Sleep! It’s something that many of us obsess over once we become parents. We all want more of it, but how do we get a settled night with our little ones? Sleep consultant and mum of two Rosey Davidson, teaches parents just that. Rosey is the founder of Just Chill Baby Sleep, a business devoted to saving parent’s sleep. Rosey and her team are passionate about making sleep advice affordable and accessible to everyone. She has a large following on social media (@just_chill_mama), where she shares tips, tricks and supportive content each day. Her online courses and one to one consultations have been a life saver to countless parents in the UK and beyond.
We asked Rosey for her top five tips for parents desperate for a bit more shut eye:
- Have a balanced daytime routine. Babies sometimes get night and day confused, so it’s good to make sure you have the right balance of day and night sleep. A predictable routine can help baby anticipate what is coming next, which in turn tends to make them more relaxed.
- Keep things cool in the bedroom… We don’t want your baby to get too cold but our bodies prefer things to be on the cooler side for sleep. The ideal room temperature for sleeping is 16-20 Celsius.
- When your little one stirs during the night, they expect their sleep conditions to be the same as when they fell asleep. Sometimes it’s worth thinking about how your little one gets to sleep at bedtime to see if it’s a barrier to settled night. You can practice falling asleep independently, with the aim that one day he or she will be able to do this themselves. Practice makes progress! There are many ways to do this, so choose a method that suits you and your family.
- Trust your instinct and follow your baby. It can be really tempting to listen to suggestions from others on how to put your baby to sleep, or what they ‘should’ be doing. There is no right or wrong way to approach baby sleep.
- Take care of yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help. There’s no shame in not being able to do it all, all of the time. If you have someone who can watch baby for an hour while you have a shower, a coffee or go for a little walk, take them up on the offer! Remember you are doing an amazing job, but you can’t pour from an empty cup.
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