post, I am sorry for confusing you it is a bit confusing I know. If you have a every little baby and he or she is crying and the next thing on the routine is a sleep you would pop your baby to bed early and if he or she sleeps until the next feed time great, if he or she woke up early and it put the whole routine out you would know this is not the ideal thing to do. If your baby is going to bed early and catnapping so not sleep the full sleep this is when I save you really need to stretch them and keep them awake until the sleep time on the routine.

    Do you know about our advice area? If you are having little problems with the routine it might be worth joining it to get your questions answered and help with establishing the routine.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  121. September 15th, 2013 at 11:07 am Leyla says:

    Hi, I’m very dissapointed that my question on 20august was not responded to.

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  123. September 17th, 2013 at 6:01 pm Lucy Palmer says:

    Hi Tizzie,
    I was lucky enough to receive your book and have decided to put my 5.5 month old little boy on your routines. He has been capnapping for quite a while now but due to severe eczema and cradle cap, I was feeding him probably more than I should when he woke after his usual 40min day sleeps. Now that his skin has cleared up, we need to sort this catnapping. I have read your advice on catnapping and have been following this for 5 days now but are still getting the 40min sleeps. He wakes up in a real state and takes quite a while to calm down. My question to you is how long do you recommend continuing with this. I am currently putting him down at 9am and 1pm. When he wakes I put him in the pram to encourage more sleep, which he does after a while. He is also taking solids up to twice a day. I have ruled out hunger and coldness.
    Many thanks for your time
    Lucy

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  125. September 18th, 2013 at 2:04 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Lucy:

    Thank you for your comment, it sounds to me like you have ruled out the normal things like hunger and coldness.

    Just to be sure hunger isn’t an issue here is what I would expect him to be eating. If he is eating this amount the next thing I would try is the next routine. It might be he is ready for more awake time which the next routine will have.
    Five months
    Breakfast: Four cubes of fruit mixed with infant rice cereal and 80 ml breastmilk or formula, followed by four cubes of fruit.
    Lunch and dinner: Four cubes of vegetables mixed with infant rice cereal and 80 ml breastmilk or formula, followed by four cubes of fruit mixed with 30 ml expressed breastmilk or formula and infant rice cereal to thicken it for dessert.

    For more information on feeding please consider the feeding book, here is a link to the feeding book in the store: link

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  127. September 18th, 2013 at 2:12 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Leyla:

    I am so sorry your comments were missed normally we get notified of posts going up in here but for yours we did not. If you have a question about the blog you need help with please email info@saveoursleep.com and one of the team will point you in the right direction to get help. If you need advice about your baby please consider joining out advice area. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/product/1805/49457/

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  129. September 18th, 2013 at 2:14 pm Tizzie says:

    HI All:

    I will no longer be answering questions in here, so please do not post a question up or it will be missed. The Blog is not an area for parents to seek advice about their children.

    Le gach dea-ghui, Tizzie

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  131. April 11th, 2015 at 2:19 am leor skin serum says:

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  133. October 2nd, 2015 at 12:23 pm Victoria says:

    Hi tizzie I have just recently read your book and have started my 15 month old on your routine! I am on day 3 and his day time nap has woken several times then settled back to sleep ? Am I doing the right thing by leaving him to self settle As he has gone back to sleep ? I know it does say that they give you a shock and protest on the 3rd day ? Just a bit of advice would be great thanks Victoria

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  135. October 2nd, 2015 at 5:48 pm Tizzie says:

    Hi Victoria

    Thank you for coming to my blog, if your little one is going back to sleep then yes it is okay to leave him to resettle.

