Week One - Normal Toddler Sleep - What Science Says!!
Week one homework: Observe and record your little ones activities for the next 7 days every day. Make note in a notebook or if its easier in a notes app on your smart phone. We want to make note of the time and whats happening.
Be sure to record:
- Bedtime, how long it takes, what time your little one falls asleep.
- Any wake ups & duration & what you did to help them settle.
- Naps & micro naps ( i.e. falling asleep in the car.)
- Moods, behaviour. Tantrums & surrounding circumstances.
Keeping a log allows you to look back & identify patterns & changes that could identify the cause of the sleep resistance. There is always a reason why ,We just need to find it. It seems like a lot to record but over the weeks you’ll recall much more and begin to recognise patterns & triggers quickly.
Not sure how to make notes over a 24 hour period? below is an example of how I make notes of children in my care throughout the day/night.
Click the button below to download your blank sleep plan, print it off and fill it in each week as you analyse your log & begin to identify your little ones sleep thieves and begin planning solutions. If youneed help identifying your sleep thieves send me a message in the WhatsApp group or email me (121 add on members only).