4 month sleep regression tips

The 4 Month Sleep Regression

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.

Time Change SLEEP Tips

Time Change SLEEP Tips: Child Sleep and the Fall Back Time Change The leaves are turning colors, the air is brisk and the end to Daylight Savings is right around the corner. You might even be dreaming about that extra hour of sleep, too! Unfortunately, babies, toddlers, and preschooler don’t care about time or that extra hour of sleep you are dreaming of! In fact, many parents dread the time change and worry it will lead to a tired, cranky child and unhappy family. Fear not! I have SLEEP tips to help with your child’s sleep and the Fall back time change which occurs Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 2:00 am.  Here are a few SLEEP Tips that can help your child and family adjust to the “Fall Back” or end to Daylight Savings time change.

Sleep Rules are Rules to Follow

If your family’s sleep habits have gotten a bit off track, it is time to reestablish some sleep rules. Sleep rules do not have to be complicated. In fact, simple rules are easiest for children to understand and follow. Have a family meeting and discuss the importance of sleep together. Let your child know that we are all committing to follow these rules as a family so we can all benefit from being a well-rested family! Sleep rules should be simple and direct. Discuss these rules with your little one and allow them to actively take a part of the discussion. Make a Sleep Rule Chart or Sleep Rules Book and review it with your little one before every sleep. Allow them to use stickers, color and decorate their sleep rules. They should be proud of these rules! Let them show off their Sleep Rules and share them with their family, friends and teachers. Example Sleep Rules: I lay quietly and I do not wake sleeping people. When I wake at night, I stretch my body and go back to sleep. I stay in bed all night. Once the rules are stated they will need to be followed. Let your child knowthat …