Did you know that children thrive on consistency as it helps them to know what to expect? This also goes for sleep! If you create a consistent pre-sleep routine your child will understand that sleep is coming next. This routine is so easy to do, yet such an important part of your child’s healthy sleep hygiene. http://www.parents.com/videos/v/83909566/sesame-street-lessons-bedtime-routines.htm
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Think your child’s bedtime doesn’t influence their night time sleep? Think again. A bedtime that is too late is most often the cause of night time wakings and early morning wakings too! http://northshorema.macaronikid.com/article/681745/early-bedtime-saves-all
Are you prepared for DST? We roll our clocks forward tonight!
I am sure many of you have seen news of a recent Sound Machine study on the news or on social media. It is a bit confusing with many experts citing different opinions. We thought we would weigh in. Of course the use of these machines at high octaves is unadvisable as is their placement too close to an infants ears, but we fully stand behind sound machines used as directed by experts like Dr. Harvey Karp (cited in this CNN article) and our favorite Dr. Marc Weissbluth. Karp advises that the sound machine should be the volume of a soft shower. Weissbluth believes that parents can still use the machines, with new precautions. “If it’s too close or it’s too loud, this might not be healthy for your baby,” he said. But “a quiet machine that’s far away may cause no harm whatsoever.” It is important to be aware of these recommendations and utilize sound machines in a safe manner, but in our opinion this study is really just a good reminder to take care in providing our children with a safe and healthy sleep environment.