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
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Have you seen the Amazon Echo yet? Leave it to Amazon to create such a cool product! The Amazon Echo is basically a personal assistant that lives in your house and is always listening for your next request. The Echo can play music, answer your questions, sync with your smart devices, and even control your lights! But here's what we think is super cool: the Amazon Echo makes an AWESOME addition to your child's bedtime routine. 6 Ways To Use Amazon Echo In Your Child's Bedtime
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!
Did you know I have a toddler at home? I do - she's a beautiful, smart, funny little 2.5 year old. She's amazing, and I adore her with every ounce of my being. Did you know that I have a toddler at home? I do - she's a stubborn, defiant, strong-willed little tyrant. She's exhausting, and she sometimes drives me batty. Yep - both are true, readers! And I know those of you with toddlers at home can relate. They're cute, but between the tantrums and the napping changes and the crib-to-bed
When you have an inconsistent baby or toddler, every day is different. When that happens, it's easy to want to try to find the right "recipe" for good sleep. I remember trying to recreate exact days when my son, who inspired The Baby Sleep Site, slept well the night before or napped well. A successful bedtime routine is definitely something that is effective for many babies. In fact, if your baby is slower to adapt (i.e. not very "go with the flow") having consistency definitely helps a lot!