Get your suitcases out and start packing, because these are my top tips for juggling your baby’s sleep schedule while you’re on holiday.
Remember, it’s not just about the sleep they had, it’s about how they feel when they wake up. A loving interaction can set the tone for the whole day, making them feel secure and loved.
I’ve often been asked by exhausted and perplexed parents: “Should I be using wake windows or a clock-based schedule for my baby?” It’s a valid question, and the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
Let’s face it: crying is an inevitability when we’re talking about babies. But my perspective has always been that if there’s going to be crying, let’s make sure it’s productive. There are ways to minimise the amount your baby is crying for crying’s sake, and sleep training is the key.
The grief and anxiety of experiencing a miscarriage, and the struggle for control that comes with following pregnancies is not only a very real experience, but it’s one that can carry over beyond pregnancy and affect parents in all aspects of baby raising, including sleep.
The truth is, there’s no magic formula for a good night’s sleep – it’s about consistency, understanding your baby’s sleep needs…