Create a Solid Sleep Plan
In order to get your kid sleeping well, you need to be on the same page as your partner, committed to fixing your kid's sleep issues, and incredibly consistent! Plus, you need a solid plan that you can stick to so you and your partner don't cave when you're exhausted and fed up at 3am!
Here are some tips on how to create a solid sleep plan you, your partner and your KID can stick to:
- Get everyone on board! Before you get started, talk to your spouse, grandparents, nannies or childcare providers and make sure everyone is on the same page. Share how important this is for your kid and why change is needed. Get their support or at least their agreement that they won't sabotage your efforts.
- Have a family meeting! If you have a toddler, sit down for a family meeting to explain the changes you are going to make and create a sticker chart to provide incentives.
- Set Goals! If you have a baby, set goals for yourself. Do you want to night wean? Do you want to get your baby sleeping through the night? Do you want to get baby in her own room?
- Put it in writing! Fill out a sleep plan template to create a solid plan that you can follow through with. Do this during the day, not a 3am when you're frustrated and exhausted. None of us make great decisions in the middle of the night! Click here to Click here to get the SLEEP PLAN TEMPLATE! Then print it out and get planning!
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- Educate Yourself About Your Childs Sleep
- Start a Sleep Log
- The Importance of Consistency When Sleep Coaching
- Create a Soothing Bedtime Routine
- Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom
- The Importance of Putting Your Kid to Sleep "Drowsy but Awake"
- The Sleep Lady Shuffle: What It Is and How To Do It
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- Do Step 2 of the Sleep Lady Shuffle
- Do Step 3 of the Sleep Lady Shuffle
- Be Your Kid's Nap Coach
- Check Off Your Sleep Coaching Checklist
- Nightmares and Night Terrors (And How to Tell the Difference)
- Potty Training and Sleep
- End Early Rising
- The Sleep Lady on Transitioning Your Kid from a Crib to a Big-Kid Bed
- Ending Bedtime Stalling