Live in Cheltenham and had yet another sleepless night with your baby or toddler? It can be really hard to cope day after day without sleep however leaving things can make things a lot worse. I meet many a mum who is desperately in need of sleep, yet battles on week after week, seeing little or no change. If you want to have the best possible family life you really need to look after your health to be able to give your little ones the best of you.
Sleep is just as important as your 5 a day, yet why do so many mums make themselves wrong and put off getting help? The best mums I believe are the ones who reach out and say, ‘I can’t carry on like this’, these are the ones I admire, the ones that really are putting their child’s needs first and seeking benefit for the rest of the family too.
When you make a decision to change something that is not working or draining your energy, life becomes lighter. Taking that first step may feel a little scary, yet it is no different to when you baby learns to walk.
We are all on a journey that is constantly evolving and the easiest way to make progress when we feel stuck, is to try something different. If you have time read a new book on baby or toddler sleep, if you are too tired though and need a faster solution, it’s best to ask an expert who has more specialist experience and knowledge.
Sometimes adults simply need to take the same advice you would give to your child, if you don’t know how to do something, ask for help.
Over a prolonged period of time, lack of sleep starts to affect your mind. The neurons in your brain start to shut down which leaves you in that frazzled state which is the reason that Mums often say, ‘I can’t think straight’ . So there you have it, there is a physical cause.
Once sleep returns you’ll be amazed at the difference it will make to your family each day, as you say goodbye to sleepless nights and early wakes ups. If you need some extra support this Easter Holiday, why not get in touch?