Sleep schedules

Is your child getting enough sleep?

Understanding the recommended sleep standards for children is like having a secret code for your baby's well-being. These standards offer a glimpse into whether your baby's sleep schedule is on track.

Remember, these standards are averages, so let's dive into what they might reveal about your child's sleep health. Keep an eye on their behavior during the day – it's your baby's way of communicating.
Signs Your Baby Might Need More Sleep:

1️⃣ Does your little one doze off in the car or stroller as soon as it's in motion?

2️⃣ Is your baby not waking up on their own in the morning, or do they rise before the sun and crave another nap an hour later?

3️⃣ Notice your baby becoming a bit cranky, irritable, and overtired during the day?

4️⃣ Is your baby waking up 30-45 minutes after bedtime and struggles to fall back asleep?

Taking Action:
If you suspect your baby needs more sleep - start a week-long sleep diary to track naps and nighttime sleep. Understanding your baby's sleep patterns involves noting:

  • When the baby usually sleeps
  • The total daily sleep duration
  • Nighttime wake-ups and the reasons
  • How long it takes for him to fall back asleep
  • The methods used to soothe him back to sleep

Compare your baby's sleep analysis with the recommended norms for his age to assess whether he is getting adequate rest. If your child sleeps 2-3 hours less per day than recommended, it could indicate insufficient rest.
If your baby is waking up more than 3-4 times over 6 months of age, there might be underlying night sleep issues. Addressing these problems is crucial for both your baby's well-being and your own.

But don't stress if decoding the optimal sleep schedule feels like navigating a maze—I'm here to help! The online course "Mastering the Sleep Schedule" will help you build a schedule based on your baby's individual sleep needs and end those endless sleep battles.