FREE 💤baby and toddler sleep💤 Question Thursday⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll be answering all of your little babe sleep questions throughout the day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can drop them here or send me a message. Let me have them! 👇🏽
Is your 3-4 month old babe suddenly sleeping WORSE? As in, baby was doing pretty good at night and taking some long naps, but now things have changed? During the 4-month regression, baby is going through a HUGE leap in neurological and biological advancements—which can derail even the BEST SLEEPERS. Today on the blog, we are chatting about a couple of ways to spot a 4 month sleep regression and how to fix it!
This blog is also perfect for parents that are still seeing the effects of the regression even after their baby turns 5 months (where I’d absolutely recommend downloading the Infant Sleep Guide for 5-12 months asap!).
Do you think your baby is in this regression now? Tag another Mom with a newborn and give her a heads up!
Adorable 4-month babe @megkawahara
We are in the thick of it. Yesterday, my little guy had a decent (not great) morning nap. That second nap...he could not connect that sleep cycle.
He had a doctor's appointment (that's a post for another time) and despite being out and about, he did not take the catnap.
So an early bedtime it was!
He didn't take long to settle (unlike the previous night) and slept through...until 5:40am!
Ughhhhh..... My husband kept asking "what do I do?", "Should we get him?" I told hubby to get in the shower and reminded him that our baby was A-OK and explained as best as I could at 5am (🥴) that our baby is overtired and is practicing on going back to sleep. I also told my husband "if you go in there now, tomorrow may just be as early or maybe earlier". Do not reinforce the morning wake up!!!!!! Now, let me explain. Our baby wasn't crying. He was simply complaining and fussing.
Once my husband was out of the shower and dressed, he went and got our boy. That baby was happy as a clam!!
I then took the opportunity to hop in the shower too (I am such an opportunist). Why did I not feed my sweet, happy baby right away?
I want him to learn that as soon as he wakes up, food isn't immediate.
When I was out of the shower and dressed, we went down stairs and then he had his breakfast!
Despite being up since the crack of dawn, I kept him up until his naptime. Was he cranky? Yep, kinda. But being consistent with the routine will push out those mornings and allow me to catch some more 💤 before I hit the ground running for the day! .
Parenthood is such a guessing game!
”I think she's teething”
”must be a growth spurt”
”I think he ate something that doesn't agree with him”
”she must be coming down with something”
”did I dress him warm enough for daycare today?”
”maybe I dressed him too warm...”
I give us an A+ for our detective work and problem solving abilities.
Especially when are clients are none talkers and we must decipher their needs through cries and demeanor.
What are some other good parenting guesses?
Lets talk through what to expect from the upcoming clock change on Sunday October 27th at 2am.
How is this potentially going to impact on your little ones sleep and how should you prepare from it in advance? This video brings you through just that! AFter watching this you will have a simple strategy on how to adjust your childs sleep in advance to help avoid issues that may arise due to this change.
There is something very calming about sleeping baby. I wonder what 😁
Every time I look at my children, especially when they sleep, I proudly think 'I made this' 😊
I try to put my feet up when they sleep but more often I have to catch up with things I didn't manage while they are awake.
What are you up to when are your babies asleep?
Pokazde, kdyz se divam na me deti, hlavne kdyz spi, si rikam, '"Toto jsem stvorila" 😊
Nekdy se snazim odpocinou, kdyz spi, ale vetsinou musim dodelat veci, co jsem nestihla, kdyz byly vzhuru.
Co delate vy, kdyz Vase deti spi?
We are officially a family of four! Avery Ann, we are so delighted you are here with us! You better believe we are going to enjoy soooooo many newborn snuggles, because there’s not much in the world that’s better. You also better believe we’ll be teaching her healthy sleep habits from the start so we can all get the best sleep possible! Bring on the snuggles and bring on the zzzzzzzzzs.
