Summer means barbecue, countless glasses of Pina Coladas and long, relaxing vacations with my family. I’ve to admit that traveling with twin kids hasn’t always been a smooth ride. In fact, our first few trips were a complete disaster. My husband and I had no idea how to enjoy our vacation without compromising our kids’ sleep. But eventually, we started to get the hang of it. Let me tell you, planning ahead is the key here. Before my twins turned 3, we used to carry pack n plays with us. Now
When you first bring home your baby, you expect some sleepless nights, and sometimes even enjoy the snuggles! But, after months of sleep deprivation, you expect your baby to grow into a toddler sleeping through the night. And, when that doesn't happen, you can be left feeling even more exhausted, frustrated, and confused. Look no further! We are here to help you learn how to get your toddler to sleep through the night. Why Does My Toddler Keep Waking Up at Night? One of the most perplexing
It’s tough to make sure that your toddler doesn’t wake up several times during the night, and we’ve all heard the typical solutions to that problem. Get them into a routine, feed them at the right times, sing lullabies before bed, but for some kids that stuff might not work. Everybody’s little one is different and you might need to go a little bit outside the norm sometimes to find something that works for you. So if you are struggling to help your toddler sleep through the night,
We know some loyal readers have been here for years (thank you!), but many of you reading right now have only been aware of The Baby Sleep Site® for a few months, weeks, or even days! To help out newer readers, we traditionally celebrate the end of the year with a roundup of our most popular articles, but this year, we're doing something even better! We've tallied the numbers, and in honor of 2018, here are our top 25 sleep resources you loved this year! Read on to learn more about our most
Almost everyone knows newborns need to sleep virtually all day and all night. And, babies need a lot of sleep day and night, too. But, what about toddlers and preschoolers? How much sleep does a 3-year-old need? Your 3 year old needs an average of 11 hours 15 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period. Most of that sleep, if not all, will be made up of nighttime sleep. 3-year-olds need an average of 9 hours, 45 minutes to 11 hours, 15 minutes at night and 0 to 1 1/2 hours of sleep during the day.
This is a guest post written by Judith McLean When your toddler is ready to make the transition from crib to their first bed, it’s a milestone often accompanied with lots of exciting decisions, from selecting new bedroom decor to choosing the right bedding. It’s usually only once you’ve decided on the bed and bought the duvet and bedding set that you start thinking about important safety questions, such as: when can a toddler use a pillow? Why Can’t Babies Use Pillows? Unlike
One of the most common sleep problems we hear in our Helpdesk with clients is their toddler is getting out of bed at the "wrong" time, whether they are "jack in the box" at bedtime, in and out of their bed all night, or whether they are waking up too early in the morning. Today, I am sharing an intro to a day-by-day plan to follow to get your toddler or preschooler to stay in bed all night, using a toddler clock. What is a toddler clock? First, I should clarify what I mean by a toddler
I’m an extrovert. Always have been, probably always will be. So much so that I occasionally take on a catering job as a waitress just to get out of the house and talk with people. ;) Being a mom is the most amazing job I’ve ever had. And I especially love the moments when time just kind of stops and I am overwhelmingly aware of how blessed I am. It often hits me the most after another long day has ended and I’m snuggling with my girls during their bedtime routine. That is my favorite time of
It’s no surprise that children like to keep parents on their toes! Just when you thought all of your sleep issues were sorted out, your toddler starts waking up early. When they are in their “big” kid bed, they no longer have the confinement of the crib. What should you do to keep them from appearing at your bedside during the wee hours of the morning? Luckily, our sleep consultants have had personal experiences with this very issue with our own toddlers. What's helped many of us??