Time for sleep

If you are, or have ever been the parent of a newborn, you will be familiar with sleepless nights.  And when it comes to time for sleep, you do not need me to tell you that babies do not seem to have much of a sleep cycle.  And certainly not one that is linked to the day or night.  Or the established sleep patterns of most families. 

Managing your young child’s sleep patterns can be a real struggle

And just when you think you have it cracked, another developmental phase comes along and it can feel like you are back at step one.  But what do you do? Should you leave them to cry, or go in every time they do? Do routines help, or should you allow them to fall asleep where they feel most comfortable?

Experienced over many weeks this can have a heavy impact, affecting the whole family

In this session we are going to look at what is going on when we sleep. We will be looking at the processes going on inside their bodies and minds. And we will gain a greater understanding of why they need it, when they need it, and how we can encourage our little ones to get it.

This session is taken from our course: What Every Parent Should Know

Dr Kathryn Peckham is an Early Childhood Consultant, author and researcher and the founder of Nurturing Childhoods.  Providing all the knowledge, understanding and support you need to nurture your growing child.   www.nurturingchildhoods.co.uk


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