You are a great mom! You are working hard to build great sleep habits for your baby. However… there are periods that every baby must go through in which they are changing and developing. And these beautiful times can be very challenging, but it is so important to remember that you aren’t causing them because they are NATURAL! It is empowering to understand your child’s needs and know how to respond to them appropriately. This episode will help you manage these sleep disruptions by following your instincts! Listen to this episode for valuable insight into managing periods of sleep disruption, including many tips on surviving the demands and learning to go with the flow of your baby’s needs, so that you can feel more compassion for your baby and yourself! Highlights from this episode: What mental leaps are and why they cause sleep disruptions Understanding temperament and how to find out what your baby’s temperament is Why some children are less affected by development and the effects of sensitivity Meeting your child’s emotional needs The importance of being responsive consistently with your child The benefits of gentle methods Tips for handling periods of sleep disruption Priorities to focus on and what you’ll gain How important it is to take care of yourself as a new mom Resources and links mentioned in the show: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg The Temperament Test by Tracy Hogg The Wonder Weeks book and app Visit Meredith's website: Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram Follow Meredith on FaceBook Join Meredith’s Sleep Group on Facebook Successful Sleep For YouTube notes: Visit Meredith's website: www.Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram @SweetSlumbertime Follow Meredith on FaceBook @SweetSlumbertime
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Episode 8 - "Building Sleep Habits for Infants"
43:29Do you want to help your infant sleep well? In Episode #8, you'll learn the tips that matter most when it comes to building strong sleep habits for infants, 0-4 months. You can begin building your new baby’s sleep habits by taking simple steps! You won’t have to sort through tons of baby sleep resources, because Meredith has simplified the process for you in this episode. This episode will help you know where to start. You’ll learn what to expect and do during the first couple of months, to get started on the right track and start strong. Do you have questions about what naps and nights should look like for young babies? Do you know why your baby fusses when overtired and how to avoid it? In this episode you’ll learn more helpful information about infant sleep than you would by sorting through several sleep books. You'll enjoy this episode and save yourself from headaches and confusion. Topics: Realistic expectations for the first 1-3 months Where to start How to take advantage of nature Understanding your baby's temperament & needs Insight on sensitive, high energy, and grumpy babies Establishing days and nights Shaping schedules Sleep cue tips for high energy babies Limits on wake windows How to eliminate colic Simple routines and tricks for getting your child to fall asleep easier/faster Cluster feeding insight Moving bedtime earlier Nap limits and expectations Tips to help your child sleep through the night naturally Believing that you respond to your child the right way If you would like to work with Meredith, click HERE for more information on her services and programs! Join her group HERE to learn more about her non-crying methods and peaceful approach. Click HERE to find out more about the Successful Sleep Membership Site with weekly workshops taught by Meredith and other experts on motherhood. Access important tools and non-cyring methods from the Successful Sleep programs, too!
Episode 7 - "Caring for Your Body During Postpartum" an Interview with occupational therapist, Lisa Westhorpe
36:59Do you want to take care of your body and mind, but find it hard to prioritize yourself? It’s not easy for mothers to find time to properly care for themselves, and at times it can be hard to get out of survival mode. That’s why it will be great to learn from experts like Lisa Westhorpe, a mother and occupational therapist. She spent years working with children and the elderly, and found her career very rewarding. But, when she became a mother, she was startled to find very little support and information to help her adjust to her new role. Can you relate to the lack of support and how that affected you? Lisa found it hard to take care of her body and mind because no one prepared her for this transition into motherhood. She didn't realize that she needed more instruction and information to successfully manage postpartum recovery or how to support the new demands placed on her body. Despite her background as an occupational therapist, she developed an injury while caring for her new baby from repetitious movements. But, Lisa turned something difficult around. These experiences compelled her to seek further education and training in maternal healthcare, led her in a new direction in her career, and inspired a passion for supporting new mothers! Listen to this new podcast episode to hear about Lisa’s incredible mom and baby playgroups and her new course that teaches other occupational therapists to support mothers worldwide. Learn tips on self-care AND how to safely return to physical activity. She is a great resource for mom-hacks and simple self-care tips. You'll be inspired by Lisa’s exciting story and also love learning from her! Topics: A genius way to look at self-care How to return to exercise Bringing back the things you love and miss How to problem solve everyday mom predicaments Ideas for connecting with others When to return to exercise Giving yourself patience RESOURCES: Learn about Lisa Westhorpe here: www.NurtureOT.com. She offers 1:1 coaching, playgroups (mostly in the CA Bay Area but for now is online), and classes for OT's. Lisa is a Successful Sleep Membership Site workshop instructor. This is a fabulous membership site and community for moms who want to build sleep habits using peaceful methods. It's also for moms who want to learn from experts on all things motherhood. There are bi-weekly workshops on empowering topics! It's an amazing opportunity to help your child sleep well and feel complete and confident as a mother. Find out about more about the Successful Sleep Membership Site here. You can also join the Successful Sleep group on Facebook to learn tips for improving your child's sleep and find out about Meredith's peaceful methods. If you would like to work with Meredith, go to www.sweetslumbertime.com to find out about her programs and sign up for a free consult.
