Blissful Bambino

Bespoke Sleep Coaching Service. Sleep coaches with a passion to nurture confidence in your baby or child using our gentle and intuitive approach.

Operating as usual

29/07/2021

Adorable french bulldog sleeps on bouncing baby chair

We love dogs as much as we do bambinos at BB but this melted our hearts and took cuteness to another level! 🐾

[07/28/21]   Home Consultations returning at the end of August! Get in touch now to book yours!

Timeline Photos 21/07/2021

Timeline Photos

☀️ Pram covers ☀️

When you're out and about in this hot weather it's important to keep your baby out of direct sun. Stay in the shade as much as possible, even if they are in their pram or under a canopy.

Do not cover your baby’s pram with blankets or cloths as this could cause your baby to become too hot. Instead, use a parasol or shade to protect your baby from the sun, but make sure that air can circulate and you are still able to see your baby and monitor their temperature.

If you're worried your baby is getting too hot, you can check their temperature by feeling their chest or back of their neck.

[07/21/21]   We are really looking forward to offering our home consultations again from August, alongside our online consultations.

We wondered would you feel happy for a consultation in your home at this time?

Blissful Bambino updated their address. 15/07/2021

Blissful Bambino updated their address.

Blissful Bambino updated their address.

[07/13/21]   We are finally on Google business and we were hoping some of our lovely families could help us out! Over the years we have received so many wonderful testimonials and Facebook reviews and it would now be amazing to transfer some of those into Google reviews. So please if you are happy and able, could you leave us a Google review by searching for Blissful Bambino. These reviews can of course be your previous testimonials or reviews copied and pasted.

Thank you so much!

Faye and Sophie xx

12/07/2021

This is such a great visual aid for understanding how we can support our little ones when their emotions are out of their control.

This is such a great visual of co-regulation. Of course sometimes your child won't want to be held and don't force it. But if we can stay calm, meet the feeling not the behaviour then co-regulation can happen. When we hold our child there is a physical change. Their nervous system will mirror ours. We just have to wait for the fire to go out.

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[07/04/21]   This review has made our weekend! Thank you so much! It’s been so wonderful to see how well our online consultations have been working during the pandemic. We are really looking forward to being able to offer our home packages again very soon, as well as our online options.

“We fully recommend Blissful Bambino. The impact on the sleep of our 9 month daughter has been transformational!

We approached Faye as we were having problems putting our 8.5 month old down to sleep – this meant we had to keep her on our shoulders the whole night! Also we were still swaddling her and unsure how to move away from this. Finally we were still sleeping in her nursery to catch the night wake ups quickly. We had lost confidence in ourselves and were battling many weeks of accumulated tiredness.

We decided on the 3 week online consultation option (3 hour Zoom call then 3 weeks of daily email support excluding weekends, though emails we wrote at weekend were responded to on Monday). Faye is an amazing professional to work with. She has great attention to detail and absorbed all the information we sent through about how our daughter was sleeping and her general schedule. Faye also gave us great hope and reassurance during the initial consultation that there were a number of things to change which would really make a difference. This included changes to environment and also to the timings of both her daytime and night-time sleeping (she also really struggled to nap in the daytime).

One of the most important changes was a gentle, non-cry-it-out method for settling her in her cot. This took 3 or 4 days for us all to get used to, but a) it improved her sleep almost instantly and b) was very supportive for our daughter (it made us feel like good parents!)
Over the three weeks in which we worked with Faye (daily email correspondence), we found her full of knowledge, empathy (both towards us and our daughter) and flexibility, offering us changes to our sleep plan based on things we observed about our daughter’s behaviour. Our emails were responded to again with great attention to detail, promptness and clarity of communication.

