As our son approaches 5 months, we are really focusing on a solid and consistent sleep schedule. We had a couple of weeks that were extremely hard due to the 4 month regression, teeth, and a leap (I assume). After going through that, we knew it was time to get serious about a solid routine to benefit everyone. I wanted to share what has worked for both of our boys with setting up a good routine. Of course, every family and baby is different so you have to do what works best for you!
I would love to know what has worked well for you!
Deciding how you are going to go about “training” or implementing sleep can be overwhelming. There are SO many resources, methods, and opinions when it comes to sleep. I think it is so important to have conversations with your spouse and decide what you want to do and be on the same page not only with night sleep but naps and wake-ups.
Once you and your spouse lay ground rules and are on the same page, consistency is key with babies (or any child) learning.
3.Create Good Environment
This looks different for each family but for us it includes a dark room (black out curtains), fan for white noise, ceiling fan, and comfortable house temperature.
4.Laying Down Awake
Laying babies down awake is key when having them learn how to put themselves to sleep or soothe. Once they figure it out, it truly is magic!
Babies go through so much within the first year, having a flexible mindset helps so much with keeping a good routine while also catering to your child’s needs.
As always, sending light and love!