Got 10 minutes? ⏲I hope so! Because today I am giving you my 10-minute challenge that will set you up for success with your baby’s sleep tonight, so you can be on your way to more restful nights. Sound too good to be true? Finding 10 minutes to dedicate to these few tasks sure sounds worth it to me, especially if it meant better sleep for my little one! Give it a try!
All you need to do is this:
Step 1: 2 minutes! Check your baby’s room on the darkness scale! Is it dark? (And I mean stub your toe dark!) Your baby’s sleep environment (even if that is your room), should average a 9-10 on the darkness scale. Why? Darkness promotes melatonin production, which promotes sleep, and that is what we are going for, right?!
Step 2: 2 minutes! Check your baby’s room temperature. Is it cool and comfortable? 18-22 degrees Celsius, 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit is the goal for ultimate baby sleeping comfort. Guess what?! This temperature range will help you sleep too! Win Win!
Step 3: 2 minutes! Is the crib free of distractions ? That means freeing your baby’s sleep space from all of the baby gifts that you received! No crib mobiles, no stuffed animals, no blankets, no cords nearby, no crib bumpers! Just a crib mattress and fitted sheet. In this quick step, you are making your baby’s sleep space safe and removing distractions that make them more stimulated at bedtime.
Step 4: 2 minutes! Check your child’s awake windows. What does that mean? It is the time that your child is awake in between naps and before bedtime. Finding their ideal schedule can help them get more restorative sleep, leading to longer naps and better overnights. Sound like something you could get on board with? Download my Awake Windows Cheat Sheet here!
Step 5: 2 minutes! Fill our this questionnaire to determine what type of support you need for your baby’s sleep. It’s quick and easy… maybe you are ready to receive 1:1 support for your little one, maybe you just need a few questions answered, or maybe a free resource is just what you need. Click here to get started!!
Making just a few simple changes in your child’s sleep environment and schedule can make a world of difference in the amount of sleep that they get at night and during their naptime. Sleep is essential for our children’s growth and development, so take a 10 minutes today, and you may just get a better night sleep tonight!
Will you be trying it out? 🤔 Let me know!