Toddler Sleep: Trust Your Instincts and Change Things Up

Trying to figure out sleep for my son has been one of the hardest things since becoming a parent. I want to make sure he is getting enough rest and that he allows me to sleep a full night, otherwise we are both a zombie mess.

He has been sleeping through the night since 10 months old and  I have always kept him on the same schedule. Lately, my hubby and I have noticed that our sweet boy (who was once so calm and happy)-started to turn into a little whiney monster.  I thought he slept enough but noticed that I wasn’t being strict on the time he went to bed. It was always between 7-8pm sometimes 8:30pm if we waited until Daddy got home. We decided this weekend that we would experiment and put him to sleep between 6-7pm instead.

We wasted no time, last night he was super grouchy so he went down at 5:30pm (his afternoon nap was in the car-so that screwed his rest). and tonight at 6:30pm. He woke up at  7am this morning so lets hope he does the same tomorrow morning.

I have a mom-sense that he is going through a growth spurt. So I am happy that we worked together as a team and decided on a new sleep routine for our son.

Don’t be afraid to change the way you do things. Make sure to keep a close eye on any routine in your life, because sometimes they need readjusting. I  always trust my mom-gut, it never steers me in the wrong direction.

Nicole xo


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