It is a very simple answer and it is yes!
Food has a huge impact on sleep and also the time of day some foods are eaten also. Many parents who start out on their weaning journey are confused what to give and when to give it and in some countries health care professionals still suggest pureed fruit at dinner time until the age of around 9-10 months.
I am going to give you a small insight to how food can impact sleep.
Creating the right sleep environment for your child to sleep in is all part of the puzzle that make for great sleep. And one main component is this puzzle is a hormone called melatonin.
In this blog I am going to explain what it is, where it comes from and how it helps in completing the sleep puzzle!
Meet Ralph! Ralph is 3 and half! He was a great 11 hour sleeper when he was a baby right up just before his 3rd birthday.
Then, a little holiday away everything changed. Ralph liked to have a story read to him to fall asleep, he then wanted to sleep with Mummy and Daddy. On return home after a week away bedtimes became harder, he started refusing to put pyjamas on and taking up to an hour to fall asleep. He always found an excuse not to sleep, teddy fell out of bed, and his covers fell off, another story and then another then another then another!
Ralph was full of questions as well! He liked to know things especially if he was going to nursery the next day and who will be there! His parents tried to leave the room but it never happened easily or without a battle.
Then Ralph started to wake in the night and not go back to his bed unless Mummy or Daddy came with him. 4.30am became a favourite for Ralph to start the day!
It’s that time, to drop another nap and your little toddler is now going to be chasing you around the house on just 1 nap a day!
When will this happen, how will you know it is time and how on earth do you handle this?
Today’s blog I am going to explain it all to you and help guide you through it to make it an easy transition from your child and you!
Hands up if you are woken in the early hours around 4 or 5am with your baby having done a poop! You are now wide awake, so is your baby and there seems no chance of anyone going back to sleep now.
This is such a common issue and strangely there may be a way around this. Of course what I suggest in the blog here is just suggestions, it is not medically supported or indeed a guarantee but it is safe and worth trying! Just be prepared it may take a good couple of weeks to readjust this arrival!
Read on to find out how....