As new parents one of the most baffling questions to answer is ‘how much sleep does my child need?.’ Everyone knows the importance of quality sleep for a baby but not every parent is blessed with a baby who sleeps at the right time and for right duration. While most new born babies manage to make their parents look like zombies thanks to their erratic sleep schedules, there are toddlers who just hate to sleep during the day. Though each kid is unique and requires different amount of sleep, but here is a general guideline to help you understand if your child is getting enough sleep:
Mommies are gifted with a secret talent of weaving stories. I discovered mine when I started telling stories to my girl, I’m sure many of you also must have had your own EUREKA moment! It is surprising how we can cook up situations with imaginary characters and tell a new tale to the little ones every night.
Apart from entertaining Baby H, these stories also come handy in dealing with situations that are hard to tackle otherwise. So, whether it is dealing with ‘no milk’ and ‘no school’ situation’ to ‘teaching her sharing’ and ‘helping others,’ I cook up a small story every night with imaginary characters, which she can relate to. I can’t vouch that these stories have a 100 % success rate but they do work at certain level.