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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Tip: In my routines if I tell you to feed your baby for 25 minutes but you are sure your baby has emptied your breast sooner, then you should move your baby onto the next breast.Common questions about baby routines
My baby is two weeks old. I would like to follow your routines but I don't like expressing, so I have chosen not to ever express. How should I adjust the routines?
Why do you advise not to put a baby in his bed to sleep at some points in your routines?
We often go to my parents or a friend's house for dinner, but with your 7pm bed time we are feeling quite restricted.
I am trying to get my 15 week old baby onto your routines but he is breast-fed and wants to feed every three hours. How can I stretch his feeds out?
What do I do at night if my baby wakes up before the dreamfeed?
What is the difference between a sleep and a nap?
How can I ask a question about my baby?
The best way to ask questions about your baby is to subscribe to one of our online support membership options. The support option memberships we offer are via our online forums and we have three levels of membership –
Level 1 – General Forum - £20.00
The Save Our Sleep General forum offers a friendly, supportive online community where parents can help other parents establish and follow Tizzie's routines and advice and help answer any questions that may come up along the way. The forum is a safe and secure environment where you can chat, help each other and share in the day to day joys, achievements and challenges of parenting.
The General Forum is a community of like-minded parents who willingly share their experiences, baby advice and support new members. The SOS moderating team checks the advice given and a member of Tizzie's team will step in only if incorrect, misleading or potentially unsafe advice is given. This area is a Forum only and does not entitle members to support directly from either Tizzie or her team. If you are looking to have the assurance of Tizzie's team you should consider taking up Online Advice (explained below) which will provide you with help and advice or if you would like help from Tizzie direct please consider a One On One Tizzie consultation (Explained below).
The General Forum membership also gives you READ ONLY access to the Online Advice area where you can read further advice of experienced Save Our Sleep parents as well as the Save Our Sleep team. You will be able READ threads in the Advice area but you will not be able to post.
Level 2 – Online Advice - £221.00
The Save Our Sleep ® online advice area offers a friendly, supportive online community where parents and the Save Our Sleep ® team can help other parents establish and follow Tizzie's routines and advice and answer any questions and help resolve any problems that may come up along the way.
This community of like-minded people willingly shares their experiences, baby advice and support with new members. The SOS moderating team checks the advice given and a member of Tizzie's team will offer advice or correct advice given if they feel a question was not answered fully or was incorrectly answered. Members can also alert the moderators if they feel a question has been overlooked. Tizzie may also step in to assist in threads however membership to this area is not a guarantee of help from Tizzie.
The annual fee to this support service enables the Save Our Sleep ® team to continue offering this advice service and to maintain a safe online community for all parents. The online advice membership also gives you access to the General Save Our Sleep Forums which includes the complete list of FAQ's and any updates made to the Save Our Sleep books!
Level 3 – One On One with Tizzie - £436 or less depending on current membership level
Register for 30 days of 'One-On-One with Tizzie' and Tizzie will give you baby advice and help you establish a routine where your child sleeps all night every night, and eats well during the day.
Tizzie's one-on-one consultations are performed via our Online Advice area within the Save Our Sleep Forums. Tizzie will begin a consultation for you within this area. You will be able to directly ask Tizzie questions and receive answers within a few hours during business days. If you have an urgent problem it can be answered within a few minutes. For problems arising outside office hours, Tizzie will arrange a suitable consultation time.
One-On-One with Tizzie members can message Tizzie with their baby sleep problems and other parenting issues as often as needed.
Once your consultation is complete you will automatically receive a membership to our online advice area for the remaining 11 months. This will enable you to continue to have an avenue of support from Tizzie's team and other parents following Tizzie's advice.
If you already have a membership to either the General Forum or the Online Advice area and would like to purchase a token to receive Tizzie's help for one month please purchase the appropriate upgrade token – Online Advice upgrade token or General Forum upgrade token