There’s no harm in learning more about healthy sleep, because situations change, but please don’t feel compelled to change anything that is already comfortable for you and that is working for your family.
Or maybe your child’s sleep is perfectly fine, but it’s your sleep that has been disrupted far too long by midnight child-tending, and you truly yearn for your own uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Sleep situations that do need to be fixed
Let’s look at the other side of the coin now. Perhaps the sleeping situation in your house isn’t good. What used to work doesn’t work any longer. Or it’s never felt right but you have never known how to change things. Or possibly your child isn’t getting quality sleep and is demonstrating a variety of the signs of overtiredness – such as tantrums, distractibility, or bedtime battles. Or maybe your child’s sleep is perfectly fine, but it’s your sleep that has been disrupted far too long by midnight child-tending, and you truly yearn for your own uninterrupted night’s sleep. In any of these situations, your entire family will benefit if you’ll take a month or so to create and follow a more conscious sleep plan for your child.
In these cases, the rewards for improving your child’s sleep are overwhelming: A child who is happier, healthy, stronger and better able to learn and enjoy life. And, possibly just as important, a parent – you – who can truly enjoy the daily process of raising a happy, well-rested child.
~ Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution and The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Originally published here.
Elizabeth Pantley is a mother of four, grandmother, and author of the bestselling book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, plus 8 other books in the No-Cry Solution Series which helps Mums and Dads through all key stages of parenting. Visit her at nocrysolution.com.