Overall, 2 months on from the appointment, the effect on our daughter’s sleep has been transformational. Firstly, she is now sleeping unswaddled in her cot all night, sometimes sleeping from 1830 right through to 0400 or 0500. Secondly, any night wake ups are resolved within about 15 mins on average and do not always involve milk feeds – this is a good basis for night weaning when she is a bit older. Thirdly, her parents can now sleep in our own bedroom. Fourthly, daytime naps are improving such that sometimes she has two clear naps – this gives us a crucial extra 1-2 hours a day. Overall everyone is getting much more sleep! Thank you Faye and Blissful Bambinos!”

Timeline Photos 27/06/2021

We completely agree with Holistic Sleep Coaching ♥️

You know what I’m talking about…. Rocking, feeding, cuddling, loving, babywearing to sleep. All those rods. All those sleep associations. Crutches. Bad habits.

Bring them on.

It’s called NORMAL PARENTING people. We’ve been rocking it for thousands of years. Entire dynasties have been formed from infants who have been held, rocked, fed and loved to sleep.

Don’t even try to tell us these things are bad habits. It’s all normal.
Let’s talk about that rod for your back

Now, if any of them become unsustainable, unworkable, unsuccessful… we’re listening. Our trained coaches will always help parents who are struggling. But even when feeding, rocking, wearing or holding to sleep has become unsustainable, we still don’t believe that it was a bad habit. It’s still normal. And normal things do sometime feel unsustainable. That’s ok. What’s not ok is making parents feel bad for using these tools in the first place. Because making someone feel bad for something that is normal is not ok…

20/06/2021

Happy Father’s Day ♥️

Happy Father’s Day ♥️

Timeline Photos 03/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Now that the weather is finally getting warming it's important that you keep an eye on your baby for signs of overheating.

Feel your baby’s chest or the back of their neck (your baby’s hands and feet will usually be cooler, which is normal). If your baby’s skin is hot or sweaty, remove one or more layers of bedclothes or bedding.

Timeline Photos 20/05/2021

Timeline Photos

If you use a rain cover on your baby's buggy, make sure you only use the cover when it's raining and take the cover off when indoors.

Regularly check that your baby isn't getting too hot under the rain cover by feeling the back of their neck or chest. If their skin feels clammy, remove a layer of clothing or blanket.

Timeline Photos 17/05/2021

Timeline Photos

Baby wearing is a popular choice for many parents. Slings and baby-carriers are useful for holding your baby hands-free and can be especially handy if you have other small children running around.

However, there can be some risks involved if you do not use a sling or baby-carrier correctly. The risk appears to be greatest when a baby’s airway is obstructed, either by their chin resting on their chest or their mouth and nose being covered by a parent’s skin or clothing. The safest baby carrier to use will keep your baby firmly in an upright position where you can always see their face and make sure their airways are free.

When wearing a sling or baby-carrier, you should always keep in mind the TICKS guidelines:

✔️ Tight
✔️ In view at all times
✔️ Close enough to kiss
✔️ Keep chin off the chest
✔️ Supported back

RoSPA also have useful advice on using slings and baby-carriers.

Photos from The Lullaby Trust's post 26/04/2021

Photos from The Lullaby Trust's post

16/04/2021

😂😂

So true!

13/04/2021

You can start giving your baby time on their tummy from birth, this won't be for very long when they're newborn, but you can build this up as they get older.

Tummy time is a great way for your baby to strengthen their back, arms and neck muscles and will help them learn to control their head, roll over and crawl. Giving your baby plenty of time on their tummy while they're awake can also help prevent any flattening of the head. It's very important that your baby is awake when they are on their tummy and are supervised at all times.

06/04/2021

This brother and sister are completely adorable!

Helping and supporting each other so the little sister can share her brothers bed - such a unbreakable bond! ❤️💙

04/04/2021

Happy Easter to you all!! Have a fabulous day with fun, laughter and of course chocolate!!!

Happy Easter to you all!! Have a fabulous day with fun, laughter and of course chocolate!!!

