Signs that it may be time for your child to stop daytime naps. I know that’s a sad day for a lot of parents. Trust me. I’ve been there twice but there are some things you should start to look for that may be an indicator that your child just really does not need that afternoon nap any longer. Read more
Archive for month: November, 2015
I’m going to give you about four or five things today that I call my early morning checklist that you can go through and see if you can nip this little problem of when your baby wakes too early in the bud.
If you’ve just started The Sleep Sense Program though, I want to reassure you that the early morning wake ups will fade out. I find that within the first week or two, they’re fairly common. It’s just your babys bodies way of consolidating and organising some night time sleep. They might wake up at the five o’clock hour feeling pretty refreshed, but that will pass with time. Don’t panic.
If you’ve been working on this for weeks, months and youre still stuck in this early morning wake up, I want to give you some suggestions. Read more
I know that might sound crazy especially if you have had months or even years of broken sleep and half an hour naps might seem like a fantasy.
The baby might actually sleep too much. The truth of the matter is that 9 times out of 10, there is no such thing as too much daytime sleep. Some babies have different needs than other babies. Some will have a nice two-hour nap, some will do three, some will do fine on an hour. So, I want to relax a little bit around it that there is no magic amount of time that each baby needs. Read more
Soothing Back to Sleep…
This question comes from Kim who writes:
Why does my 13 month old wake up between the hours of 2:00am and 4:00am and just needs to be patted right back to sleep? I don’t take him out of his cot but it takes a toll on me to stand over him and pat his back until he falls asleep again.
Well Kim, You want to think about how Jacob falls asleep at bedtime. If you find that part of your bedtime routine includes putting him in his cot, and then standing above him patting his back, in a way he’s falling asleep on his own but in another way he’s not. Read more
I am passionate about helping families get the sleep they need to be happy and healthy. I am now a proud mum of two girls exactly a year apart in age.
– Judy Clark