Days out happen, parties happen, holidays happen, the weekend’s come around fast and with all of this later bedtimes happen. This is normal and really is it a big deal? A later bedtime here and there is really not going to make much difference to your child aside of perhaps a tired grumpier child the next day because let’s not forget a later bedtime does not necessarily mean a later wake up so they will be short on hours of sleep. Remember the circadian rhythm is set to wake at the same time every day.
But what happens if these late and irregular bedtimes happen more often or every day?
You may be that family who are very relaxed when it comes to bed times and some days your child has an early night and other nights they are staying up to have dinner with you and watch a movie. Lets dive into this deeper and I can explain the consequences that you may encounter on irregular betimes.
This is a question I am always asked when a parent contacts me about getting some sleep help. Parents are worried to start getting into a routine and not be flexible anymore, worry that they have to be home for naps and to have their baby sleep in their cot. This is not the case. And even if it was, would you really swap that over your current sleep deprivation situation? Let’s weigh up the prospects and the why you are even considering to sleep train…
Have you heard that phase “don’t wake the sleeping baby”? Well I am here to tell you ignore that phase! Of course there are conditions, but what are they and why am I telling you to wake your baby from a nap?
Well in this blog today I am going to explain exactly why and when you need to wake your baby.
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….