27/03/2021

Don’t forget the clocks move forward tonight! With losing an hour, make sure you get your little ones outdoors for lots of exercise and fun tomorrow, to try and have them tired and ready for bed! 😊 💤💤

Don’t forget the clocks move forward tonight! With losing an hour, make sure you get your little ones outdoors for lots of exercise and fun tomorrow, to try and have them tired and ready for bed! 😊 💤💤

25/03/2021

😂😂

It just isn't worth it😉💤😂

24/03/2021

We love finding out more about our blissful family - did you find out the s*x of your baby before birth? It seems more common to find out these days - have any of our parents kept the surprise until their bambino arrived?

We look forward to reading your responses!!

We love finding out more about our blissful family - did you find out the s*x of your baby before birth? It seems more common to find out these days - have any of our parents kept the surprise until their bambino arrived?

We look forward to reading your responses!!

14/03/2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our lovely mummies and mummies to be! We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day! X

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our lovely mummies and mummies to be! We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day! X

04/03/2021

Today is World Book Day and what better way to celebrate it than with this beautifully written and illustrated book ‘The World Made a Rainbow’ 🌈

Created to see the pandemic from a child’s point of view it’s been written in a sensitive and reassuring way. Its a perfect story to read with your bambinos - especially if they are worried about returning to school. Most importantly, it ends as all stories should - with a happy ending 🌈

It’s available on Amazon Prime so it could be on your child’s bookcase by tomorrow evening!

Today is World Book Day and what better way to celebrate it than with this beautifully written and illustrated book ‘The World Made a Rainbow’ 🌈

Created to see the pandemic from a child’s point of view it’s been written in a sensitive and reassuring way. Its a perfect story to read with your bambinos - especially if they are worried about returning to school. Most importantly, it ends as all stories should - with a happy ending 🌈

It’s available on Amazon Prime so it could be on your child’s bookcase by tomorrow evening!

12/02/2021

Adorable Aussie Puppy Takes A Nap In Electric Baby Rocker

Who says you need to be a bambino to enjoy such a luxurious napping environment?!

Happy Friday from us to you!

10/01/2021

Wow look at this nap time in Quebec!! ❄️ 💤

Another great day with a wonderful outdoor nap time. It was around 0 Celsius today. We live in Quebec, 🇨🇦. They are all wearing their full winter gear!! They are all warm and comfy and slept very well!! ❤️

Thank you to Audrey Marchand for sharing this wonderful picture with us!! ☺️😍

[01/09/21]   Happy Saturday! We hope you have all got through this first week of lockdown ok. We have had such a busy start to the new year!!

Thank you for this lovely testimonial Helen 😊

“We are so pleased that we got in touch with Faye at Blissful Bambino. We had got to a point where we felt we'd tried everything and just didn't understand why our little boy's sleep wasn't improving.

Faye was incredibly detailed in building her understanding of the situation, and suggested lots of small changes that we would never have thought of. It took a while for him to change his habits, and her email support through that time was amazing. She took everything on board, and suggested additional little tweaks when they were needed. Having the guidance and reassurance of someone who knows what they're talking about is so valuable when you're sleep deprived and not very able to think clearly!

At the start of the process with Faye, our son was awake for 3 hours in the middle of the night, every night, and had been for several months. He's now back to sleeping through the night 630-630. We know it is a continual process of adjustment, and there will be good nights and bad, but it feels so good to be back on track. Thank you!”

31/12/2020

As we leave this very strange and unsettling year, we hope 2021 brings health and happiness to all! Happy New Year to all of our lovely families and their bambinos!

Lots of love

Faye and Sophie ###x

[12/28/20]   We are so thrilled with how well our virtual/online consultations have been going with our wonderful families:

“Faye has became our sleep fairy godmother after reaching out for support a few months ago. After spending time getting to know us as a family, including meeting our little one virtually, she wrote a very comprehensive and detailed series of steps for us to follow - taking into consideration our needs as a family including gentle changes. I also love the fact that she has training in other areas for example reflux and is able to view babies and children in such a holistic approach.

The email support was brilliant and she took the time to answer every question. She was just what we needed when sleep became bumpy and really helped me not panic in my sleep-deprived state.