Episode 6 - "Meeting Your Needs as a New Mom" an Interview with Amanda Bennett
41:48In this episode, you'll learn powerful tips about making the transition into motherhood easier and better, and how to support your mental, emotional and physical health. You'll understand the reasons that your needs are important, too, especially as a new mom. If you are considering having another child, you'll rethink your approach, expectations and the way you prioritize self-care, the next time! This episode features an interview with Amanda Bennett, host of the "Gotcha Mama" podcast. Amanda shares the difficulties she experienced when she had her first child. It was challenging to become a mother, as it can be for many of us. But Amanda realized later that she didn’t take good care of herself or seek enough help from others, because she didn't understand her own needs and there wasn't enough guidance, information, or community support available. Amanda started a podcast to build her own community of support and fellowship for mothers. As she learned from other moms and reflected on her own experiences, Amanda created a plan for how she would approach postpartum with her second child. Her mission was successful! The second time around was completely opposite of when she had her first child; she felt like herself, wasn't completely overwhelmed, and felt whole much sooner. Amanda shares her secrets to a better postpartum experience in the episode. This is a feel-good, inspiring, relatable episode you won't want to miss! Topics: Realistic expectations of newborns & mom-life What you shouldn't expect from yourself How to not overdo it Why you should ask for & accept help from others How to prioritize self-care Recognizing your limits Common struggles that mothers go through Postpartum mental health Why new mothers need more support and openness How to give yourself grace Amanda is one of the talented instructors that teaches workshops for the Successful Sleep Membership Site. You can learn more about joining my membership site here! Learn about Amanda Bennett here. Find the "Gotcha Mama" podcast and subscribe here.
Episode 5 - "Sleep Training the Peaceful Way"
34:24In today's episode of the Sweet Slumber Podcast our host, Meredith Brough, talks about how to sleep train or improve sleep, in the most peaceful way possible. She explains the benefits of a powerful tool that leads to successful sleep training, without crying. She also shares tips to help you avoid common sleep training difficulties. Meredith talks specifically about giving yourself a break and allowing yourself grace. She teaches why it is sometimes hard for little ones to learn to sleep independently, how to work with your child peacefully, and corrects some misconceptions about crying babies that people believe. Whether you're a new parent, parent soon to be, or preparing to sleep train your baby or young child, this episode has insight that will improve your sleep training journey. Meredith advises parents to consistently be responsive, patient, understanding and listen to your intuition. Following the Sweet Slumber approach will bring success! Topics: Why you should prioritize responding to your child’s needs 99% of the time How you can create a world of security and peace for your child The benefits of teaching security to your child now, and in the future Find out why the Sweet Slumber approach is relaxing, peaceful, and successful Learn what is really going on with your child’s sleep and feel less stressed and anxious Understand the power of the Mother & Child Connection and appreciate it Discover the powerful tool that most parents are missing Simple steps that lead to deeper, peaceful sleep and self-soothing How to invite cooperation and progress Imagine what it will be like when you reach your sleep goals! Links: Website Facebook Instagram Successful Sleep on Facebook Youtube Resources: Psychology Today. Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. “Five Things NOT to Do to Babies. Here are don’ts for babies.” ParentingforBrain.com. “Emotional Regulation in Children” RaisingChildren.net.au. “Self Regulation in Young Children”
Episode 4 - "Giving Myself Grace" an Interview with Jenny Hladun
41:29Thank you so much for tuning in to today's very important podcast! In this episode, I'll have an inspiring conversation with Jenny Hladun who just a short time ago, became a first time mom. Our conversation covers a wide sweep of important touch points that all center on managing postpartum depression and anxiety, the role that good sleep habits have on the severity of postpartum, and giving yourself a bit more grace as you figure out how to do this mothering thing with those around you, and individually. "...We need to support each other as moms and not be comparing ourselves to each other, there's no finish line, there's no first-place prize in this thing of motherhood. It is a community of moms and we have such a large community of women that have gone through this. I think we need to look at each other and say, “You're part of my tribe, you're part of this community"... instead of comparing ourselves to each other, and saying, “Well, am I doing as good as them? Are they doing as good as me?” We should all just look at each other and say, “We're doing the best that we can. What can I do to help you?” - Jenny Hladun Topics: What’s hard about having a new baby Feelings a new mom experiences Risk factors that cause postpartum depression and anxiety Typical signs of postpartum depression and/or anxiety Marriage struggles Ideas for managing postpartum mental health Jenny’s advice and insight for new moms Advice for women who suspect they have postpartum depression or anxiety Powerful Solutions: support, improved sleep, self-care, and giving yourself grace Resources: www.postpartum.net Successful Sleep Facebook Group The Sweet Slumber Website: www.sweetslumbertime.com Click here for the transcript.
