How Do I Get my Toddler or Preschooler to Stay in Their Room Past 5 am?

How do I get my toddler to stay in their room so I can sleep?

How Do I Get my Toddler to Stay in Their Room Past 5 am? 5:30 am: The windows are dark and you’re staring into space with a cup of coffee in your hand while your child eats their bowl of cereal, wondering how it came to this. There was a time when you never got up until at least half an hour after sunrise. Why, oh why, you ask yourself, did I stay up till 11 last night? I should have gone to bed at 9! Or maybe 8! We all want to have some adult time to ourselves, and it’s necessary to being a good parent. Going to bed at 8 pm isn’t really an option. We need those precious evening hours to reconnect with our spouse, binge on Netflix, and enjoy that pint of chocolate fudge brownie ice cream we’ve been hoarding behind the frozen peas. I hope I can give you a practical idea today on how to put a stop to those cold, dark mornings. You may have noticed that toddlers and preschoolers don’t really understand clocks. Enter the light-timer! Those little gadgets you use to turn your lights on and off at set times while you are on vacation

How to Get Baby to Sleep Through the Night: Baby Is Too Big For Her Swaddle

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As a new parent, we all wake up...quite literally, to the harsh, new reality of sleepless nights. God knew to make babies cute and cuddly. If they weren't so darn cute, we'd consider giving them to a neighbor. Especially at 3am, when they are waking us up for the 3rd time that night and all you can think about is how to get baby to sleep through the night. Certainly, you need to keep you infant well-fed, so interrupted sleep is simply a part of the at least the first 10 weeks of your babies young existence. Once your baby is 10lbs or about 10 weeks old, he is actually physically capable of sleeping through the night. A short night, albeit. Let's say 10pm to 5am. That is seven heavenly hours of sleep! However, here is what I found with each of my little monkeys. Right around that magic time, when I knew I could wean them of nighttime feeds, they also had just outgrown their swaddle. One of the best ways to get a baby to sleep and keep that baby asleep is swaddling them. It is almost as amazing as nursing. A gift to the new mom. Without swaddling, that baby's

7 Tips to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

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This weekend my husband and I eagerly awaited our family trip “up north” to where Oma and Opa live. Beautiful rolling hills, the fragrance of pines and home-cooked meals not made by my hands...just some of the many benefits of being with my parents. To add to our normal crazy, we had just come off of a 10 day-knock-us-down-one-at-a- time tummy bug. Short-lived, thankfully...but messy.  Baby got the worst of it, dealing with diarrhea for nearly a week. Of course, as all moms know...our littles ones (and often our husbands) sort of go back a few years when sick.  We dote over them, nurse them back to health...and then suddenly...although perfectly healthy and fine, they are still clingy and whiny. (Our babies, of course...I am not referring to husbands now. Wink.) Isn’t it interesting? A little extra hovering and doting and out emerges a sweet, little monster. Oh joy. When your baby is sick -- whether a younger baby or an older baby/toddler -- it is very likely that they are up at night fevering, suffering from an ear infection or dealing with diarrhea. We must take care of them and we know that this is part of Mommy Basic Training --