What’s the favourite topic de jour amongst new moms? SLEEP or rather, lack of it. We all want to know how long each other’s babies slept for and if there are any “tricks” that we can apply. What we wouldn’t do to get one night of uninterrupted sleep!! Whether it’s your first, second or fifth child, we can all use help in the sleep department. Tracy Braunstein is a kid sleep expert and here she shares with us some information on the sleep needs of children and provides tips as well. Here’s to nights full of Zzzzzzzzzs.
Sleep. It’s a thing you used to get a lot of before you had kids ;) Now it’s seems to be a distant memory.. but here’s the good news, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Babies and children require sleep. Lots of it. It is not a luxury, it is a biological need. When a child is well rested and getting the sleep they need, it allows them to be at their optimal. The best little people they can be. Sleep is to the brain as food is to the body. It causes memory consolidation, enhances organizational skills, planning, multi-tasking and executive functioning. When a child is not getting sufficient rest, they are more irritable, frustrated and tend to get easily angered or upset. Continue reading