    From Tizzie

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  137. October 2nd, 2015 at 7:11 pm Victoria says:

    Thanks tizzie for your reply

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  139. October 22nd, 2015 at 6:00 am Naomi says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    My son is over 6kg and is 11 weeks old. I have followed your routines since he was 2 weeks old. He has just started sleeping through the whole night yay – but I oute him to bed at 7 but he wakes every morning at 5:30 cooing and wide awake (not crying) do you suggest I feed and nappy change him and try to resettle or just leave him to hopefully fall back asleep before 7am? Thank you x Naomi

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  141. October 22nd, 2015 at 9:32 am Kate says:

    Hi Naomi,

    Thank you for your comment and it is lovely to hear that your son is doing so well. At this age when you baby wakes at any time before 6.40am Tizzie recommends feeding him and treating it as a night feed. You should offer him a full feed and then pop him back to bed until 7am or for 20 mins, whichever is longer. Then you can get him up and start the day by offering him another feed. This will likely be smaller than usual as it will be more like a top up feed. If he wakes after 6.40am Tizzie suggests leaving him in his cot if he is happy, or if you need to get him up then just try and hold off his feed until as close to 7am as possible. If you need to feed him a little early don’t worry, you will get back on track as the day goes on.

    One thing we would always suggest to look at when a baby is waking at this time is making sure he is warm enough to sleep well. Tizzie has recently posted a link to her Safe Bedding Guide on her Facebook page for fans to access, so if you can have a look there then this will help you with making sure he is definitely nice and warm. AT this age it is not unusual to be requiring the night feed still at this time, but this is just one of the other things that we look at to give him the best chance of making it through to 7am.

    If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our members can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s fan page is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  143. December 2nd, 2015 at 7:57 am Erin says:

    My lo is 7months, since warmer weather started has been waking frequently in the evenings after bedtime…usually after every 40m sleep cycle till the dreamfeed.

    I’m thinking he’s too warm in the evenings and may need to be layered up AFTER the dreamfeed.

    What do you recommend he sleeps in at bedtime to avoid this evening wakings?!

    I have had him in a long sleeve singlet, onesie, 2.5 sleep bag, cotton sheet folded, and maybe a waffle blanket….but on some nights have had to remove the blanket till the dream feed… As then he sleeps without waking earlier.

    We live in melbourne with very unpredictable daily /hourly temperatures so it’s getting very hard to know how many layers to start /and end up with!

    Many thanks!
    To have the room at a set temp requires using a heater….in your experience which style of Hester is the safest and also cost effective per hour to run all night?!

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  145. December 2nd, 2015 at 11:45 am Kate says:

    Hi Erin,

    Thank you for your message. I’m sorry to hear that your little one is having some difficulty with settling in the early evening. Do you have a copy of Tizzie’s Safe Bedding Guide? This will explain exactly what Tizzie recommends dressing baby in for each room temp and region. If you do not have a copy then you can down a free copy here – https://www.saveoursleep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/save-our-sleep-article-safe-bedding-guide.pdf . Please note it is just a guide and you need to look at the tips on whether your baby might be hot or cold that are listed on the guide information. Most families are using a lot more bedding then the guide suggests so please be aware of this. Also you might find at first your little one responds to more bedding but then gets used to it and you need to add even more layers. Also note the guide needs to be used with the Bambi or Save Our Sleep mattress protector if you do not have one of these use a bath towel or nothing, DO NOT use any other brand of mattress protector or your baby will over heat. It is very common once the weather heats up for babies to need less layers of blankets on them when first going to bed at 7pm, and Tizzie recommend then adding the additional layers that they will need for overnight and morning before you go to bed at night (after the dreamfeed if your baby is still of an age where you are giving this).

    In regards to heaters, Tizzie recommends either panel heater or an oil filled column heater are the best options.

    If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our members can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s BLOG is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  147. January 18th, 2016 at 1:43 pm Jennifer says:

    Hi, I have a 2 week old baby that I am mix feeding (breast and formula at every feed). I was looking to start your routine perhaps from 3 weeks. Would it be best to start on the bottle feed routine for a 3 week old baby who is mixed feeding?

    Thank you,

    Jennifer

    Ps just bought some more of your blankets and sheets, they are lovely!!!

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  149. January 18th, 2016 at 3:09 pm Kate says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Congratulations on your new baby and thank you for your lovely feedback about the blankets and sheets, we’re so glad to hear that you are happy with them.

    When you are mixed feeding Tizzie recommends to follow the breastfeeding routine as this is very important for your milk supply so you would start your baby on the routine for a breastfeeding baby 2-4 weeks of age.

