2. Return to your flexible routine.#
Start your day at 6-7:30 am to help your baby’s body adjust. Watch those wake windows carefully and prioritize consistent naps. If your baby is awake prior to 6:00 am, make the needed adjustments for those early morning wakings.
3. Be sure to get active awake time!#
Aim for plenty of active floor play. Think rolling, crawling, scooting, and walking. Give your baby a chance to move that little body. What you do during awake time really does impact nights and naps.
4. Use daylight to your advantage.#
Natural light helps reset that internal clock and promotes good night sleep. If possible, go outside, even for a few minutes. If this simply isn’t possible, open up those blinds and turn on the lights. (Light is especially important if you’re adjusting back to your home time zone.)
5. Know that your great little sleeper will be back soon!#
Truly, for most great sleepers, just a few consistent days and nights is all it takes to get back on track! If you have The 5–24 Month Collection, be sure to go check out your Bumps Along the Way video called “Getting Back on Track.”
If baby sleep has always been tough, I have classes to help! The 5–24 Month Collection will help you have consolidated 10-12 hour nights in the crib, solid naps, and give you step-by-step guidance anytime sleep gets derailed. For babies under 5 months, my First Five Months Bundle will help you with baby sleep strategies that will meet your baby exactly where he is developmentally and help you lay a healthy sleep foundation starting right now.
My hope for you is that the holidays can be a time you truly treasure, that no matter what happens on vacation, you never need to stress about baby sleep.