Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sleep? What's that?

Sleep?  What's that?   But believe it or not- IT IS POSSIBLE!




The greatest challenge I see parents facing with young children  is the quantity and quantity of sleep their baby really needs.  Most parents are taken back when they see how many hours their child really needs to sleep which will.  Learning our baby’s cues helps eliminate the guess work and allows you to follow their natural body patterns, timing, and anticipate your baby’s needs.   Well slept children will be happy, adaptable, and able to handle changes.

 If your child seems fussier, crying, and melting more than they’re happy it’s important to make sure they are getting the sleep they need.  It’s also important to refer to your pediatrician to make sure there are no underlying medical concerns keeping your child from sleeping like apnea, reflux, allergies, or asthma. 

Once good sleep patterns are established and baby knows how to put themselves to sleep- developmental milestones, illness, and life events may disrupt sleep.  Having predictable routines and consistent parental responses are key to keeping sleep habits in place. 

Here are 5 ways you can  help your child sleep through the night.  If you feel like you've tried everything and it's still not working then sleep training with a sleep coach could help you gain new perspective into your sleep situation, which can turn sleep around in 2 to 3 weeks if you are ready for the transformation!



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