Benefits of Social Distancing for Infant Sleep #3: ROUTINE
During this unprecedented time, for many families, there is nothing getting in the way of us developing a rock-solid routine. I didn’t say schedule. I mean routine or rhythm. A flow to the day that seems to work for your family and your children’s sleep.
Perhaps during regular life there are interruptions or limitations on our time that force us have a less-than-ideal routine and perhaps cranky children. Do we have to wake the kids earlier than their bodies might naturally like, or have our child nap at a different time to pick up kids from school? Does our kid usually take one nap out of necessity, when they might actually do better with two shorter ones? Do we keep our kids up later at night when we’re working outside the home, just so we can have some quality time with them?
If you’re home during this time, with very few commitments outside the home, this is a great opportunity to find a more ideal routine. When is a good waking time in the morning, nap times for kids, snack and lunch times, bedtimes? Don’t forget the get-outside-physical-activity times! You may just find that your children sleep better, are most rested and are more pleasant to be around. 🙌🏻
👱🏼♂️👩🏽👮🏼♀️👷🏽♂️👩🏻⚕️👩🏼🔬👨🏾🚒👩🏻✈️🧑🏿🔧For all the essential workers to whom this does not apply: we see you. Thank you for selflessly serving our community. We recognize the many sacrifices you (and your family) are making to help keep us safe! 🙏🏼