During this period your baby is going to go through a lot of changes. They are going to be eating a variety of different foods, textures, flavours and amounts. Physical development will also progress in leaps and bounds, quite literally and sleep will have changed quite a lot form 6 months old.
I have written this blog with some suggested schedules that may fit into your family life and walk you through the different stages that your child will grow into over these months.
Does the thought of having a routine frighten you or calm you? Are you a go with the flow family following baby’s cues 100% of the time or strict follow the clock family? I am definitely the latter, always have been… I firmly believe routine is KING! Why? Babies thrive off a routine.
Now my children are older (4 and 6 years) we can be much more flexible with meals and bedtimes.
But what difference does it really make not having a routine in place?
I am going to explain this in today's blog post. Keep reading…you may be surprised what you find out….
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!
Every month in the first year your child’s life sleep changes. Patterns and sleep needs shift. Nap transitions happen and they can be hard to manage and also work out when it is the right time to do it.
Here in this blog I am going to explain about the 3 to 2 nap transition, when it may happen, how to do it and the what if’s!
Hands up who has a cat napper..! No sooner you have had a shower, made a cup of tea, just sat down and “ping”, baby awake already and it’s only been 30 minutes…
This is a very common situation to be experiencing and there is something you can do to right this sleep pickle you may be in!
A cat nap, typically 30-40 minutes, one sleep cycle. I bet many of you can set your clock by your baby waking right..! I know you are nodding your head as you read this!
This is very normal and developmentally appropriate for very young babies up to the age of 5–6 months or so. Some young babies are grabbing 4 naps a day because of these short naps and they are super tired. Some babies wake early from a nap and are super fine with this and you can carry on your day with no fall backs or repercussions.
But after 5-6 months why is this continuing to happen? There are a few more reasons for this cat napping and here I will explain them to you.