    If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our members can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s BLOG is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  151. February 25th, 2016 at 12:14 pm Jennifer says:

    Hi,

    Do you routines work for babies with silent reflux? I would love to start my 8 week old baby on your routines but have difficulty putting him down to sleep, especially during the day.

    Thanks,

    Jennifer

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  153. May 20th, 2016 at 6:50 am Lauren says:

    Hi Tizzie and team,
    My 7 and a half week old son is sleeping from 7-2 then back to bed at 2:45-6. He settled at night with no problem. But he is waking at 6 but I know he is still tired. I try and stretch him out for a feed till 6:30 and when I feed him he falls asleep after 5 minutes. I try and put him back to bed to sleep till 7 but he just cries non stop. It is hard to stick to the routine when he is too tired to stretch out his sleep till 8:30. I have bought your bedding guide and made sure he is warm enough and I haven’t seen any questions like this in the book. Thanks!

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  155. May 20th, 2016 at 1:12 pm Kate says:

    Hi Lauren,

    Congratulation on your new baby! It sounds like you are both doing very well. At this age Tizzie recommends that you feed your baby as soon as he wakes in the night for any wake before 6.40am. You should offer him a full feed and treat it like a night feed, and then pop him back to bed until 7am (or for 20 mins, whichever is longer). Please try not to let him fall asleep while feeding as this will be aiding him to sleep. Not resettling after a feed at this time does often indicate that baby is not warm enough, and although you are already using Tizzie’s bedding guide, it is worth mentioning for you that most families find that they need several more layers than listed in the tables one the guide, as this is really just a starting point for you. You should use the tips on the guide to assess your baby’s bedding and add additional layers as needed, up to the maximums listed.

    If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s BLOG is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  157. May 20th, 2016 at 1:15 pm Kate says:

    Hi Jennifer :

    I’m so sorry your post was missed, I am not sure why we did not receive notification of it!

    Yes Tizzie’s routines do work for babies who suffer from reflux, in fact following her routines and advice can actually help to lessen babies symptoms. You can read more about this on page 58-61 of the latest edition of the baby book.

    If you are still seeking support with your little one then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s BLOG is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  159. September 16th, 2016 at 12:09 am Jess says:

    Hi Tizzie and team,

    I have recently read your book and started my then 10 week old baby on your routines. She was a late preterm baby born at 35.2, however was a big baby at 2.7kg and since then has grown well to be just over 6kg now at 11 weeks (6weeks adjusted). I started on the 10 week routine based on advice from your app, however I had issues with her being overtired and becoming very upset requiring assistance to settle and then not being able to make it to the next feed where she was very obviously starving. I found that she was showing tired signs and wanting feeds in line with 4-6 week routine, so started on that routine as per advice in the book. Since starting that routine I have found that she is taking longer to settle (happily awake talking and wanting interaction) and then only sleeping for around 30-40 minutes and taking most of her sleep time to resettle where I have to wake her for her next feed and she gradually becomes tired earlier and earlier for each cycle before falling asleep during and before her 6pm feed. which routine should I start her on, as I am confused that the book says babies 4-12 should start on 4 week routine and app says babies 4-10.

    Thanks
    Jess

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  161. September 16th, 2016 at 10:43 am Tizzie Hall says:

    Hi Jess,

    Congratulations on your new baby! It’s wonderful to hear that he is growing and developing so well 🙂 For a prem baby Tizzie suggests using their corrected age for their routine, so we would suggest that you start on the 6 week routine and then follow this routine for 2 weeks before moving to the next routine and so on until you reach the 10 weeks to solid routine which you will stay on until you start solids (see page 163-164 of the baby book for Tizzie’s advice on when to start a prem baby on solids).

    Tizzie has updated the advice in the latest edition of the baby book which now advises that babies who are breastfed and who are over 4 weeks of age but under 8 weeks of age, should start on the 4 week routine (this is for your milk supply). Given the information you have given me about your baby’s sleeps and settling and also the fact that your baby is 11 weeks actual age (and you have been breastfeeding for the whole time) then starting on the 6 week routine sounds like it will be the best fit for your baby.

