Today we have two posts on different aspects of sleep. I love sleep. I love when my baby sleeps. And I know I will love when these new babies sleep.
Shea from The Moses Home is blogging about the importance of the first nap in the day. I know I had a hard time with this with Ben for a bit. Since we went to work every day, he kind of got a mini nap in the car, but not quite a full one. It was important that I spend some time really working to give him a chance to get the sleep he needs. I’ll be re-reading this one as the twins get closer to arriving. With two babies and a toddler, I will be on a sleep mission!
The second poster is Stephanie from Giving it Grace. She’s blogging about the importance of having a sleep routine. This is something we have been doing with Ben forever. And I have to say, it doesn’t have to be a long involved routine! Sure, most nights we have a little fun and take our time. But if we need to we can shorten it way down by just hitting the key points. I think it really helps Ben transition to sleep time and know we are serious about it being time to sleep. Stephanie gives some great ideas for starting a routine.
I hope these posts help some people out. Sleep is so important, yet it is so easy to not prioritize it. Tomorrow I’ll be highlighting another post, and I will have my own on keeping a sleep routine while on vacation. Hooray Sleep!