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Tizzie's Book & Advice
Baby books that give advice on everything from healthy eating to raising a happy family. Baby books make fantastic gifts for new parents!
With our range of parenting and baby books you will discover a wealth of information about parenting, babyhood and having fun with your children. Baby books make great gifts for new parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this area we address the most frequent questions that we are asked about establishing and maintaining Tizzies' routines and other baby advice.
Tizzie Hall Save Our Sleep Online Advice Area
Discuss Online Baby Sleep and other Parenting Issues with parents who understand you or maybe even Renowned International Baby Whisperer Tizzie Hall herself.
In this section you will find routines for your baby's age that will guide you through the day, giving you details of when to feed, play and sleep. The routines cover breastfeeding and bottle feeding from newborn to 24 months plus.
In this section you will find baby articles that cover a number of different problems such as such As Colic, Reflux, Night Waking & Catnapping.
Articles Not in the Save Our Sleep Book
In this section you will find all the reading that is not in the Save Our Sleep™ book. Tizzie will be adding a new article, routine or case study to this area each month.
Article & Routine Packages
We have combined our most popular routines and articles to create packages to help you prevent and solve feeding and sleep problems for various age ranges. They are available here at a special discounted package price.
Why Baby Routines?
I believe my baby routines are very important in helping parents to interpret their baby's cries. They teach parents to understand the difference between their baby's various cries. When following a baby routine, you will start to recognise your baby's hungry, tired or bored cries. When your baby starts to cry, you will be able to look at the baby routine and see what is due next. If your baby is due a feed, you will start to recognise that cry as a hungry cry. If your baby is due to have a sleep, you will learn that cry as a tired cry.
At first the idea of a baby routine can be quite scary. You will think if you have to spend the day clock watching, how will you relax or get on with everyday jobs. What happens if you have an older child, with a school run to do each day? Don't worry, it is possible. Not everyone's baby or life is the same, so sometimes baby routines need careful adjusting to suit your circumstances. If you find this to be your case, then try to follow my basic rules and adjust the routines to suit your circumstances better.
The feedback I get from parents following my baby routines is that it makes their lives easier. Through following my baby routines you are able to plan things such as doctor's appointments more easily, because you know what your baby will be doing at each stage of the day. If you have older children, they will also gain advantages from your younger baby having a routine, as you will be able to plan activities with your older children, as all the guesswork of what your baby may be doing at what time, is taken out of your day. The best part of these routines is knowing you will have time for yourself and your partner in the evening. The general feeling I get from parents who are not following a daily baby routine, is that this is often their hardest part of the day.
My routines also help babies to feel safe and secure. Your baby will know that his needs are being met and he has no need to cry. As a result you will end up with a very happy contented baby.
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When to start a baby routine
My experience indicates that babies don't start to surface between sleep cycles (the process of drifting between light and deep sleep) until they reach 6kg/13.2lbs, which is usually around 8 to 16 weeks. This is why you can aid a newborn baby to sleep and he will still sleep for a long period, however when he starts to surface between the sleep cycles, he will start to catnap during the day. Then at around 8kg/17.6lbs, which is often around five to seven months, he will start to wake between night time sleep cycles.
This is why I recommend starting to establish a baby routine so early, as it will prevent sleep problems occurring. So by week two, it is important to be developing some sort of sleeping and feeding routine.
For years, health professionals have been debating the pros and cons of a baby routine, but the one factor they always agree on, is that young children and babies feel safe and secure when they know what and when things are going to happen.
You will notice I have different routines for babies who are bottle-fed and breast-fed until eight weeks. This is because the routines before eight weeks are based on the mother's needs not the baby's needs. A breast-feeding mother needs to feed her baby more often in the first eight weeks to build up a good supply of breast-milk.
Tip: If you are breastfeeding with one or two expressed milk feeds or formula-feeds in a bottle then you should follow the breast-feeding routines. If you are feeding all bottles of expressed-milk then you should follow the bottle-feeding routines but express at the times on the breast-feeding routines.
Growth spurts while following my routines
I can't state strongly enough how important it is for a breast-feeding mother to follow my advice on expressing. If you want to have your baby on my routines and breast-feed successfully, you will need to follow the expressing times I have stated in my baby routines. The expressed milk should be kept and given at the 6:00pm feed or stored in the deep freeze for a later date.
If you look carefully at my breast-feeding routines you will see the week before a growth spurt you express more at my expressing times than the weeks your baby may be having a growth spurt. This means there is more milk in your breasts during the week your baby is having a growth spurt because your breasts have become accustomed to making more milk. Your baby will drink this extra milk during the growth spurt.
If you are bottle feeding you will not have to worry about growth spurts if you are following my baby routines and feeding your baby until he is full.