hey mamas! i'm carrying our chat onto this thread.
-AF (this term kills me)
-planning for time change if applicable
-milestones/what is your baby doing now
teles, my boobs are always full it seems, and naomi eats all the time. i donated the last of my frozen milk so i had to buy more storage bags, so i'm going to start pumping again. hope your tatas feel better!
no period yet for me. i've had cramps and such but fleeting.
naomi goes down for bed around 7pm, and doesn't sleep without me which means i'm also in bed at 7pm. i am not about to go to bed at 6 with the time change. not happening. i got this from a mama in my local club this morning:
Clearly Benjamin Franklin was not very involved in the daily care of his young children. Otherwise he never would have come up with the crazy idea of changing the time on the clocks twice a year. One of those times is upon us again. Daylight savings ends.When you're young this is the best night of the year. You get an extra hour of sleep.If you are the parent of an infant or young child, it just means getting out of bed an hour earlier. Young childrens' circadian rhythms don’t change because the clocks do. The time change just moves your child’s entire schedule up an hour. While the rest of the world plugs along at a the new time. TheIf you want to avoid the possible crankiness and chaos the time change can bring there are a few simple steps you can take.Evaluate your current sleep situation:Is baby going to bed to early, too late or at the perfect time? Are nap times at a time that works for you? Could a little shift in the time make your day flow better? If your child’s sleep schedule could use a little tweaking, the time change can be just the thing to get you on track. You are wanting baby to go to bed earlier. Do nothing and onMove bedtime later:Start now by moving bedtime later in 15 min increments every 4-7 days. This will allow the bedtime and wake up time to adjust. You want to move slow to allow the the morning wake up move later too. Moving the bedtime an hour later all at once will just remove an hour of night sleep. Start now and take it slow. When the clocks change, bedtime will be right where it was before. Minus the frustration or loss of sleep.Nap:In the fall, with shorter days and cooler temperatures our bodies want to sleep more. Your toddler may want to add an evening cat nap. Your infant may start to sleep later in the morning. While more sleep is never a bad thing, you want to watch for too much day time sleep. This can cause your infant or toddler to be restless or even awake in the wee hours of the morning.Spend timeout Outside:Even with the cooler temperatures it is still very important for your child to spend time outside everyday. The exposure to sun and fresh air is what resets the sleep cycles each day. Bundle up and go to the park or take a walk, it does wonders for good sleep.If you want more help with ways to get ready for the time change stop by for a Sleep Group or Schedule a Private Consultation.