I don’t know what is scarier the ghouls, the ghosts, or the inevitable late night and sugary snacks! Halloween, as with most holidays, can lead to a disruption in routine - that doesn’t mean you have to be left with anything as scary as a poorly-rested little one.
Your child is sleeping soundly and sweetly, then all of a sudden they wake up with a terrifying scream. Your mom/dad instincts make you immediately run to them to make sure they are okay, just to find that they push you away and continue to cry and scream, as if you aren’t even there. You may wonder: are they sick, are they hurt, did they have a nightmare? This is what a Night Terror looks like. If your child has ever experienced a Night Terror, then you know this situation all too well.
The Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories app is described, on it’s website, as a “miraculous audio-only app,” that helps kids “fall asleep independently using enchanting storytelling, magical music and soothing sounds.” It has reached the number one spot for Health and Fitness Apps for iPad and highlighted as “Editors’ Choice” on GooglePlay.
Clearly this app is all your family needs to finally get some sleep, right? Wrong.
As sleep consultants, certified by the Family Sleep Institute, the Well Rested Baby team has some thoughts to share on this popular app that promises healthy, independent sleep.
If your toddler is escaping from the crib, does it mean that they’re ready to move to a toddler or big-kid bed? Not necessarily. Of course safely is our number one priority, but a close second is ensuring that you and your child get the sleep you need.
Before jumping right into this transition, you’ll first want to make sure your child is 100% ready for a toddler or big-kid bed. This transition is a big one! It affects your child emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Remember five minutes ago when summer was just starting and you had all the time in the world to do all the fun things? Well that flew by just as fast as your child’s first years and sadly, it is time to make the transition to back to school mode; this includes your child’s school-time sleep routine! A well-rested child is proven to have increased attention spans and are more willing and able to learn! Here are 10 tips to help your child(ren) return to their regular sleep routines and schedules.
Is your preschooler or school-aged child giving you a hard time at bedtime? Has bedtime become a battles of wills? This website from the National Sleep Foundation will help make bedtime easier for the entire family by answering the question, “why is sleep so important,” in a way children can understand!