We are very lucky at the moment that Erin has quite a good bedtime routine. The time Erin goes to bed changes each day but on days where she isn’t at nursery, we know exactly what order to do things in and we very rarely have any trouble with her going to bed and going to sleep. However, this weekend in the UK the clocks change, going back an hour and this can really mess with a child’s bedtime, routine and sleep pattern. I don’t actually think we have done anything up until now to prepare Erin for the change.
A few days ago you may have read a post sharing some tips for a smooth bedtime routine for children. I love that Erin has such a good bedtime routine and she goes to sleep easily most nights but I wish I could say the same for myself. Over the years, I have had quite a few problems when it comes to sleeping and sometimes I can really struggle. There are nights where I can go to bed quite early but still be laid there wide away 3 hours later. There are nights where John’s snoring keeps me awake but
Did you know that March is National Sleep Month? I didn’t until recently but as a busy parent who doesn’t always sleep very well or very much, I’m really glad that Feather and Down sent us some products to help! I used to be a real night owl and would very rarely be in bed before midnight, if not later. I have been so used to working strange hours that I always used to need a good couple of hours to unwind before going to bed. Now that I am self-employed and work from home I do manage to have an earlier
If you’re currently suffering from insomnia or you occasionally have trouble sleeping, you might think that you’ll never sleep soundly again, but that is very unlikely to be true. There are so many effective ways to improve your sleep that at least one of them is likely to work for you! So, why not try one of these tips to help you sleep more soundly? Image source Buy a New Bed If you wake up with aches and pains still tired because you’ve been tossing and turning all night, it might be worth investing in a new bed. Even if
Not too long ago I wrote a post full of helpful tips about helping a child to transition from cot to toddler bed. Erin has now made that move herself and did so quite easily. Here’s what we did: We bought Erin’s bed a long time before we actually needed it. I think we bought it at the beginning of the year when Erin had only just turned 1. I knew she wasn’t ready to move over into the bed at this point but I really wanted her to get used to what it was and why it was in
Months and months ago we bought Erin’s toddler bed. I planned on Erin using it nearly as soon as it arrived. I realised though that she wasn’t quite ready at that point in time. She had been going through a rough time when it came to sleeping and was barely sleeping for more than a couple of hours at a time. We were still also co-sleeping kind of and napping together in the day. Last month we started solo napping though and Erin transitioned really well. We introduced Erin to her bed as soon as it was put together and
It’s no secret that Erin often doesn’t sleep very well. She can sometimes wake up 3 or 4 times a night and is a nightmare to get back to sleep. When Johnson’s got in touch about their Bedtime Baby Sleep App I was excited. I had hope that we might finally crack it. Along with using the Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Sleep App, Johnson’s recommend also using their three step bedtime routine. In order to enable us to try to the 3 step routine and the app, we were provided with a gorgeous sleep hamper! The 3 step bedtime routine The
The past couple of weeks have been quite rough and it doesn’t look like it’s getting better any time soon! Out of no where really Erin decided to stop sleeping. She was doing so well after finally sleeping through again and then BAM, it all went wrong. She went through this really annoying phase of standing up in her cot and crying. It’s really hard to get her back to sleep and after ages of trying, we ended up with her back in our bed. It wasn’t long before that I said I missed co-sleeping. Really, I missed it when