Right guys, I have a little idea for you. I know sometimes it can be really difficult to put yourself out there I also know how lonely this parenting journey can be! I would love for you to ring that person you keep saying to yourself I must phone we haven’t spoke in ages!! Even better ask a friend to meet for a coffee.. It’s so good to reconnect and have a good old chat 🥰🥰🥰 Tag that mama you miss and organise that play date 🥰 #sleepconsultant#sleeptips#playdates#sleepexpert#parenting
0 83 hours ago
Reading to my boys before bed is my favourite part of our bedtime routine. I’ve been reading books to my 3-and-a-half-year-old since he was about 3 months old and now he constantly asks us to read to him both during the day and before bed (though at times he tries to use it as a stall tactic, which I’m sure you’ve all experienced in one form or another). In fact, one of our favourite weekend outings is to visit @chaptersindigo and snuggle up on one of their big comfy chairs while looking at some books.
Reading to your child before bed has many advantages. Reading to your child from infancy promotes language development. Word sound awareness, listening skills, recognition of sounds and letters and vocabulary are all improved in the infant and toddler years from being read to. Also, reading aloud can build imagination and creativity, spark curiosity, improve memory, and help children cope during times of stress or anxiety. Last, but not least, regular bedtime reading will help foster a close, emotionally rich relationship with your child, and who doesn’t love an excuse to get some snuggles in!
By far one of the most asked questions for the 6-12 month age group is "how do I transition to 2 naps". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Well here's your handy guide to everything you need to know about the 3-2 nap transition! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First, this transition tends to happen around 7-10 months of age, more often around 8-9 months.
Generally, my rule of thumb is to transition when ONE of the following criteria can be met:
a. baby can comfortably handle 3 hour wake windows
b. baby can take two long naps (1.75-2 hours)
c. baby absolutely will not take the 3rd nap, no matter where you cap the first two naps or how much support you give the third nap. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So let's talk about these a little bit more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First, I generally look for babies to be able to handle 3 hours awake at a time because unless babies are taking mega naps, they are going to need to be awake for about 3 hours at a time on a two nap schedule.
The exception to being able to handle 3 hour wake times on two naps is a baby who can take big mega naps during the day. This is the big exception and not the rule. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lastly, if baby just simply won't take that 3rd nap, we need to adjust the rest of the day accordingly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When making this transition it's important to remember we need to push both the first and second nap back in the day a little bit to evenly distribute the naps throughout the day. We don't want to simply drop the 3rd nap because this would cause too long of a wake time before bed, which would likely lead to an overtired baby (and more night wakings). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So start by putting your baby down maybe 15-30 minutes later than you do on 3 naps, then let them sleep for as long as they'd like. Then extend the wakeful time before second nap a little bit too. Lastly, you want to temporarily pull bedtime earlier in the day to allow your baby to adjust to their new nap schedule. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This takes a little bit of trial and error and you may have some days where baby needs 3 naps and other days where they need 2. Good luck mamas!
6 184 hours ago
"The world has become obsessed with finding ways to make babies entertained, settle themselves, sleep longer, and sleep alone. Nothing can truly replace the connection and affection of another human being." - Kristy Lee⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 114 hours ago
Peek-a-boo, we see you // Mamas, play time in the evenings can be lots of fun but be sure to give your little one some time to wind down before bed. #WeeSleep101#WeeSleep
🛁Time in the tub 🛁
A bath isn't an integral part of the bedtime routine if this doesn't work for you. You also don't have to bath your little one everyday either, sometimes a 'wetwipe bath' would quite suffice.
However the bath can also be a really beautiful part of the bedtime routine. Reasons I love to include the bath:
- Great way to include dad/secondary caregiver in the routine
- Fantastic opportunity for #preparationforseparation through bonding and connection. Get in the bath with your little one and have lots of skin-on-skin and eye contact to build that secure attachment
- Skin on skin, play and eye contact can boost oxytocin (love hormones) and encourage the onset of sleep
- Great way to get rid of any last burst of energy for older little ones
- Gets little ones used to being in water (important here in Perth)
- Can be very calming for younger babies as being in the water is reminiscent of being in the womb
That said, 5 minutes in the tub can be plenty. If your little one is overstimulated by the bath or is absolutely knackered, a quick dip is more than enough.
