How does the phrase go? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? This is so true when it comes to holiday travel with young children. In this 2nd part of the blog series on sleep friendly travel I encourage you to plan AHEAD of landing at your holiday destination to set yourself up for sweet dreams.
Families gather together to eat, laugh, argue (it’s not always a hallmark holiday, right?), and catch up on each other’s lives. If you’re lucky enough to live near your family this fun may not interfere much with your every day routines. But if spending a memory-making holiday with grandparents, siblings...
No matter where your summer takes you, there are trees to climb, trails to conquer, lemonade to drink, and memories to be made with friends and family. All the fun of squeezing the sunshine out of every day can wear your kids - AND YOU - out! The best medicine for tired limbs, too much sun and, admit it, the stress of visiting family...
And this is the time of year when parents have LOTS of questions about how to sleep well while on the road. In this two part series, I'll talk about some of the major challenges and best tips for keeping your baby's sleep on track while you're out of town and away from your own beds and routines.
Many parents feel confused about bedtime routines. Why are they important? Do they have to include a bath? Whatshoulda bedtime routine include? In this 3-part blog series I will help you understand, create and implement your own bedtime routine.
Why is a bedtime routine important to teaching your baby to sleep?
There have been a handful of recent articles about the various health impacts inadequate sleep has on children's health.A recent New York Times article shareda possible link researchers found between inadequate sleep in childhood and obesity. Quoted below, the article highlights what I try to convey to parents from day one :
Ready? I am about to contradict the most basic tenant of sleep training.
It's ok to break your sleep schedule.
Want me to repeat that? It's ok to break your sleep schedule.
The smiling children above are my children. We were finishing dinner at 7:30, which is usually their bedtime, and the evening was beautiful. The taco place had a...