💤 I get a lot of questions about SLEEP! 💤
How do you get your almost 2 and 4-year-old to stay in their bed from 7/7:30 pm - 7 am?
This did not magically happen overnight. I started when they were young and always put them to sleep awake. I never used any swings or machines that vibrate as they become used to that. That being said, sometimes there is a use for it and every mom needs a break! When using these try to limit it to no more than ten to twenty minutes. 👌
⏰⏰⏰ The other thing that I introduced at the age of 2/2.5 is the "ok to wake" clock. The concept of staying in your bed until a certain time can be daunting for a toddler without a visual cue.
Introduce the clock and explain how it works and provide a demonstration. This can be coupled with a reward chart. (I talked about this in my post on January 26th) 🛌🛌🛌
When your child is waking up too early, you never turn on the lights and you don't talk to them. 🙅♀️ I am able to do this with a monitor to ensure safety. You may go in there if they are screaming and say, "the light is not green yet. When it turns green, then you may get up." However, there may be other factors at play including fear. Comment below if you are struggling with fear and I can message you some tips.
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