The U.S. just celebrated its 243rd birthday, and with that comes late nights, fireworks, and lots of pool time. While it's fun for kids to stay up late during the holidays, it can take a toll on their sleep routine.
In this blog post, we'll discuss how to help your children recover their sleep routine after the holidays and snap right back to normality!
Step 1 - Stick to a Sleep Schedule:
As a parent, you probably know that routine and predictability are crucial for your child's sleep. Even during the holidays, try to stick to your child's regular sleep schedule as much as possible. This will help them maintain their sleep routine and prevent them from becoming overtired.
Step 2 - Use Sleep Training Techniques:
If your child has trouble falling asleep after staying up late, sleep training can help. Sleep training involves teaching your child healthy sleep habits and establishing a consistent bedtime routine. This can include activities like taking a bath, reading a book, and singing a lullaby. Sleep training can be an effective way to help your child get back into their sleep routine after the holidays.
Step 3 - Compensate with an Earlier Bedtime:
If your child stays up late during the holidays, compensate by putting them to bed earlier the days following. This will help prevent sleep debt from building up, which can cause your child to become overtired and cranky.
The holidays are a time for fun and celebration, but they can also disrupt your child's sleep routine.
By sticking to a sleep schedule, using sleep training techniques, and compensating with an earlier bedtime, you can help your child recover their sleep routine after the holidays.
Remember, healthy sleep habits are important for your child's overall health and well-being but also for your own as a parent.
If you're struggling getting your children to adopt healthy sleep habits, book a free consultation with one of our pediatric sleep experts today