If your older little ones have a phat time in the bath and you have a hard time getting them out, try using an egg timer to set limits.
Who does the bath in your house and do you bath your little ones every day?
0 95 hours ago
Teething strikes again in the Flake household! Penny has 2 teeth now and it looked like we were going to get a bit of a break but that lasted for all of about 2 days 🙈 I feel so bad for her as she really doesn’t cope and gets herself in a state.
As you can see in the photo this is a current teething set up, her amber bracelet has also arrived so we are going to give that a go too 🤞
Every year we get together as consultants to learn and bond - to build the brand and be better at what we do! Day 1 done and dusted adding to our holistic view we had the privilege to learn from homeopath Dr Tania Blake and Sleep Health Consultant Jan Daniel Uys! #sleepexperts#sleepconsultant#sleep#learning
The startle reflex is an innate response that your baby is born with. It’s typically characterised by a quick, sudden, movement or jolt where your baby will spread their arms out wide and wake.
This reflex can cause disruptions to sleep, as your newborn may wake once startled and need comfort and reassurance to settle back to sleep. It is totally common, and newborns are expected to have this reflex, but sometimes it’s a surprise to a first time Mum or Dad.
We often receive emails asking if we can help “get rid” of the jumpy/jerky movement. If you have a baby, you will most likely have seen this happen, where your baby is asleep or nearly asleep and suddenly their little arms open up and their body jolts - often resulting in a wake up.
While we can’t and wouldn’t want to get rid of this natural reflex, we can implement specific techniques to reduce the likelihood of a little one waking up from the startle reflex. This reflex is not something you can “train away”, however, it is something your baby will grow out of in time, typically between 3-5 months of age.
To help your baby with his or her startle reflex you can try these tips:
• Hold your baby close to your body when you are lowering them into a cot, bassinet or other surfaces such as an infant swing, bouncer or feeding pillow. This will minimise the sensation of falling for baby and help to make this transition smoother
• Swaddle your baby with arms down when it is time for sleep. The gentle pressure of swaddling will minimise the movement of a startle and can dramatically reduce the risk of them waking fully from a startle
Our Sleep Programs come with access to Video Tutorials, where we demonstrate various swaddling techniques so that you can learn to safely swaddle your little one to optimise their sleep 🙌
10 379 hours ago
I slept through the entire night last night!
After 2 weeks of very gentle support to break Moses’s habitual night waking we have him sleeping through the entire night. He is napping beautifully and going to sleep happily for all sleeps.
When Mum approached me for help she was exhausted. Moses was difficult to get down to sleep in the day and he was waking on average 4 times per night. We saw progress from the beginning all the way through to the end of our 2 week journey.
What a myth! It’s true that it takes longer for formula to be digested when compared to breastmilk,
the fastest digesting food of the world. But sleep is a lot more complex than that. If just it was that simple!! A baby may wake up overnight for several reasons, being hunger just of them: digestive discomfort (caused more by formula than by breastmilk, by the way), shorter sleep cycles and more time in light sleep when they’re little ones, an environment that doesn’t support sleeping, overtiredness (meaning more cortisol and adrenaline in their body), having little or no time with mum or dad during the day (babies know at night parents are there), and the list goes on! Researches (see sources below) have shown that there is no difference in night awakenings for babies between 6 and 12 months who were bottle fed or breastfed, and parents of breastfed babies were actually sleeping 45 minutes more per night. I’m all for parents to make their choices (informed choices), including about the way they’re going to feed their babies. But having a baby sleep more is not a reason for you to choose formula!
1. If a baby doesn’t feed enough during the day, they will make up for it overnight?
2. The womb is quiet?
3. If a baby sleeps too much during the day, they will be up all night?
4. Most newborns only tolerate being awake for 40-60 minutes at a time?
To find out the answers to these and so much more
come to @playalattecafe this Friday October 18th from 11:30-12:30, and hear Lindsay from Starlight Sleep Consulting talk about Baby Sleep Basics.
