Episode 5 - Pro tips for maintaining healthy sleep habits with your baby throughout the holiday season
The winter holiday season is nearly upon us! It’s my most favorite time of year - the traditions, parties, family gatherings….the food. Seriously, it’s just the best. But, even for the merriest and most festive of us, it can also be an exhausting and overwhelming time of year.
Perhaps no one feels this more than our babies (no matter their age). The traveling, visitors and all around joy can actually wreak quite a bit of havoc on their routines and sleep. If you’re like me then you definitely don’t want to miss all of the fun, but if you also don’t want to end up with the Grinch at your holiday gathering, then you’ll want to check out these 5 Pro Tips.
Because sleep affects the entire family, and when you’re weighing the pros and cons of taking steps to improve your baby’s sleep, it’s super important that you have all of the information - all of the science backed research that can help alleviate your concerns and may give you the permission you may need to take that next step. Just like I did. These are my top 10 reasons why you should make improving your baby’s sleep a priority.
There are SO many popular sleep-coaching methods to choose from. And, if you seek advice on your Facebook moms group, from your local friends or from sleep coaching books and blogs, you are likely to get very different – and very strongly held – points of view about which one is best. But, when you’re sleep deprived and foggy brained, it can all feel way too overwhelming…making it hard to choose an option or to even get started.
But, there is hope! Depending on your baby’s temperament and adaptability, you may not even need to sleep coach in order to improve their sleep habits. If you heard the previous episode, then you know all the ways sleep deprivation can negatively impact your family and you may even be ready to take steps toward sleep coaching. But even if you’re not ready yet, or just unsure which one method is right for your family (note: it’s likely a mixture of several methods and I can help you figure it out!), taking these 5 easy steps will help to set your whole family up for success and put you on the path to better sleep:
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