So many infants and toddlers have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep that there is a myth out there that “babies just don’t sleep”. We’re told to “just get used to being tired for years”, but it shouldn’t be that way! In all honesty, they should be getting up to 12 HOURS A NIGHT plus a nap or two throughout the day.
What would that look like for your family? Quiet evenings back for you and your significant other? Not being exhausted from waking up multiple times a night? Or just being able to enjoy your children more because neither one of you are cranky with fatigue?
Sleep deprivation in a child is not only exhausting to you and your little one, but sleep is one of the most important influences on a child’s behavioral, mental, and physical development. So why do we let this myth that “babies don’t sleep” continue to exist when it can be so harmful to them?
This is because a lot of people don’t understand that the ability to go to sleep on your own is not something that we are born with, but it is something that we are taught; It is a learned skill. A skill that can be learned in as little as one week.
If we want our kids to understand sports, play the piano, or be good at math, we teach them, right? Or we hire somebody specialized in that field to teach them. So why not hire someone to teach them how to get the rest they NEED?
Here is the recommended hours of sleep a child should get based on age:
Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
Toddlers (1-3 years): 11-14 hours
Preschoolers (3-5 years): 10-13 hours
So, how much sleep does your little one get? If it is below the suggested amount above, let me help you! Feel free to fill out a Client Intake Form and then I can suggest what Package might work best for your family.