Probably all moms can relate to the struggle of putting their babies to sleep. And the thing is, it then becomes a struggle for us moms to get enough sleep ourselves. And this makes us feel exhausted all the time, plus it messes up with our mental health too.
In addition, when our high-needs kids don’t have a good sleep at night, they tend to be cranky, needy, and hard to deal with during the day. It’s a real struggle for the kids, moms, and the people around them.
So How Do We (Peacefully) Get our Kids to Bed?
First, we have to remember that there is no such thing as a healthy baby that won’t sleep. There are only babies that are better natural sleepers. Some of our kids may not be naturally good at sleeping, but they can learn. That means we could totally train our little ones to sleep better and independently! Let us not underestimate what our little ones can do.
“Routines, habits, and behaviors can always be changed or modified.”
– Eva Klein
There are a lot of things to consider first before teaching our kids to sleep better. One of them is figuring out our kids’ biological sleeping schedule. And then we can make a plan around that. It is not their sleeping schedule who have to adjust to their art lessons nor our working hours, but it’s the other way around.
And one of the ways to train kids to sleep better is to create a bedtime routine. This is about creating habitual activities that would signal “winding down,” or that bedtime is getting close. For example, eating dinner, brushing teeth, then turning off the TV can signal it’s almost time to sleep.
These are just a few of the many steps to get our kids to sleep better. Join me and sleep coach Eva in this episode to learn more!
Other life-changing stuff in this episode…
- What can you expect in the sleep training
- Why hours of crying is a symptom of a bigger problem
- How lack of sleep affects your child’s behavior
- Sleep training kids that are 5 years old and above
- How to create a bedtime routine that works
You can’t perform self-care when you’re spending hours trying to get your little ones to sleep. So as a mom, it’s important to take into account our kids’ sleeping habits when creating our schedule.
Join Eva’s FREE live training to get your baby to sleep better here: renaefieck.com/sleep
Eva is a Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant. She is the founder of My Sleeping Baby and the Sleep Bible program. Eva’s main goal is to help her clients establish healthy sleep habits for their children. After experiencing the debilitating effects of chronic sleep deprivation from her middle child, Eva was inspired to help families overcome their sleep challenges. Eva truly empathizes with her clients’ sleep troubles and personally invests herself in their sleep journey.
In addition to completing her sleep consulting certification, she is a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. She completed the 2016 Infant Mental Health Community Training through the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Eva also has her Bachelor of Arts from York University and her law degree from the University of Western Ontario. Eva is a proud wife and mother of two girls and a boy (who are all great sleepers) and lives with her family in Toronto. She provides individual sleep consultations, facilitates group seminars, and runs an online sleep program and community called the Sleep Bible.
Facebook group: My Sleeping Baby Community