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Early Bedtime Tips on Instagram
October 5, 2022

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Introduction

A Healthy Child Needs a Healthy Brain, A Healthy Brain Needs Healthy Sleep

Blog Posts 15, based on the United States of America Department of the Army Field Manual: Holistic Healing and Fitness, describe what really matters for your child’s sleep. If sleep is an important enough topic for national defense than surely sleep should be considered a serious topic for parenting!

Blog 99AEarly Bedtime Tips on Instagram

Children are larks, not owls.

EARLY BEDTIME TIP #1

LONGER NIGHT SLEEP DURATION


EARLY BEDTIME TIP #2

FEWER NIGHT AWAKENINGS


EARLY BEDTIME TIP #3

ACADEMIC SUCCESS


EARLY BEDTIME TIP #4

PREVENTS OBESITY


EARLY BEDTIME TIP #5

TALLER CHILDREN


EARLY BEDTIME TIP #6

MORE NERVE CELLS IN THE BRAIN


EARLY BEDTIME TIP #7

MORE NERVE CONNECTIONS IN THE BRAIN


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Comments

  1. Hi Marc, love your content and book.

    My daughter is turning 13 months and we sleep trained her around 6 months.

    She wakes up at 5-530am everyday for the past few weeks.

    Wake Up: 5/530
    Nap 1: 9-11
    Nap 2: 230-330
    Bedtime: 7

    Sometimes she will have a brief wakeup around 11pm or 3am but puts herself back to sleep at those times.

    Based on the nap schedules and wake hours is there any advice in hopes to get her to sleep past 6am?

    1. Describe her mood and behavior when alone with toys (no screens or parental interaction) between 6-7pm.
      Is the falling asleep time 7pm or later?

  2. She’s generally great from 6-7pm. She eats dinner around 530pm and then plays with toys until 630pm. Then bath, read book, and generally never a fuss at all when put down in crib at 7pm and falls asleep right away – sometimes this may be 715pm.

  3. Didn’t really answer the mood / behavior, but she is always happy and babbling playing on her own with toys after dinner.

    1. Because sleep begets sleep, for 3 nights only, please put her to bed (falling asleep time) at 6:45pm. If she falls asleep right away, that will indicate that 7-7:15pm bedtime was too late. She might wake up later even though the bedtime is now earlier (she might stir a bit around 5-5:30am and return to sleep unassisted). Please delay your response around 5-5:30 to see if she returns to sleep.
      At 12 months of age, 82% of infants are taking 2 naps.
      At 15 months of age, 44% of infants are taking 2 naps.
      At 18 months of age, 23% of infants are taking 2 naps.
      It’s possible that your daughter, at 13 months of age, “for the past few weeks” is biologically transitioning to a single nap and in this context, her current bedtime is too late, causing the 5-5:30 wake ups. Please read the section in my book on transitioning from 2 naps to 1 nap so I may further advise you. How does this sound?

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