Sleep is a lot better for all the family now - so many less wake ups at night which is brilliant. We don’t hesitate recommending her to all our friends with little ones who need support with sleep. Thank you again Faye!”

25/12/2020

Thank you so much Sophie for my lovely Christmas gift!! I love it!! I’m ready for 2021!! 😘😘 Now you need one! 😉

#BB #christmas #loveit #personalisedgifts

25/12/2020

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! After a very strange year we wish you health and happiness. Hold your loved ones close and stay safe and well!

Lots of love

Faye and Sophie ###

[12/23/20]   So grateful to receive such a lovely testimonial! We are so lucky to love our job so much and work with so many amazing families! ❤️

“Hiring Faye and Blissful Bambino was one of the best decisions we made as parents. Our now 20 months old daughter would go to bed very late and end up co-sleeping with us most nights. Thanks to the sleep training, she now falls asleep at a reasonable time at night and prefers sleeping in her cot to sleeping in our bed! Furthermore, she drank an incredible amount of milk for her age and thanks to Faye, she is now only drinking one bottle per day. And, we all have a routine to follow now in the evenings, which is good for us parents, too. We still have some work to do but our daughter’s sleep and eating habits have improved more than we would have thought was possible in such a short space of time. What I really liked about Faye’s approach is that she gave us a choice of methods to use and that she replied very thoroughly to my daily emails with clear instructions to follow. It has helped me so much to have someone that you are accountable to and that gives you guidance throughout this process. I probably would not have seen this through without Faye by my side. Given how much time Faye must have spent on those emails, I think the £210 are actually a bargain. So, if you are struggling with your child’s sleep, hiring Blissful Bambino is the best investment that you can make! Thank you so much, Faye, for all your help.”

31/10/2020

Happy Halloween!

19/10/2020

We are 8 today!!! We can’t quite believe it! But what amazing 8 years it has been and we have loved every minute!! 🥳 💜

17/10/2020

A beautiful thought for the weekend 💜

You're their person. 💗
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📷 Kisses From Boys with Krista Ward
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🌬 For support in your gentle parenting journey get your copy of the new Winter Issue 39 of The Natural Parent Magazine https://linktr.ee/TheNaturalParentMagazine 🌬

[09/28/20]   What a lovely way to start a new week! It just shows how well our new online consultations are working!

A testimonial from a wonderful family we had the pleasure of working with in these strange times:

“Our 10 month old was waking up repeatedly in the night, sometimes 9 times a night or more. I was having to rock or feed her to sleep every time. I also rocked her to sleep at bedtime.

I was resistant to approaching a consultant, as I felt like a bit of a failure if I had to admit that I needed help. My husband found Blissful Bambino, though, and contacted them. As soon as I spoke to Faye on the phone for an introductory chat, I completely changed my mind and couldn't wait to get started! It was clear from the outset that her opinions aligned completely with mine, that the happiness and wellbeing of the babies was top priority. No crying-it-out or causing distress to the little ones.

We started just before lockdown and made good progress, however we chose to complete the support perhaps a little sooner than we should have. Lockdown caused various disruptions and I fell back into some bad habits and was not as consistent as I needed to be.

About three months later we got back in touch with Faye and recommenced our coaching and support. This time Faye had to take into consideration that lockdown had made our daughter a lot more clingy and attached, which meant an even gentler approach was required. It all went extremely well, though.

When we completed the support, our daughter had gone from needing to be rocked to sleep at night, to falling asleep without me in the room at all. I wouldn't have thought it was possible! Instead of waking up multiple times throughout the night, she was often sleeping through, or waking up only once after a very long stretch of sleep. It really did seem like a miracle! The methods and support that Faye gave worked so well and made such a complete different to our daughter's sleep.

I cannot recommend Faye enough. I am so glad my husband found Blissful Bambino as they have made such a difference to our family and our life. I wouldn't hesitate to get back in touch if we needed help with anything else in the future.”

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