Tickets can be purchased online through www.playalattecafe.com
Book today spaces are limited!
Each ticket purchased enters you in a draw for a door prize.
The Top 3 Reasons your Baby is Fighting sleep! – New Blog Post
I am sure every Mama has had a time (or two or three or four..) where your baby has resisted falling asleep at bedtime or for a nap. This is such a common question we get, “why is my baby fighting me to go to sleep.” As a mom it can be really frustrating and disheartening when you know your little one is tired but they won’t seem to settle in to sleep and we just want to find the answer….
So here are my top 3 reasons why your baby is resisting sleep (Check out my Blog post for a more indepth conversation):
1. Timing is off --- This can come in two forms, overtired and under tired.
2. Temperament --- I usually refer to these types of babies as having FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Sometimes very perceptive and social babies will resist sleep because the just don’t want to miss a minute of having fun and spending time with you.
3. Separation Anxiety --- Most of the time you have a child who would normally fall asleep well but then you may have a week or two where falling asleep seems harder in general.
Resistance to sleep is a really common issue and as your baby grows older its very typical for a toddler to say “no, no, no, I am not tired” and then precede to fall asleep shortly after. Some babies are more inclined to sleep and some temperaments can be a little trickier than others. If you have a baby struggling with this don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Mama Coach for some support and a sleep plan.
Anyone have a baby with FOMO?? – I totally did!!
3 1614 hours ago
This is some of the many reasons children can get angry.
The first one is the biggest culprit. Being over tired causes our children to act completely out of the ordinary.
What are some signs you notice that your child is overtired?
When N came it was such an exciting time for our family. BUT⠀
No one really gave us the heads up on real sibling rivalry. It's BRUTAL. ⠀
I wasn't really prepared for that part. Hands up if that was/ is you too? 👋🏼⠀
Sibling rivalry can come out in funny ways after a new baby is born: ⠀
1. Tantrums (not about the baby!)⠀
2. Big outbursts of emotional behaviour⠀
3. Lot's of attention-seeking behaviour (good and bad)⠀
4. Disruption in sleep routines⠀
If you just had a new baby, remember this: your first little person is suddenly faced with the idea they must share you. And that shit is ROUGH. You're number 1 and all of a sudden your person feels like they have to share you--that they're losing you. Obviously, they are not, but here's how to make that transition a bit better. ⠀
1. Quick and dirty 1-on-1 time. Little 15 minute intervals sans new baby⠀
2. Ask your child how they feel and LISTEN. Don't correct. Acknowledge their worries, repeat it back to them and then explain how no matter what you will always love them.⠀
3. Stick to the routine. You may feel compelled to switch it up while your child adjusts when really, all they want is things to feel the SAME. Keep bedtime and daily routines similar and familiar to keep your child feeling secure. ⠀
Hang in there. This time is tough. But hey--one day they hold hands without asking in the park 😍
Para aquellos que se preguntaban cuando iba a tener el segundo👨👩👦👦! PUES YA ESTÁ AQUÍ, creciendo dentro de mí 💖.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ese que ven en el dibujo es mi hijo de 5 años😂... no se cuál de los tres está más feliz si él, yo o mi esposo. Ya mi hijo tenía un año pidiéndome un hermanito 😂.. pero ustedes me entenderán cuando les digo que tenía que pensármelo muy bien.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tengo 4 meses. No queremos saber el sexo hasta que nazca 😍.. y no se burlen de mi al saber que DESDE YA estoy haciendo cosas para su sueño a través de mí. NO ME VA A VOLVER A PASAR LO MISMO QUE CON MI OTRO HIJO 😂 (Eso me dicen todas las clientas que tienen un segundo hijo).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"El sueño del bebé inicia desde el embarazo".⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mas adelante estaré compartiendo TODO lo que estoy haciendo con este embarazo 💪🏻.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I see you, you’re the mama who isn’t quite sure when to transition your little one from their crib to a big kid bed. .
