Where did the phrase, “sleep like a baby” come from?

 

I’m not sure I’ve ever met a parent who looked or felt well rested.

It can feel exhausting to try and figure out how to get your child to sleep better so you can get the sleep you need too.

Baby’s don’t just come out of the womb sleeping on our schedule and they seem to grow and change so rapidly it’s hard to get a good rhythm and routine for family sleep. 

 

Just like all parenting topics, theres so much information out there about child sleep needs, it can be overwhelming to figure out what works best for your child at each stage. That’s why I invited Lindsey from Sleep Little Lamb on the Simple Home Podcast podcast this week.

 

Lindsey’s a professional sleep consultant and has so much wisdom for parents at every stage, from prenatal to preschool, on how to get your child to sleep better. 

 

I have three kids, 7, 5, and 3, and I thought I was past needing advice from a sleep consultant. But I’ve got to tell you, Lindsey has nuggets of wisdom for all of us. In this episode she gives us practical advice that we can put into practice today and see results. 

 

I’m a huge advocate for getting good sleep (although I have to be honest, I struggle to make sure I do much of the time).

 

Adequate sleep is just as important for us as it is for our children and getting your child to sleep well will allow for you to get the rest that you need as well. When you don’t have enough sleep your fuse is shorter, just like that of a toddler running on little sleep and we all know what kind of behavior erupts when we’re in this cycle. 

 

If you’ve ever felt frustrated with your child’s sleep patterns or just completely exhausted, wishing you could get your family on a better sleep schedule, you’ve got to listen to this episode. Make sure to also check out Sleep Little Lamb where you can get lots of resources for every stage of your child’s sleep and find out how Lindsey might be able to help you.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Practical tips for each sleeping stage
  • How to know when your child is ready for a new schedule.
  • What to do if you have more than one child who’s struggling to sleep well.
  • How to know when it’s time to go from two naps to one or one nap to no naps.
  • What a sleep consultant can do for you and your family.

 

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