    If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s BLOG is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  163. October 17th, 2016 at 11:25 am Kate says:

    Hi Tizzie,

    I recently started your routine for my 12 week old who had been catnapping and demand feeding every 2 hours (or whenever unsettled) basically since birth. Since starting your routine I’ve felt immediate relief just knowing when he should be eating & sleeping. He has been waiting out the feeds however we have three main issues i’d love some guidance on.
    The first; he can not self settle, I have to rock him to sleep. He also can’t resettle between sleep cycles.
    The second; he likes to be nursed or be rocked to sleep. I’munsure how much milk he is getting being EBF. He is 7.3kgs and 13 weeks old. So he’s getting a lot of milk but doesn’t like to do it in one setting
    The third; he wakes up every two hours in the night. I can’t help but think formula at night might help as we’ll know he’s getting enough milk for a big sleep.
    Oh and he really struggles to stay up for the recommended 2 hours he gets over tired after 1.5 hours.
    Would love some help.
    Loving the routine just need to have small wins and then Hopefully it will all come together. Thanks Kate x

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  165. October 18th, 2016 at 10:37 am Kate says:

    Hi Kate,

    Thank you for your comments of Tizzie’s Blog, and congratulations on your new baby. You can find all of Tizzie’s advice on how to teach a baby of this age to self settle on pages 198-201 of the latest edition of the baby book (or pages 186-189 of the previous edition). You can find the advice for what to do when he catnaps on pages 187-181 (or pages 175-179 of the previous edition).

    If you are always feeding your baby until full at each routine feed time, and offering both breasts then please don’t worry about how much milk he is getting. If he is content at the end of his feed and is refusing to take the breast again then we would trust that he is full. Please only feed your baby at the times on the routine and aim for the feed to be finished within an hour (so the 7am feed done by 8am and so on for his other feeds). Please do not feed him at sleep time as this is a sleep aid and also encourages snack feeding.

    Waking often in the night at this age can be a few things, the first we would always look at is his bedding. Waking so often is generally a sign that baby is not warm enough to sleep well or does not have the correct bedding. Here is a link to Tizzie’s safe bedding guide to help you work through the possibility of cold https://www.saveoursleep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/save-our-sleep-article-safe-bedding-guide.pdf . Please have a read and follow all of the advice and tips in there and this should really help with all of his settling and sleep.

    If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s BLOG is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  167. October 25th, 2016 at 7:51 am Cassandra says:

    Hi save our sleep,
    My baby is 6months and 2 weeks old, he’s been on your routines since 3 months old. At the moment I’ve been trying to put him on the 6.5month routine but I’m finding he’s really tired throughout the day so I try putting him down for a 4.30 nap but he now refuses them and won’t sleep what’s so ever. He’s also been waking at 5 every morning, he will be happy in his cot until it’s bout 6 and screams the house down.
    Would really love your help and advice!
    Thanks heaps,
    Cassandra

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  169. October 25th, 2016 at 11:59 am Kate says:

    Hi Cassandra,

    Thank you for your comments of Tizzie’s Blog. At this age there are a few things we would get you to look at when it comes to early rising. The first is his bedding, as waking at the time is often a major indication that baby is not warm enough to sleep well. Please look at the bedding guide and make sure he has enough bedding, you can download a copy for free via this link https://www.saveoursleep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/save-our-sleep-article-safe-bedding-guide.pdf.

    The next thing we would look at is his routine, so sticking to the sleep times on the 6.5 month routine. If he is going to bed too early this will cause him to wake up early the next day.

    There are other things to look at also, like is he having step two formula, if so please go back to step one, and make sure he is having a 1/3 meat chicken or fish in two of his meals a day. He needs to be having smooth puree for all of his meals, and he should be offered a savoury course followed by a sweet course, both courses until full. You can find more details about the causes of early rising on pages 191-198 of the latest edition of the baby book.

