6/22 Sleep!!

Product: "Flying Squirrel" - Toddler wearable blanket made by the zipadee zip company.  https://www.sleepingbaby.com/collections/flying-squirrel

Hatch rest - Noise machine and Ok to Wake clock controlled by your phone. https://shop.hatchbaby.com/pages/rest

Resource: Anything you've ever needed to know about your tot you can find here at https://www.zerotothree.org/

Signs: Sleep, Book, and Bath 

Craft table: Homemade play dough. You can find the recipe here - http://www.the36thavenue.com/kool-aid-playdough-recipe/

Developmental Play tip: When reading to your toddler it is ok to talk about what you see on the pages instead of reading all of the words. Tell them what you see and ask them questions. Just remember, too many questions can be overwhelming for them. Try to stick to the 3 to 1 rule. For every 3 comments you make about the book, ask them one question. 

Today's Topic:

Today we talked about sleep - the common issues and concerns that come up with toddlers and sleep! Here's a graphic that tells you how much sleep you should expect from your toddler, how many naps, etc.


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Toddler sleep regressions: there are generally sleep regressions around 18 months and 2 years! During these times, try to support your toddler as much as possible without introducing new sleep props.

When is it time to transition my toddler from the crib to a bed? This is something that is different for everyone. First and foremost you have to do it when you feel it is right for your child and your family. Keep in mind safety! Is your toddler consistently crawling out of their crib? Is he/she old enough to understand that they need to stay in their room at night? Here is an article that talks about 5 things to look for that show your tot might be ready for a bed. https://thestir.cafemom.com/toddlers_preschoolers/162817/5_signs_your_toddler_is

Mary Scifres