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
No judgement. Because goodness knows, as parents, we feel consistently under the microscope with respect to the choices we make…about anything.
I work with a lot of families who have used a baby nest or Dock-A-Tot and the common thread is the very best of intentions to have both baby, and themselves…sleeping…sometimes for longer stretches and sometimes just sleeping at all. Pure exhaustion had set in and they were looking for a solution. And when you look at the anecdotal reviews and experiences, these products give a family hope that this might be a way out of the sleepless trenches.
I get asked this all the time – when should you stop watching for sleepy cues (yawning – duh, eye rubbing, disinterest in surroundings, turning their heads to the side…) and start using a (by-the-clock) baby sleep schedule? A schedule, in terms of offering sleep at similar times from one day to the next, rather than scheduling baby’s sleep based on how long they have been awake in between naps. Following a schedule or watching awake windows – is one better than the other?
Waking too early, early rising, and early birds. It doesn’t matter how your phrase it, when your baby wakes for the day before dawn has broken it’s rarely cause for celebration. Because who actually enjoys starting their day at 5:03 am?
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My Thoughts, My Blog – Sleep Clarity for Your Family
- 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
- Newborn Sleep Expectations (Okanagan Sleep Consultant)
- Baby Sleep Positioners – DockATots & Baby Nests – Why Safe Sleep Trumps Their Utility