Sleep Blog & Media
Gemma blogs on all things sleep! Here you can Gemma’s sleep blog with great advice and read through Gemma’s articles published in mainstream media.
Considering sleep training your baby? Big step! I wanted to add a little bit about what I mean by the phrase 'sleep training'. For me, it's a catch...
Infant sleep Do you find yourself staring at your new baby sleeping and wondering "how much sleep do babies need?" Until your child reaches three...
The truth is, for some toddlers, they experience an 18 month sleep regression impacting on their bedtime routine, naps and their nighttime sleep. Commonly between 15 to 18 months of age.
Gemma, a sleep consultant, reviews the four month sleep regression. It may actually happen anywhere around the 3-5 month mark. If your baby was premature, sleep works off their adjusted age.
I hear too many worried clients thinking cuddles, contact napping and closeness are making a ‘rod for their own back’. Perhaps this advice to leave them alone has been given ‘helpfully’ by a friend or relative.
Gemma, a child sleep consultant, reviews the reasons why your baby may wake at night, some developmental, some habitual, some completely normal. Let’s take a look at the top 10.
Thinking about baby sleep training methods? One of the most talked about approaches to sleep train your baby/child is the Ferber method. Let’s break it down.
There’s some similarities here between baby and toddler sleep problems like early mornings and night waking but also some differences. The bedtime delays can be clever and quick witted and the room escapes end up being things prisoners would be proud of!
Christmas is a glittering, beautiful, and memorable time for children. However, younger babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are often surrounded by a sensory overload of lights, colours, and family members during social gatherings.
What tips are there for improving a baby’s sleep in the winter months? Here we take a look at winter sleep and your little ones. (Shorter version of...
A shorter version of this Blog was published on the Ergobaby UK (& Europe) website, 18th October 2022. Feeding to sleep? Feed to sleep...
It can be exciting or even a little heartbreaking to see your little one leave their cot and sleeping bag behind and move into a big bed with a duvet and pillow.
But when is the right time to transition safely?
Naps on the go can be your best friend, or the ‘danger nap’ can be your enemy! Here we look at napping on the go. Shorter version of this blog was...
Well, it’s been a fairly rubbish UK summer hasn’t it. Pretty much didn’t get my little one’s out of their 2.5 tog baby sleeping bags. It all gets a...
“Ah, that second baby will fit in, they all do!”. I’ve worked with parents whose second baby just didn’t! They were different, things that worked in...
I also blog for Huckleberry. My articles can be found on their site here.
Parents, Don't Make These Mistakes When Trying To Get Your Baby To Sleep
So you’ve got yourself a baby who doesn’t sleep…? Welcome to the club.
With so much conflicting baby sleep advice out there, it can be hard to know where you stand as a new parent trying to get your tiny crying bundle to sleep.
Do you pick them up and soothe them? Do you let them cry it out? So many questions – and to be honest, often no right answers. It’s mostly a case of trial and error, and doing the best you can.
2nd November 2021
“GETTING your child to go to sleep and into a good routine is a real win.
Not only does it help them hugely, it will make you feel much better than those nights where you got maybe two hours kip.
There are a few tried and tested tricks, but also some that you may not be aware of.
Gemma Coe, a certified baby and child sleep specialist, revealed a few extra tactics to the Sun Online.”
20th October 2021
“There’s no doubt about it, babies are born with a strong desire to suck to soothe. Some babies will get instantaneous comfort from a dummy in their very early weeks whereas other babies find comfort in other things and just seem disinterested. But what to do when it comes to taking away the dummy?”
April 23rd 2022
We caught up with Gemma Coe, The Baby and Child Sleep Specialist to chat about how sleeping bags can help you all get a better night’s sleep…
My best sleep aid as a sleep consultant? Sleeping bag. Absolutely! Given all the sleep products out there for newborns upwards you may think I’m mad (or just slightly boring). Hear me out. OK, so not only do these ‘wearable blankets’ look totally cute, but they are great for many practical reasons too.
“Sleep is a skill that our little ones have to learn. Some babies find it easier than others to learn how to settle and resettle. We need to give them lots of opportunities to practice but we also want to help them along the way where and when we can.”
MUM'S THE WORD I’m a child sleep expert and there are three things every mum of a newborn needs to know
27th November 2021
“WHEN it comes to having children nothing is easy, particularly if it’s your first one.
But what can make every other decision and action a million times harder is when you’re completely exhausted.
Certified baby and child sleep specialist Gemma Coe knows all too well the importance of helping your baby get some good kip – so you can get a rest too.”
29th June 2022
Do you know the feeling? You’re turning into the road to your house in the pram or car and poof, your child has fallen asleep. As we all know, this has been a nerve-racking experience for one parent or another. But what about napping on the go? Do these power naps ruin your little ones sleep routine? Or can you actually use them in a positive way?
Really struggled with sleep with my 10 month old, Gemma was patient, kind and so helpful.
Made a plan for us that was completely personal to us and our situations
Thank you for everything
Thank you for being so detailed in your recommendations to me on a routine that you thought would suit Delilah the best , it definitely helped, also your quick response to all my emails and all my questions 🙂
(at 3 months) Delilah is now doing awesome and sleeping through the night. She has also settled during the the day which is great.