What’s not a big deal to us grown ups can be a huge deal with our toddlers, emotions and feelings that are new or overwhelming for our little ones can be a reason why they sometimes struggle to fall asleep or getting back to sleep when our little ones wake up!
It can be really hard to change how your baby sleeps when you’re not sure how, are probably chronically sleep deprived, lacking in confidence and probably in patience too. Changing another person’s habits, never mind those of your baby can be tough but changing your own sleep habits so your better able to cope with sleep deprivation in the short term is much easier! â
When i was a room leader in the baby room of a day nursery i recall this one child who was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. He was 2 years old, adorable and so well behaved .... …..until his mum came to collect him.
When his mum brought him in for a settling in session she warned us that he could be very challenging. We were told to expect tantrums and meltdowns daily but they almost never happened.
Mum would drop him off to nursery and daddy would pick him up.
This one particular evening mummy came to get him instead of daddy. Daddy was held up at work and the little angel that we were used to seeing suddenly disappeared and in his place... the Tasmanian Devil!