Episode 3 - “The 10 Keys to Building Successful Sleep Habits”
37:05Do you sometimes feel like your child responds better to others than they do to you? Do you sometimes dread your child’s sleep time? If you’re going through anxiety or stress over sleep, it’s time to move beyond that feeling! This episode will help you feel at peace, transfer that positivity to your child and make sleep changes at a good pace for you and your baby! This episode is packed with valuable information! Sleep coach Meredith presents her 10 Keys to Building Successful Sleep Habits for Your Child. She teaches these tips to countless clients with wonderful success, and now she is sharing them with you so you can create a good foundation for restful sleep for your baby! This plan will help you implement small changes while your baby’s needs are being met. So many troubles can be tackled using these helpful strategies! This episode will show you ways to help your baby feel secure and relaxed so they sleep better. Highlights from this episode: Ways to be good to yourself and stay positive Don’t expect perfection Little changes equal big results Tips on when to work on sleep habits The 10 keys to building successful sleep habits Consistency; stick to the plan Persistence; babies will start to cooperate Make subtle changes every 1-3 days; push forward when child is cooperative Babies and toddlers create new habits in only 3-4 days When things don’t go well, don’t give up Babies become secure when their needs are met Ask for help Celebrate and track all of your successful moments Be good to yourself If you are not making progress, find an expert for advice and accountability Resources and links mentioned in the show: Visit Meredith's website: Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram Follow Meredith on FaceBook Join Meredith’s Sleep Group on Facebook Successful Sleep Visit Meredith's website: www.Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram @SweetSlumbertime Follow Meredith on FaceBook @SweetSlumbertime Join Meredith’s Sleep Group on Facebook: Successful Sleep Thank you so much for listening to this podcast and working to create the best sleep habits you and your child deserve! Please share this podcast and leave a review, so others can tap into the insight shared here and respond to the unique sleep needs of their young children! ~ Meredith
Episode 2 - “Understanding and Surviving Sleep Disruptions”
35:55You are a great mom! You are working hard to build great sleep habits for your baby. However… there are periods that every baby must go through in which they are changing and developing. And these beautiful times can be very challenging, but it is so important to remember that you aren’t causing them because they are NATURAL! It is empowering to understand your child’s needs and know how to respond to them appropriately. This episode will help you manage these sleep disruptions by following your instincts! Listen to this episode for valuable insight into managing periods of sleep disruption, including many tips on surviving the demands and learning to go with the flow of your baby’s needs, so that you can feel more compassion for your baby and yourself! Highlights from this episode: What mental leaps are and why they cause sleep disruptions Understanding temperament and how to find out what your baby’s temperament is Why some children are less affected by development and the effects of sensitivity Meeting your child’s emotional needs The importance of being responsive consistently with your child The benefits of gentle methods Tips for handling periods of sleep disruption Priorities to focus on and what you’ll gain How important it is to take care of yourself as a new mom Resources and links mentioned in the show: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg The Temperament Test by Tracy Hogg The Wonder Weeks book and app Visit Meredith's website: Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram Follow Meredith on FaceBook Join Meredith’s Sleep Group on Facebook Successful Sleep For YouTube notes: Visit Meredith's website: www.Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram @SweetSlumbertime Follow Meredith on FaceBook @SweetSlumbertime
Episode 1 - “Learning to Trust Your Instincts-A Mother’s Intuition”
21:02Welcome to the Sweet Slumber Podcast: the Good, the Bad, and the Sleep Deprived. First of all, YOU are an amazing mother! You may not feel amazing if you are a mom of a sleepless baby or toddler or one who is struggling with sleep. It’s time to put sleep deprivation behind you and bring more joy and peace into your life! I am Sleep Consultant Meredith Brough, and this podcast series will offer you tips on various ways to get the sleep you and your child deserve as you meet their needs and build security. In this episode, I provide an introduction to what this podcast will offer in future episodes but also focus on the gift of your “mother’s intuition” - tuning into your instincts. This podcast will help you move past negative thoughts, advice from others, and your exhaustion... and depend on your personal mom instincts to create good sleep patterns for your child. You will learn to trust yourself and your strengths - whether they are already present or still developing. This podcast will help you unravel the information that comes at you from so many sources to recognize what your baby really needs, as you teach your child to trust you and feel at peace. Listen to this podcast now to learn how to feel confident as you care for your child and become the great mother you want to be! Highlights from this episode: Dealing with the confusing advice from others Letting go of your fears so you can care for your child freely Thinking positively towards yourself as a mother Children’s unique emotional needs and temperaments Recognizing the difference between sleep needs and habits Understanding normal sleep disruptions Rules for responding to babies and toddlers in the night How to survive sleep deprivation with compassion for your child Listening and responding to your inner voice Finding strength from others Choosing what is best for your child Feeling good about where you are now Resources and links mentioned in the show: Visit Meredith's website: Sweetslumbertime.com Follow Meredith on Instagram Follow Meredith on FaceBook Join Meredith’s Sleep Group on Facebook Successful Sleep Thank you so much for listening to this podcast and trying to create the best sleep habits you and your child deserve! Please share