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....
The dreaded 5am wake up…not again you sigh. When is this going to stop and how do I make it stop? HELP ME!
Early waking in children is more common than you think and this week’s blog I will be talking about the reasons why your child may be ready for the day at 5am even if you are not.. and what you can do to change them to a later more acceptable time…