As a parent, it can often be difficult to know the right approach to take to help your child get a great night’s sleep. There’s so much talk in the news about the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to encourage your child to go to sleep, however at the end of the day, what works for one family doesn’t work for another! It’s important that you find an approach which works for YOU and your child, however even when it comes to this, it’s often easier said than done!
Ask any new parent and many will tell you that bedtime is often the hardest time of the day, especially as your baby grows into a toddler. Your little one often won’t want to go to bed (they’ll want to be spending time with you) in some cases and in others, you know they’re tired but whatever you try just doesn’t seem to work. You may have tried cuddling them to sleep, feeding them and even, dare we say it, resorted to the dreaded ‘controlled crying’ (trust us – it’s not nice and it doesn’t work) as a last ditch attempt to try and get them to settle to sleep, however when nothing seems to work, what are your options?
Luckily, there is such a thing as child sleep experts, however the problem is often that they charge a small fortune…something which many new parents simply can’t afford. At the end of the day, helping a family get their child into a routine which works is time consuming and we all know that any form of counsellor or healthcare expert doesn’t come cheap!
As such, when we found out that SleepyPeople.com had reached out to 22 of the world’s very best child sleep experts and asked them to share their single top tip for helping your little one sleep, our ears picked up! It’s not often you get some of the world’s top experts in a field all sharing their tips together in one place, especially when the advice is being given for absolutely nothing! We thought it perfect to share this fantastic child sleep guide with you to allow you to try and get your head around some of the approaches you may not yourself have thought of:
There really is an approach to helping your little one sleep for everyone and even if you’re tried 20 different ones before, we’re confident that there’ll still be a couple which are new to you. No one should struggle getting their child to bed and with a little bit of professional advice, it’s not as hard as it may seem at first…you simply need to be prepared to persevere and not give up at the first hurdle. It WILL take time to get your little one into a routine which works, especially if you’ve been giving in and letting them in your bed, however in the end it WILL be worth it, trust us!
Thank you Sleepy People for such a great guide; we’re confident that mums and dads across the world will find it a great asset and something which can make a difference and help their child to get a fantastic sleep!