This transition comes with a lot of unknowns. For example, will your little one stay in their big kid bed, or start getting out, and then waking through the night 😬
There are two things you can do to help set your little one up for success for this transition. .
1) Wait until they are between 3-4 years of age. This is the age when children become capable developmentally of understanding they need to stay in bed. When they are younger, they are much more likely to come out of bed when the barrier of the crib is gone. .
2) Look for signs from your child that they are ready for the transition. For example, them showing interest in having a big kid bed. If they have interest, they will be motivated to stay in bed 🤗
Other things you can do to help with the transition are: getting your little one involved, by having them pick out new bedding. In addition, you can implement sleep rules so your little one knows what the expectations are.
Questions about this transition? Post them below! 💗
📸 @againstthegrainhc .
You’ve heard me bang on about wind down routines a million times before, but I honestly can’t stress the importance of this enough.
We can’t just expect our babes to go from sitting in front of a tv or rolling around on a play mat to falling straight asleep.
They need to wind down, just like we do.
For a baby or toddler it maybe something as simple as going into their room, turning on the white noise, having a story or song and getting into their sleeping bag.
But as they get older they do need a little longer to wind down.
As my girls have got older I have tried to adapt their wind down to suit their age and interests.
The girls really wanted to get some learning apps on their iPads, but before bed iPads are not a good idea with the bright lights.
These @mypenpals.com.au tailored learning books have been a game changer.
Every night after dinner while Mitch and I clean up, the girls sit at the kitchen bench and do their activities while we all chat about the day.
Having a baby, whether it is your first baby or not, is a huge transition. We put a lot of focus on our pregnancy, birth experience and preparation for baby’s arrival. BUT… often unplanned is what happens after the baby arrives? Postpartum is a time to heal and bond with your new bundle of joy. It is a highly emotional time, it is demanding and can sometimes feel relentless. It is exhausting while being amazing all at the same time, there will be highs and there is often lows.
I offer in-home support to Perth families to help you in whatever way to need. Support can include:
Looking after your little one while you get some rest.
Newborn care (feeding, bathing, cuddling). Emotional support.
Supporting you in bonding with your baby.
Guidance on how to implement healthy sleep habits.
Settling support for baby.
Guidance in baby massage.
Family support (partners/siblings). Grocery pick-up.
Light domestic duties (including meal prep). Other things that reduce your burden.
Are you expecting a baby? Have you considered postpartum care? Or maybe you are home with a newborn or infant and would love some help. Tag an expecting or new Mama.
Message me for more details or just a chat.
I love a funny sleep quote, but sleep IS a crucial part of human life…. Severe sleep deprivation has a huge impact on all aspects of your life. Not only for you but your children. ⠀ ⠀
• Sleep is vital for cognitive and emotional health⠀
• It plays a huge role in your child’s development – Cognitive, physical and social/emotional⠀
• Sleep is restorative as we conserve energy⠀
• Growth hormones are secreted in young children during certain sleep stages⠀
• Sleep plays a role in improving immunity⠀
• Memory consolidation takes place during sleep – which is why you quite often hear the term ‘baby brain’ for new mothers being forgetful⠀
Contact me today, and lets conquer your families sleep challenges – in as a little as 2 weeks you could all be experience a full and restorative night’s sleep with Blissful Bedtimes.⠀
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07568490457⠀
0 717 hours ago
Sleeping well is a learned skill not developmental. If sleep was developmental children would be sleeping well around the same age, such as with crawling, sitting and walking.
Babies and children learn to relate sleep with how they are put to sleep. If they are put to sleep by bottle or rocking then they will only go to sleep with one or the other. If they are put to sleep awake and on their own they will drift off by themselves. When they wake up over night how they go to sleep at bedtime is how they will expect to fall asleep again.
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Shared this on my stories today, but wanted to share here too!
