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Time Change SLEEP Tips for your Toddler, Preschooler, or Big Kid

Sleep tips to help your toddler, preschooler or big kid adjust to the end of Daylight Saving time change Child Sleep and the Fall Back Time Change The leaves are turning colors, the air is brisk and the end to Daylight Savings, or the Fall Back Time Change, is right around the corner. The time change might have you dreaming about that extra hour of sleep! Unfortunately, many parents dread the time change and often wonder if the time change will affect their child’s sleep. Many parents worry the end to Daylight Savings will lead to early morning wakings, a tired, cranky child and an unhappy family. Fear not! I have SLEEP tips to help you adjust your child’s sleep to the time change. Don’t forget, the time change will occur Sunday, November 6th, 2022 at 2:00 am.  How to adjust your child’s sleep for the Daylight Saving Time Change Fall 2022:  SLEEP Tips Spend time outdoors. Natural light helps our bodies adjust our internal clocks. Playing outside not only exposes a child to natural light which will help adjust their internal clocks it promotes physical activity which can be tiring! Lighting. Keep your child’s room nice and dark for …

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Daylight Saving Sleep Tips for your Baby: Fall Back Time Change

What the end of Daylight Saving time means for your baby, how the time change will affect your baby’s sleep and how to adjust your baby’s schedule so you can help your baby get the sleep they need to achieve their dreams. With the time change right around the corner, you may have questions about how the time change will affect your baby’s sleep and how you can help your baby sleep during this transition. Fear not! I am here to answer all your time change sleep questions. So grab that pumpkin spice latte, a cozy blanket and let’s get to it because the end of Daylight Saving is Sunday, November 6th, 2022 at 2:00 am.  How will the Daylight Saving time change affect my baby’s sleep? It can take our body’s natural circadian rhythms a few days to adjust to a time change. This can mean a tired baby….and a tired parent! Shifting the times on the clock means our bodies will now have to adjust our schedule, too. You may be afraid that this time change may cause early morning wakings or even later bedtimes. Thankfully, a bit of preplanning can go a long way with helping your …

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Best Halloween Books for Preschoolers

We love reading as a family! But it can be challenging to find the best Halloween books for preschoolers. Some might be too scary for the littlest ones, while others might not feel challenging or interesting enough for those busy imaginations. It is all treats and no tricks with this list of the 4 best Halloween books for preschoolers.   *This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on a link I earn commission if you decide to purchase a product. The 4 Best Halloween Books for Preschoolers Your toddler or preschooler will want to hop on the broom right along with the witch and her friends. Julia does a beautiful job explaining that sometimes things are not what they appear to be and friendship is an unbreakable bond. After reading the book, your child may enjoy the animated film. Wick’s Can you see what I see? On a Scary Scary Night is a preschooler favorite! In this book, Wick tells a spooky story through images. Travel through scary scenes, on a spooky Halloween night, searching to find items in each photo. Like others of Wick’s, this book offers challenging finds with a story and a rhyme.  Parents may …

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How to Survive the 4 Month Sleep Regression: Tips for Parents

Many parents struggle with the 4 month sleep regression. In fact, you may be here because you are dreading the upcoming sleep regression or you are in the thick of it and looking for tips on surviving the 4 month sleep regression. You are probably wondering what happened to your newborn’s sleep?! I’m here to help you understand why this sleep regression happens and give you tools to help you and your baby get through the 4 month sleep regression with ease. What is the 4 month sleep regression? The Four Month Sleep Regression is not a myth, it is a developmental milestone! Your baby is no longer sleeping like a newborn because they are no longer a newborn! Your baby is more aware of their surroundings, learning new skills and developing sleep cycles which are more like those of adults. The four month sleep regression doesn’t mean they are regressing, it means they are moving forward; growing and developing! It can be the 4 month sleep PROGRESSION and it is the perfect time to help your child establish healthy sleep habits. When does it start? The 4 month sleep regression begins between 3 and 4 months of age or …

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Spring Forward – Sleep Adjustments for the Daylight Savings Time Change

Spring is in the air! More sunshine and longer days are in the near future as we “Spring Forward” with the beginning of Daylight savings time starting on Sunday, March 13, 2022. If you have little ones that are not sleeping well, you may be worried that the time change may make those long spring and summer days may feel even longer due to sleep disruption. Good news, this “Spring Forward” time change is less likely to wreak havoc on your child’s sleep. In fact, if you have an earlier riser it may actually feel like they are sleeping in a bit!! Score! Helping your child adjust to this springtime Daylight Savings time change may actually depend on type of sleeper your child is; adaptable sleeper or a sensitive sleeper. Adaptable Sleeper If you have an adaptable sleeper, a “do nothing” approach might be best! Simply “spring forward” with the entire schedule. If your child is well-rested, set your clocks ahead and enjoy the extra sleep. And that is it!  Your child will simply wake up and hour later and you will adjust their schedule according to the new times on the clock. Don’t forget to adjust their toddler alarm …

Holiday Sleep Tips to Keep Your Child on the Nice List

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a child was sleeping and mommy was TIRED!  While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, it may feel overwhelming to find a balance between attending all the holiday events and keeping your child on schedule and well-rested. Your child’s sleep may get off track and before you know it, you and your little one may be struggling to stay on Santa’s Nice List this season. Making your child’s sleep a priority during the Holiday season doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. If you are looking for help to keep your little one well-rested during travel and this Holiday Season, check out The Ultimate Holiday Travel and Sleep Guide. Here are some Holiday Sleep Tips to help keep your children merry and bright.

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Parents need sleep, too!

  Sleep is a need and is essential for the growth and development of our little ones. So why is it that many adults don’t prioritize their own sleep and like we do for our children? Parents need sleep, too!

Sleep Easy: Safety Tips for Turning a Nursery into a Big Kid Room

Transitioning to a big kid bed is a big kid step! If you are considering moving your little one out of a crib and into a big kid bed, making sure your child’s room is safe will help everyone sleep better! Safety is always a number one concern! You know the ABC’s of safe sleep and followed them step by step throughout infancy. But now, your child is out of the crib and even though they are ready for a big kid bed, they may not be ready to have big kid freedoms and responsibilities…especially in the middle of the night. Although we will expect our little one to follow their sleep rules and remain in their sleep space during sleep, we also need to make sure their room is as safe as a giant crib. As your child ages, they will be spending more time exploring and asserting their independence throughout your house and we want to keep them as safe as possible as they do so. Follow these tips to help turn your nursery into a big kid room that is as safe as a giant crib and sleep easy knowing you are taking steps to keep them safe. …