Let’s Turn Around Your New Year Resolutions
Do your resolutions seems out of reach?
It’s February already – have your New Year resolutions gone awry? Need to improve sleep in your family but not sure where to start?
It won’t help improve yours if your baby or child is waking during the night. Unless, of course, you sleep through the noise, but that’s highly unlikely. If that were the case, then you wouldn’t know they were waking, and there wouldn’t be anything to fix!
The best place to start is to look for the cause. Constant wakings and disturbed sleep are only the symptoms of a problem and not usually the problem itself. All Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultants® are trained to look at the overall picture. By that, I mean; we consider so many seemingly unconnected and unimportant aspects – things like the child’s temperament and personality, family dynamics, siblings, family routines and schedules, nutrition, etc.
Once these have been considered and we are happy that foundations are firmly in place, we check that a regular bedtime and wake up time are implemented.
Achieving Deep and Restorative Sleep
Ever been told don’t wake a sleeping baby? For a newborn under three or four months, that might be so, but to establish and maintain a routine, we recommend waking a child if they were sleeping too long or too near to the next nap or bedtime. Heard the expression you’ve got to be cruel to be kind? In this case, it isn’t cruel. We are teaching our children the gift of deep, restorative sleep. That means we have to show and equip them, and the easiest way to do this is by committing to and implementing a regular, consistent bedtime and wake up time and regular mealtimes.
When your little ones wake up refreshed and happy, then you’ll know they have had a good night’s sleep, and you all win, especially you!
Let’s get together and make sleep a priority so you can focus on living life to its fullest!