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!
I am often asked if a baby needs to have a “nap time routine” and should it be exactly the same as a bedtime routine, aside of a bath of course! And the answer is...
But why and what does that nap time routine look like? Let’s take a look and how it may differ from babies to toddlers!
All babies respond differently to settling techniques and a lot of this comes down to the temperament of your child. Of course they have to be of an age and stage of development that they are ready for learning new skills of sleeping independently and we need to ensure we have set up the perfect environment for them to sleep in. Have they had the right naps today? Are they going down at appropriate times according to their awake windows, are they hungry, are they too hot or cold….there are a lot of variables to consider.