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
Heading out camping with your baby can be a daunting prospect, to say the least. Since our family has logged 100’s of nights in the Great Outdoors, I am happy to share my top tips for sound baby sleep. Whether camping in Kamloops, Chilliwack or Prince George, my philosophy, as both a sleep consultant and mama, has remained the same – keeping my little one’s sleep environment and routine as familiar as possible to ultimately pave the way to sounder sleep for our entire family.
With such beauty to be found throughout the Fraser Valley, into the Okanagan and beyond, it’s no wonder so many families want to chat about how to survive camping with their babies once they have solidified a healthy foundation for sleep. As an accredited sleep consultant, you might think I would keep my little ones close to home – but the reality is we spend a few months of every year in The Great Outdoors and my little one’s sleep remains (mostly!) intact despite our rustic travels.
If your baby is early rising, you’ll be well aware that the impact of starting their day earlier than when their body was ready often extends beyond when they wake for the day. It’s typical for day sleep to be influenced (and not for the better), their mood to be fussy and frustrated, and considering that mum or dad is now functioning on less sleep as well, it’s not an awesome way to start your family’s day.
From wonder weeks to cognitive leaps – it’s an exciting time for toddlers! It’s also a perpetual poop storm of mobility, sensory, & communication milestones from one day or week to the next; bolstered by a heavy dose of assertion and independence. Lovely.
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
- Springing Forward Your Baby’s Sleep (Fraser Valley & Okanagan Sleep Consultant)
- 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)