2 to 1 nap transition. Ugh! For those of us who have weathered it, we know there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Not only does it (typically) result in a more predictable daily schedule, it also means that there is waayyyyy more time to get out and about before and after naptime (yay!) and provided the single nap behaves itself and stretches the anticipated 1.5+ hours in length, it’s a pretty lovely gap in the day to start and actually finish your coffee all in one sitting 🙂 Read More
Room sharing with siblings. I can’t imagine many families explore this option without a bit of trepidation. So the plan is to take two tiny humans and put them in the same room at their most tired time of the day and hope that they sleep peacefully the whole night through? A daunting thought for many! Admittedly, the process will most likely have a few hiccups but it absolutely can be done and can be a really amazing bonding experience as well. Read More
Whoever decided that starting daylight savings time and the resulting shift of the clocks should be the same week as Halloween, clearly doesn’t have little ones.
Prior to having kids, many of us enjoyed this time change for the simple fact it meant an extra hour in bed – at least until our body clocks assimilated to the “new” time a week or so following. The trouble is, unless your little one is toddler aged or older (where you can use a toddler clock to communicate the new time that everyone will be starting the day) , for the majority of babies it will mean an extra early start on Sunday and several days following.Read More
Our family loves to travel and despite the additional effort of packing 222 more things than we did prior to having kids, we haven’t let the added complexities keep us from exploring our beautiful province and beyond.
And while the reality is that baby sleep and travel are not the most complimentary pair you’ve ever met, as seasoned travellers (think road-tripping to The Yukon in a trailer with a toddler, the UK and back x 3 with infants) we’ve got a pretty refined system in place that has taken a lot of the stress and anxiety out of sleeping away from home and I’m happy to share our experienced tips with you.Read More
I imagine I am not the only parent to dread the end of Daylight Savings Time each fall. It will be with a ton of eye rolling and frustrated sighing that I roam the house on the evening of Saturday, November 4th dialling all of the clocks in our home back by one hour, in anticipation of the clocks falling back when our family wakes on Sunday morning.Read More
Many parents wonder what sleep is meant to look like for a newborn. Is there an “expectation” or norm to be striving for? Should we even have newborn sleep expectations?
Absolutely not. Since your baby’s sleep patterns and abilities will change over time, talk of schedules and newborn sleep expectations around length of sleep should be reserved for babies 4+ months of age.
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My Thoughts, My Blog – Sleep Clarity for Your Family
- 2 to 1 Nap transition (Fraser Valley Sleep Consultant)
- Room Sharing with Siblings (Okanagan Sleep Consultant)
- Daylight Savings Time Baby Sleep Cheat Sheet (Fraser Valley Sleep Consultant)
- Baby Sleep and Travel – My Favourite Travel Sleep Tips (Okanagan Sleep Consultant)
- Falling Back, Daylight Savings Time – Navigating The (Bleeping) Time Change and Your Baby’s Sleep