Keep a cheap portable white noise machine around for naps on the go. I clip it to my carrier, car seat, stroller, and bouncer whenever I’m hoping for a quick catnap when we are out or if I’m babywearing.
The white noise serves two purposes: 1️⃣ A sleep cue! Baby hears the white noise and thinks, “oh! Time to sleep!” 2️⃣ It drowns out some of the environmental sounds around you and makes loud noises less startling.
Have you ever tried a portable white noise machine? This one is less than $10 on amazon!
6 4118 hours ago
👼🏻👼🏻 #TESTIMONIO : Tomás siempre fue especial para dormir. A diferencia de la mayoría de bebés, las noches nunca fueron un problema para él pero las siestas eran una real pesadilla. Por las noches dejó de tomar leche en la madrugada cuando me di cuenta que no se levantaba por hambre sino para pedirme leche para volverse a dormir. En 3 noches le quitamos la toma norcturna 🤙🏼y pero las siestas no tenían solución! Solo dormía cargado u no había opción a pasarlo dormido ni a cama ni a coche porque se despertaba! Tampoco dormía en el coche! Me pasaba las 3 siestas sentada en el cuarto oscuro casi sin respirar para que descansara hasta que contacte a Barbara 🤞🏽 y dije nunca más! Empezamos cuando tenia 7 meses, los dos primeros días fueron un poco duros pero yo estaba decidida y, sobretodo, tranquila por el acompañamiento de Bárbara (sus consejos, sus tips e instrucciones👩🏽🏫) así que no retrocedí ni un paso... 2 semanas después Tomás ya estaba durmiendo siestas largas en su cama y al cumplirse las 3 nos fuimos de viaje✈️! Yo aterrada por miedo a que todo se malograra y no quisiera hacer siestas acá pero ha aprendido tan bien que en los 5 días que estuvimos fuera durmió feliz todas sus siestas! 💫Nos ha cambiado la vida, sobretodo a mi que tengo nuevamente tiempo para mi (trabajar, deporte, lo que sea) y a toda la casa porque el ambiente es de paz y relajo total! Somos una familia nueva! Recomiendo a ojos cerrados, el mejor regalo para mi bebé y para toda la familia!.... #babysleep#angelitozzzsleep#sleepcoach#sueñodebebe#sleepconsultant#happymom#mamafeliz#sisepuede 🥰🥰🥰
Easier settling and sleep ✅
Better rested mum, bub and older siblings ✅
A greater understanding about awake time windows, sleep environment & sleep aspects ✅ ...More family time ✅ ❤️ What can we help YOU to achieve with some #easiersettlingandsleep ?
Well, today was splendid!
I honestly never ever thought I could ruin someone’s day the way I did today!
This little miss “doesn’t want to be my friend today”, “I hurt her feelings and made her so very very sad”. Why?!?! Because I wouldn’t let her eat a candle! 🙄
The Social Design... Our Social toddlers are so much fun and are usually the life of the party! Our second kiddo, Carter, is our SOCIAL/movement child. Yes, your toddler can be a mix of different designs. He is very expressive and always has a lot to say. Social toddlers are charming, friendly and are well liked by others. Their fun personalities make you so proud as you watch how well they connect with others and make new friends everywhere. Their elaborate stories with “sometimes” made up details makes listening to them an adventure.
The process of bedtime can be long and delayed because they want to tell you every detail of their day. Keep a firm nighttime routine intact. Give an ample amount of time during bath for conversation and let your toddler help you read the bedtime book aloud.
Your expressions, good or bad, bring excitement and entertainment for your toddler. Using your “confident face” will be important to help them understand that you mean business.
Tantrums will be LOUD! You will find that if you ignore and move to a different location, they will follow and continue the theatrical display. Simmer time will be a helpful tool! @momsoncall
Anyone else has a social toddler? 🙋🏼♀️ Our Social design giveaway will start tomorrow...
