‘Tis the season for holiday excitement, yet parents know this also means overstimulated little ones who just can’t sleep. Fear not – the holiday season (and the family sanity) can be saved with a little help from Cloud b and The Sleep Lady®.
Cloud b , the world’s leading manufacturer of products and accessories geared to help children sleep, has teamed up with sleep expert Kim West, aka The Sleep Lady®, to offer timely tips and healthy solutions that help create a calming bedtime routine, which is especially important during the hectic holidays.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ms. West has been a practicing child and family therapist for twenty years. She has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world learn to create and preserve healthy sleep habits.
Keep to your child’s regular bedtime as much as possible.
A later night here and there isn’t as problematic as multiple late nights especially if combined with skipped naps.
Be flexible with a nap schedule.
If traveling in a car for a few hours, it may be easier on everyone if your little one sleeps right through the trip. Try to get back to your hotel (or relatives’ home) to have an early bedtime. Remember, a well-rested child is better behaved and more adaptable to all the changes and new people they will meet while away.
It’s always best for baby to sleep in one place while you’re away.
Choose the home of one set of grandparents/relatives as a “base camp” and arrange to have relatives come there to visit your little one. You can carefully explain to all concerned why your baby needs this, and to avoid bruised feelings, let all concerned know that the other grandparents/relatives would be the “base” for the next visit.
When traveling with your child, bring comfort items.
Always bring along the lovey and pack a night-light. Since there’s no such thing as traveling lightly with a small child, go ahead and take along favorite books and toys.
It’s especially helpful to pack along toys specifically designed to help children sleep. Cloud b helps parents establish a calming bedtime routine with a collection of wonderful characters that feature elements of soothing sights and calming sounds for a relaxing night’s sleep. This holiday season, parents will be able to create customized lullabies to play through the award-winning Twilight Turtle Tunes.