Introducing Vicki Scott our sleep and routine consultant
2 CommentsWednesday, 7 May 2014 | Admin
Hi everyone. I’m delighted to have been asked to be the Mummy and Little Me Sleep and Routine Consultant, and wanted to introduce myself properly. I am a midwife, former maternity nurse, nursery nurse and mum to two girls aged 3 and 8.
Over the last 15 years I have, through classes, seminars and consultations, advised and coached mainly new mothers through their baby’s first 6 months in terms of routine and sleep, and introducing solids.
I’ve always been a little bit of a soft touch! I don’t like to suggest leaving a baby to ‘cry it out’ unless we’ve tried all other options first. I’m a great supporter of breastfeeding, but also of expressing and using some bottles for flexibility. If a mum doesn’t want to breastfeed then I’ll give her all the support she needs to bottle feed without any of the ‘guilt’-what is that all about??
There are so many different approaches to parenting, especially in terms of baby sleep and routine so I thought it would help you to know where I am coming from in terms of the advice I give.
Here are some of my ‘golden rules’:
1. Respect the ‘fourth trimester’ of pregnancy when so many changes are happening. Bonding as a family, establishing feeding, baby adapting to life outside the womb, managing all the lifestyle changes that happen when a new baby comes along.
During baby’s first 3 months have a gentle routine in mind you are working towards, but be prepared for some days to be rather different than planned!
I’m looking forward to discussing all these things and more. Let me know your questions and I will try to incorporate them into my posts.
My best wishes