*** Hint- this will be helpful when traveling with your social toddler***
13 27114 October, 2019
~ How to settle a newborn ~
This method is perfect for settling a baby under 4 months. 🙌🏻 Tips to ensure success: * loud shushing (as you can hear in the background) * dark room (ideally as close to black as possible) * swaddled baby * roll onto side to settle but ALWAYS roll onto their back once asleep for safe sleep * make sure you continue to shush pat for around 10-15 mins at least once you think your little one is asleep. As mentioned, look out and listen for the “sigh”. Almost like a little whimper, then their little body will relax and fall into a deep phase of sleep. This will help stop the short 10-20 min naps 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Who has found they put their little one to sleep, walk out of the room, and 10 mins later they are awake? Yup!! So common, extend your settling time and ensure your little one reaches a deep sleep before you put them in the cot or finish patting them.
Tag a Mumma who may find this useful! •
658 4,15627 August, 2019
~ R E S E T T L I N G ~
I have been inundated with questions today about how to lengthen your child’s naps and discourage 30 minute naps.
Well, there are a few factors to consider.
First thing, make sure your little one isn’t over or under tired. (Our PDF routines are great for taking the guess work out of your little ones day). And secondly, Is your baby reliant on a sleep prop? (Rocking/dummy/feeding etc) if the answer is yes. Well we need to be mindful that however they are initially put to sleep is how they will generally want to be resettled after one sleep cycle. But it can be extremely frustrating trying to settling a bub who has just had a 30 minute power nap. They are ready to party. 👯
However if we don’t try and resettle, we just reinforce the pattern of getting up after one sleep cycle. This can become exhausting for both mum and bub.
Resettling can take upto 3 weeks to fall into place in older babies, but being patient and consistent is the most important thing and you will get there.
Remember we can’t expect a baby to be able to resettle if they can’t self settle, so this is usually your first thing to master.
Hemos hablado ya en alguna ocasión sobre el mito del biberón XXL antes de dormir para que los bebés alarguen más en la noche. Hoy me gustaría compartir un estudio que se realizó en la Universidad de Swansea (Reino Unido) y del que habla el Dr. Álvaro Bilbao. 🍼
En la investigación se evaluaron a 715 bebés concluyendo que el hecho de que tomaran pecho o biberón antes de dormir NO influía en el número de veces que despertaban por la noche. 👶
Además, la cantidad de leche o cereal que llevaba el biberón tampoco influyó en el número de veces que despertaron ni en la necesidad que tuvieron de volver a alimentarse por la noche. 💤
👉 Sin embargo, este estudio SÍ que encontró que los niños que comían de forma más repetida o regular durante el día comían menos por la noche. 👈
⚠ La conclusión de todo esto: dar a tu peque un biberón más grande de lo que necesita a la hora de acostarse no hará que no despierte durante la noche y además no te ayudará en la labor de establecer buenos hábitos alimentarios. 🍎
👉 Hay otras cosas que podemos hacer para que nuestros hijos duerman más y mejor: ambiente de sueño idóneo, rutinas, horarios, procurar que duerman lo necesario tanto en cantidad como en calidad o enseñarles a que puedan dormirse solitos de forma gradual y respetuosa.❤
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57 5562 October, 2019
Happy Monday! Last Friday I wrapped up Mason’s sleep training. We had been co-sleeping with Mase for a long time and he had a strong sleep association with Justin and I as well as his bottle. He was never a great sleeper, waking 3 or more times a night. I remember when he was a newborn people would say “it’ll get easier” and every few months I’d be thinking “when is it going to happen for me??” I wanted my baby to fall asleep on his own. I just wanted my bed and my sleep back! .
I decided to look into hiring a Sleep Consultant and @onerestedmama reached out to me from @sleepwiseconsulting. She made a plan for me and I got hard to work on helping Mason establish healthier sleep habits. Check out my stories to see how the plan worked out for me. (Hint: I HIGHLY recommend Erica @onerestedmama and @sleepwiseconsulting) I’m finally #restedasamother 🙌🏾