Parents are always excited for their child to meet milestones and make the transition to the next stage. We record our child’s first steps, giggles, and spoonfuls of squash. We then get excited about transitioning our toddlers from a crib to a big kid bed...until they turn on us and create a night time misery too scary to explain unless you’ve already been there. Let us set the stage... The first night goes so well. Your daughter or son feels so BIG and independent about sleeping in a big bed
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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 routines are an essential part of healthy baby and toddler sleep habits - a very essential part! A great bedtime routine alerts your baby or toddler to the fact that bedtime is approaching; it can also serve to relax your child and help your baby or toddler fall asleep quickly and calmly. But how can you craft the perfect baby or toddler bedtime routine? We share our top tips below! 10 Bedtime Routine Tips for Babies and Toddlers Start winding down before you start the bedtime
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
The word 'rigid' tends to have pretty negative connotations, doesn't it? A rigid routine, for example, seems so inflexible, so set in stone, so...well, so rigid! We get that, and we never direct our consultation clients to adopt rigid schedules and routines if they just aren't comfortable with that. That said, though, there are times when we encourage parents to try adopting more rigid sleep schedules and routines - specifically, more rigid bedtime routines. Read on to learn why!
Our children teach us a lot of things, particularly about ourselves. I have been told I have the patience of Job, but I didn't know true patience until I had children. ;) This article will tell you three things a toddler can teach you about sleep training. Toddler Imagination Around two years old, your toddler begins to use her imagination and pretend. She might pretend she's feeding you rather than the other way around or feeding her dolls. No doubt that imagination is a big part of