The #TeamNoSleep life is real, especially during the first few weeks with your newborn. It would be a miracle to catch a wink of sleep for two hours straight or even just an hour at night. For some parents, bedtime might also be tough battles with their toddlers! A good night’s sleep doesn’t always come naturally to kids, but rather, it is a learning process that develops over time. Depending on the age of your baby or toddler, and if you feel that your child is ready, you can make some changes and improvements to their sleeping habits and bedtime routines.
To help us understand what healthy sleep habits and routines are, we talked to Maria Campos-Lopez, Sleep Consultant and Behavior Specialist. As a mom of two boys herself, Maria wants to raise healthy, happy, and resilient kids, as well as guide and motivate other parents to do the same. With this goal, she started Himbing Sleep and Parenting Solutions, a consultancy service that aims to educate parents on healthy and safe habits for better sleep. Maria has helped hundreds of families, both locally and abroad, sleep better. Today she shares with us some of her most valuable insights about healthy sleep habits, as well as encouragement for every parent.