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.
The Holiday season is full of love, joy and excitement. As we deck the halls and travel to share presents and our presence alike, keep these safety tips in mind to help you and your child(ren) have a fun and safe holiday season.
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.
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 …