    Without lots of detailed information we are unable to guide you further. If you feel that you need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail as Tizzie’s blog is not a place where we can offer you advice about your baby. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  171. January 29th, 2017 at 5:42 pm Michelle Prutton says:

    Hi team,

    I have my 9 month old on your routine aND have done for a very long time..he’s been an awesome sleeper however recently started waking at 4:30-5am ready to tart the day. He hasnt needed a night feed since 3 months so he’s not hungry, hes not too cold, ive just tried changing our bedtime routine so he has awake time after his bottle but no change..the issue is that because he’s awake so early in can’t keep him up until 9.50am when he should be having his morning sleep..I leave him untilike 6.30am but by this time he’s been awake for hours. Jesus ready to go back to sleep by 7.30 which throws out our sleeps for the rest of the day. So my query is while I’m trying to figure out why he’s waking shall I be.keeping him up til 9ish or put him to.bed earlier? It’s a vicious cycle because then it takes him longer to get to sleep coz he’s over tired etc etc. In the you tube video above you say the routine is more of a guide and if the book says put them to bedo at 8.45 but baby’s crying at 8.30 don’t keep them up but there’s such a big difference between 7.30am and 9.50. Sorry it’s such a ramble but I’m at a lose as to what to do!!

    Thank you know advance!

    Michelle

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  173. January 30th, 2017 at 3:31 pm Kate says:

    Hi Michelle :

    Thank you for your comments on Tizzie’s video blog, it’s great to hear that your son was doing well on the routines, but not so great that he has started to have some trouble with early rising. Tizzie has found that the time of the morning sleep will impact the time a baby/toddler wakes the next day, so it is very important that you work really hard to keep him awake until 9.50am. The first day or two may be difficult, but once he starts sleeping until 7am again this will become much easier for him. Tizzie’s advice in the book about putting baby down early if they are tired before their sleep time only really applies if your baby is sleeping well, having full sleeps and sleeping as we would expect for their age overnight. At this age we would expect your little one to be able to sleep until 7am without night feeds, so it is important that we look at the time of his sleep as a likely factor in his early rising.

    We would also want to look at other reasons as to why he may have started waking at that time. There are a few things we would get you to look at when it comes to early rising. The first is his bedding, as waking at the time is often a major indication that baby is not warm enough to sleep well. Please look at the bedding guide and make sure he has enough bedding, you can download a copy for free via this link https://www.saveoursleep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/save-our-sleep-article-safe-bedding-guide.pdf. Other things to look at also are is he having step two formula, if so please go back to step one, and also make sure he is having a 1/3 meat chicken or fish in two of his meals a day. He needs to be having smooth puree, and he should be offered a savoury course followed by a sweet course, both courses until full. You can find more details about the causes of early rising on pages 191-198 of the baby book.

    Without lots of detailed information we are unable to guide you further. If you feel that you do need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail and work with you on resolving the early rising issues. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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  175. March 7th, 2017 at 10:30 am Rose says:

    Hi,
    I am just starting these routines but im not sure if i should adjust the routine each time my baby takes an hour to go to sleep….do i wake them up at the scheduled feed time, therfore they only have a short sleep or do i just push all the timings out? (Baby is 4-5 weeks)
    Thank you

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  177. March 7th, 2017 at 3:32 pm Kate says:

    Hi Rose :

    Congratulations on your new baby 🙂 It is important when following Tizzie’s routines to follow the times as per the routine. You would still wake your baby at the scheduled feed time and follow the routine as normal even if she took a little while to go off to sleep. We would expect your baby’s settling time to improve quite quickly when following Tizzie’s routines and advice so if she is taking an hour to settle to sleep and this does not improve quickly for you then we would want to look at why, as it is usually an indication that something is not quite right and that it is stopping her from settling well. This could be her bedding, or that she needs a routine adjustment, something related to her feeding, or possibly pain/wind or a few other possibilities. Without lots of detailed information we are unable to guide you further. If you feel that you do need more detailed advice and support then you may like to consider joining the Save Our Sleep® Online Advice, where our coaches can help you look at everything in detail and work with you on resolving the settling issues. http://shop.saveoursleep.com.au/category/1805/ .

    Kind regards,
    Kate.
    Save Our Sleep.

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