I was a new Mum, not getting a lot of sleep but very hesitant to try the 'cry-it-out' methods that were presented to me. My motherly instincts told me there was a kinder way for my baby who seemed to be comforted by my touch and yes, mums milk.

A friend had texted me through a link to a baby sleep event- I think she felt somewhat sorry for my lack of sleep. I'd heard of the name, but not yet had the energy to pick up any of her work so it seemed like the right time. I went along solo (well with bubs by my side), feeling somewhat wired after yet another rough 2-hourly-wakes throughout the night and a bit anxious about how I would keep my baby girl settled for the long car trip and event. As I arrived at pram city, I took a seat up the front ready to get the answers when it came to my wakeful bubba.

I absorbed every word the speaker had to say and so appreciated her 'keeping it real', but loved that she supported a gentle and holistic approach that resonated with how I felt motherhood should be- comforting to the baby.

Yes, I had been introduced to teachings of Pinky McKay and I couldn't wait to dig into the books that I had taken away with me that afternoon.

In episode 67 I had the privelige of chatting with Pinky and we cover the following: Sleep The benefits of carrying or rocking your baby to sleep.

Tips for transitioning a baby gently, to fall asleep without the need to feed to sleep.

How to wean with love.

What healthy foods could be triggering wakefulness in bubbas & toddlers.

Toilet Training Toilet training tips for toddlers.

Guidance around teaching your little one about the function of their genitalia once they discover their private parts.

Behaviour

 Helping little ones with the transition of becoming a sibling & ways to make them feel just as loved as ever.

How to reset a routine when your little one gets sick, has an injury or some change happens that manages to sway a routine.

How to reason and communicate with a defiant 3 or 4 year old to do things such as getting dressed.

How to navigate swearing and outburst in little ones.

Tips around overcoming boredom hunger requests. Plus more!

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