From the day she was born Erin has always been a great sleeper. Back when we used to go to baby classes, such as Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga, it became a joke that Erin wouldn’t last through a whole class. It took right until Erin was 1, and in one of her last classes, to get to the end of Baby Sensory. I remember the whole class clapping because it had never happened before. I think we’ve been really lucky when it came to Erin and napping. Up until the age of 2 she napped pretty much every day
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
Since Erin was born I think we have been very lucky with sleep and bedtime. Erin has always slept quite a lot and it used to be a running joke at our local Baby Sensory class and baby yoga class because Erin could never stay awake for the whole class! At nearly 3, Erin is still having nearly 3 hour naps most days (unless she’s at nursery) and she very rarely wakes up throughout the night. Of course, we have had periods of tougher times in the past through teething and illness but now, I like to think that we have
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
I think the time is coming that I have always dreaded. I think the time has come for Erin to stop napping! I have always stuck by the saying ‘sleep when they do’ and I don’t care that Erin is 2 years old now! Being a parent is bloody exhausting and if you can grab 10 minutes, half an hour or 3 hours, do it when you can! So, how do you cope when your toddler stops napping? Erin has always slept a lot from the day she was born. I’m adamant that this is something that came from being
So today Erin turns 2. I’m not sure where the past 2 years have gone but it went in the blink of an eye! Erin starts nursery in a couple of days and I’m willing time to slow down a bit because it is going far too fast. Today we are spending Erin’s birthday as a family and having a pretty chilled out day at home. There will be cake, presents and anything else Erin might want to do! With Erin now being 2, I think my updates about her may happen a little less often but for now, here
Well, it’s nearly December and that means Erin is coming up to being 23 months old. Her 2nd birthday is just around the corner and I can’t believe how quick that time has gone. November has flown by and with that, Erin has changed quite a lot! Sleep Since we came back from Center Parcs last month John and I have made a real effort to stick to the same routine when it comes to bed time and nap time. We have really been trying to let Erin get herself off to sleep while drinking her milk instead of us