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Managing Expectations as a Parent
Managing Expectations as a Parent

Getting used to having a newborn baby can be difficult for parents. The most problematic adjustment for most parents can be getting accustomed to baby sleep patterns. It’s no secret that a new parent can expect many sleepless nights, so understanding what type of sleep their baby will be getting might help parents to realize what these first few months will be like.

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A newborn baby for the most part does little more than sleep and feed. This keeps a mother busy with breast-feeding and nappy changes around the clock. Baby sleep patterns for the first 3 weeks should be a total of 16-20 hours of sleep every day. Since it’s common for them to sleep for short bursts at a time it’s important for parents to get as much support as possible. By 6 months of age a baby’s circadian rhythm really starts to develop and for this reason it’s common to start experiencing sleep issues. Before this, a baby’s body is not regulated by light and dark as an older child’s is.

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With both babies and toddlers, it’s important to remember to manage your expectations as a parent. Whilst sleep deprivation can be a very tough thing, parents need to understand that frequent night waking is normal. Rather than to assume you are doing something wrong, try to relax and go with the flow. If you are not coping as well as you would like then seek support from those around you. For parents of toddlers waking up at night or waking early in the morning, it’s also important to think whether what is happening is normal before stressing about the situation too much. In the pre-school years it’s very normal for toddlers to experience night-mares and night terrors due to their imaginations really starting to develop. To help minimize night-mares and night terrors parents can limit television and technology use. Early rising in the toddler years can also be problematic. If you have a toddler waking at 5am every morning then there’s a good chance they have not had enough sleep. Further to this, the last sleep cycle that occurs at this time is very important for their development so it’s important to act on this to combat the problem. However, if you have a toddler waking at 6am, rather than stress over the situation, if they have been in bed since 7pm the night before then there’s a good chance they have received enough sleep so it’s not worth fighting to get them back to sleep.

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Managing expectations as a parent can be difficult….especially if you are sleep deprived. However, if you are not sure whether what your baby or toddler is doing is normal or you need more support……it’s important to find this support. Sleep Consulting by Sleepy Starz offers a range of affordable sleep consultation packages and we are always happy to help. Go to www.sleepystarz.com/sleep-consulting/ for more information.

Why You Should See a Sleep Consultant
Why You Should See a Sleep Consultant

Sleep consulting and sleep training are often seen as ‘taboo’ topics. In the past few years, sleep training has changed and uses a lot more sensitive methods. Whilst there are still some doctors, maternal health nurses, sleep training clinics and some sleep consultants that use the harsher methods of sleep training (such as ‘controlled crying’), we at Sleep Consulting by Sleepy Starz certainly don’t.

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Sleep and food are the two biggest complaints that we get from parents. Sleep is one of those things that doesn’t just affect the toddler, but affects the whole family. And, lack of sleep can lead to health issues, moodiness and delayed growth and development. During REM sleep (the deep sleep) is when healthy growth and development occurs. Without this deep restorative sleep, health problems can occur. Taking all of this into considering, it seems that seeing an expert in the sleep industry is most definitely worth it. Other reasons you should consider seeing a sleep consultant if your toddler is experiencing sleep issues include:

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To save time and energy:

Constantly attending to a sleepless baby or toddler can be very exhausting. You are not only losing out on sleep yourself but you are also having probably dealing with high stress and anxiety levels as you try to work why your toddler is not sleeping. If seeking help not only sees your toddler get better sleep but also sees the family get better sleep then it’s most definitely worth it.

You might learn something:

Babies and toddlers’ sleep habits (or lack of sleep) can sometimes just take simple tweaks but it can also sometimes involve some more complex issues that you never would have thought of. There is nothing wrong with asking for help and you never know, you might learn some tips that you never knew existed. This can help with other family members and any future babies that might come along too.

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Save money:

If a baby or toddler isn’t sleeping well, parents often fork out $1000’s of dollars trying different products that promise to get your little one sleeping. More often than not, these products don’t work. Instead of spending so much money, pay a sleep consultant for 1 or 2 consultations and save yourself a tonne of money.

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Better overall health for the family:

Sleep is vital for health growth and development. If one member of the family isn’t sleeping well, then this is probably affecting the entire family and may lead to health issues. Invest in your family’s health by seeking help from an expert so the whole family can achieve better sleep.

Sleep Consulting by Sleepy Starz only uses sensitive approached to sleep training. We work with all types of families and parenting styles in a non judgmental manner. Our role is to work alongside you in tailoring strategies that will work for your family. For more information go to www.sleepystarz.com.

Getting Your Baby to Sleep
Getting Your Baby to Sleep

Good sleep for your baby or toddler doesn’t always have to be overly complicated. Nor does it have to involve ‘crying it out’ or traditional “sleep training methods” often used by doctors. Sometimes improving your child’s sleep is a really simple fix.

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Check out our 5 proven steps for improving your child’s sleep:

Sleep Environment

Sleep environment is one of those things that often gets easily overlooked because of stress and anxiety about ensure you are doing everything else correctly. Sleep environment is all about the sleep space in which your baby or toddler sleeps in and ensuring it promotes good sleep. Having a dark room is essential for the production of melatonin (AKA the ‘sleepy hormone’) and having the room at the correct temperature is also important. Babies and toddlers will pick up on small changes to their sleep environment such as a light that was on outside of their room when they went to sleep being switched off by 1am in the morning. These changes can affect their sleep so it’s important to keep the sleep environment the same throughout the night if possible.

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Awake Times

Having the right awake times for your baby is crucial to your baby settling easily and sleeping and napping well. A baby who isn’t awake long enough between naps or who only naps for short periods might fight going to sleep because they’re not tired enough. A baby who is awake for too long between naps will also fight sleep due to overtiredness. Awake times are constantly changing as your baby grows and develops – so the awake time for a 2 week old baby will be vastly different to the awake time of an 8 week old baby.

Bedtime Routine

Babies can get overstimulated very easily and some wind-down time before a nap as well as bedtime at night is important to let your baby get in the zone for sleep. This also signals to your baby or toddler that naptime or bedtime routine is approaching and act as a sleep cue in their day. Positive bedtime and naptime routine includes ensuring your little one has a full tummy, bath, massage, cuddles or a book.

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Settling

A baby’s ability to settle to sleep depends on their age and whether they actually have learnt the skill of self setting. Before the 4 month regression hits, there is absolutely nothing wrong with settling your baby completely to sleep. If possible, it’s a good idea to settle them to sleep in their bed as it will help them learn this skill the older they get. As your baby gets older, they will slowly learn to self settle and there are different methods you can use to promote this skill being learn.

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Age Appropriate Routine

Ensuring your baby is on an age appropriate routine is crucial to promoting good sleep habits. This includes nap length as well as awake times. Some babies need a hand regulating their nap lengths so that they nap for the perfect amount, at the optimum times of the day, to lead to easy settling and good night time sleep. Some babies love to sleep in the day and are then up all night because they’ve had too much day sleep and genuinely aren’t tired enough for a deeper sleep overnight! Overtiredness and undertiredness will both affect your baby or toddler’s ability to fall asleep and stay asleep of a night time. So, age appropriate routines including nap times, nap length and awake times are very important.

For more information as well as hints and tips on getting babies and toddlers to achieve better sleeping habits go to www.sleepystarz.com

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