Bedtime is a big deal, parents....as you probably know, bedtime can really set the tone for how the rest of your night will go! A peaceful bedtime routine - one that induces sleep and allows your child to fall asleep without your help - is a great way to encourage sleeping through the night. The timing of your baby or toddler's bedtime matters too, of course. We've shared recommended baby and toddler bedtimes by age in this cool printable chart, but we still hear often from parents who
Bedtime - depending on your situation, this word either sounds like music to your ears or sends a shiver down your spine! Most of us know from experience just how tough bedtime can be. Far from a calm, gentle wind-down before sleep, for some families, bedtime is alternately a battle of wills, a scream-fest, a marathon hours-long affair, or an eternal game of whack-a-mole in which you're constantly fetching glasses of water and making trips to the potty. So how do we get from nightmare
As many people know, it is important to have a consistent bedtime for your baby or toddler. That, plus a good bedtime routine, is generally the first step in working towards sleeping through the night, and towards creating a predictable daily sleep and feeding schedule. But what are the best bedtimes by age, exactly? A bedtime that's too early may result in early-morning waking and short naps, but a too-late bedtime may make your baby overtired, which can lead to a whole host of sleep
Holiday merriment approaches, readers! However you celebrate the holidays, I hope you have lots of holiday fun in store in the coming weeks. Speaking of holiday fun -- have you ever found yourself simultaneously blessing and cursing the holiday plans you've made? There's lots to enjoy this time of year, between the parties and the dinners and the special events. But all that enjoyment also tends to mean wacky schedules for your little ones - especially when the fun leads to late bedtimes.