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How to put your toddler into his or her bed after co-sleeping…

Tough question because they got used to sleep with you. That’s why it is much better to make up a baby room when they are tiny so they can get used to sleep by themselves.

I can’t tell a “fun” way to put them in their bed because that doesn’t exist. They got used to sleep with you so they have to get used to sleep in their room. You can put them in their bed at sleeping time and wait their with them until they fall asleep. If you stroke their back or pet/pat their bottom, they go to sleep quite fast. If you are their with them in the first some months (until they get used to it) than they will be fine.

The other question why they wake up during the night: it can be because they are cold. Try to make sure they are enough warm. They can kick the blanket off so if you put a nice and warm pyjama or sleeping bag on them it helps.

– If they wake up in the middle of the night, don’t let them go into your bed  and sleep there. Go into their room and if nothing helps, lay down next to them in their bed until they go back to sleep and after sneak back into your room.

– I know it is not nice to hear that they are crying but if you let them sleep with you they will have never got used to their room. It will take up some months until they will settle down in their room. Put loads of cuddly toys in their bed so they won’t feel alone, make sure they are not hungry when they go to the bed because they can wake up in the middle of the night because of their empty tummy. Put a baby monitor in their room, so you can hear when they are crying so you can go into their room and not the other way around.

– Make a ritual around bedtime. Dinner, bath, go to the bed, sit their, talk to them, read a story, turn off the light and let them sleep. Usually 10 – 15 minutes what you have to stay with them until they fall asleep.


– If they are not calm, you can use lavender essence/scent in their room or with their bath to make them calm and ready for the bed. Don’t let them run around before bedtime because that makes them hyperactive and it will be much harder to put them into the bed and asleep.  Do something nice and calm, like drawing, reading a story, look at a book with pictures and let them talk about it. The main thing that they have to feel they are safe in their room. And even you don’t sleep with them but you will go into their room when they need you. So they do not have to be afraid that they are alone or get lost, or mummy and daddy disappeared. Especially in the dark.

Yours sincerely,

Adrienn Faklya

Child-style Coaching

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First Aid Course

Honestly I went to my First Aid Course with a big “bah, it is Sunday and I am out of the house ewwww…” feeling. It was cold, morning and Sunday. And it was not the first weekend course I’ve been testing in the last some weeks. So I felt like ok, I finished with this one and no more weekend hassle anymore. I turned up at Thurleigh road and was waiting for the miracle = a course that can tell me something exciting, new…

And there we went the miracle happened. I’ve met one of the most interesting and charismatic person I’ve met for a long time. Susan Patterson-Smith is one of those people who you have to meet at least once in your lifetime:) She has more qualifications in Childcare, First Aid, Beauty training, Parenting, Massage, etc. than 100 average people all together.  But all those papers wouldn’t worth anything without her personality.

I’ve been working with children and families for 10 years and in this weekend I’ve realized how important to have First Aid Qualification under your belt. No one usually like to think about “what if something wrong happens…”. So we usually choose not to look at those directions. Because if we look at there it would happen… And OMG how bad is that!!! But the sad thing that accidents happen time after time. And when they are here we have no idea what to do except to pray for God.

Have you ever thought what to do if your baby swallow a tiny piece of something and choke on it? Do you know how to remove that piece without harm him or her further more? Do you know what to say to an ambulance when something happens with your beloved ones? It can save their lives! Do you know what CPR is and when do you have to use it? Do you know what is in your First Aid Kit and how to put them on? Do you know how you can safeguard your children if they show certain signs of being harmed?

If you have at least one answer: NO, than you certainly need a First Aid Training. Because it can save your children’s or husband/wife’s life. You don’t have to wait for something bad happens but when it does you can step up and do something useful until the Ambulance comes. And many times that ‘doing something’ is the difference between life and death.

Susan has First Aid Courses for families, nannies, anyone who would like to learn how to save lives. She has courses from 4-hour-long to 12-hour-long (for OFSTED registration). She also holds baby massages and different kind of courses all about pre and post natal treatments and First Aid. And last but not least she has one of the best humour under the sun:) She holds her private sessions any places (in your home) in South London or her organized sessions at 88a Thurleigh road, London, SW12 8TT.

I highly recommend to work with her and send your nanny and the whole family to a First Aid Course because children always climb, fall, swallow, choke. It makes a big difference if you know what to do!!!

If you want to contact her:

– Susan Patterson-Smith (The Baby Lady)

– website:

– Phone: 07932761312

If you don’t live in London or would like to have different kind of courses: – type in: First Aid Course and choose one close to your home:)

Your sincerely,

Adrienn Faklya

Child-style Coaching

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