A few of you may remember an earlier post on my blog; “Operation Slumbertime”: my mission to change my adorable toddler from a “Night Owl” into an “Early Bird”.
It’s been nearly 3 weeks (17 days, to be precise) since I wrote that post and I thought it’s about time I gave you all an update. So, here’s the Good News : Mission Accomplished!
After one false alarm early on, I wanted to be sure that V’s sleeping pattern had definitely changed before bragging (Yes, to me getting my two year old to sleep at night is something worth bragging) about it on this blog lest I end up jinxing it.
After a record 10 days of sleeping through the night, I guess it’s now safe to say that my baby is not a Vampire. Not quite and “Early Bird” as yet, but the timing suits me just fine.
We have finally been able to see some sunlight, and so have resumed our usual trips to the library and the toddler groups, weather permitting. Life couldn’t be more perfect! Except…we have another big move coming up next month.
My Husband just told me yesterday that his assignment is nearing completion and so we will be returning to India in exactly a month’s time, after completing almost a year in UK. Which means, a different time zone and a whole new sleeping schedule. Help!!!
Anyway, I am glad I started the Sleep Journal, it has definitely been very helpful. I feel more confident about handling Jet Lag now, so definitely look forward to returning home and meeting family after almost a year.
I plan to write a detailed post on how we ended up getting V’s sleep cycle back on track, sometime later this month.
Today, I wanted to share a Bedtime chart designed for older school-going children.
Some of you may have already seen the chart, which was originally posted on Wilson Elementary School’s Facebook page. The chart, designed by a parent became viral within a few days of posting and has been shared over 400,000 times.
There are mixed reactions to the chart, with many parents opining that their kids would be up at 4 AM if they followed the recommended schedule.
After struggling with V’s sleep issues, I have come to the conclusion that not all kids sleep for 12 hours a day. So, the schedule would definitely have to be tweaked to suit the child’s temperament.
As for you fellow moms, have a look at the chart, and let me know in the comments if you think it would work for you.