Mum praised for trick that gets children to sleep 12 hours a night
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It can definitely be a bit of a hassle getting your little ones to sleep throughout the night.
However, one mum is being commended for her method in getting children to sleep a full 12 hours.
The internet is calling her 'super-mum'.
The mum in question, Sophie Middleton, has parents all over thanking her for sharing the priceless secret.
Professionally known as The Night Night Nanny, the mother-of-two has been professionally working in childcare for over a decade now and has figured out some tricks of the trade.
All about providing sleep support to parents in desperate need of some shut-eye, the family sleep coach explains it is her 'duty' to build 'confidence and knowledge' for families when it comes to bedtime.
Dubbed a 'fool-proof' system, Sophie has revealed that she has tried the trick on her own daughters, Isabelle and Ruby, and has been successful ever since.
Speaking to Teeside Live, the mum-of-two explained that she managed to get her first-born, Isabelle, into a solid routine of sleeping 12-hours a night, 7 pm to 7 am.
Sophie explained that when she attended baby groups and told people that her baby slept 12 hours a night - they couldn't believe it.
Then, after having her second daughter, Ruby, Sophie wanted to really put her methods to the test with many believing she couldn't 'get the 'same great sleeper twice'.
The Night Night Nanny explained: "Everyone can have one baby and that one baby sleeps well, but when Isabelle was eight months, then I fell pregnant with Ruby.
"When Ruby was born everyone said you won't get two the same, the second one will be up all night, she won't sleep."
While admitting that her second-born had 'horrendous reflux', Sophie revealed that she still slept 12 hours a night from 14-weeks.
"She's four in July and she still sleeps like that," the 'super-mum' added.
So, what is this miraculous trick that Sophie has figured out?
Well, she puts the steady night's sleep down to two factors: routine and learning independence.
Instead of advocating for 'sleep training', Sophie's method references the importance of a daily rhythm, getting your baby comfy in their cot alone and monitoring screen-time.
All about getting the baby into a sort of 'sleep-mode', she explained: "The routine that works for us, it's what we've always done, is as soon as the kids have their tea, they go straight upstairs and then they have a bath and then it's normally 45 minutes between them going in the bath and them going to bed.
"That's absolute quality time, so there's no phones allowed in the bedroom," she said.
So, there you have it.
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