✈️Traveling this week or just anticipate extra excitement🧁? See below for tips on how to maintain a well-rested Lovebug!
We love holidays because of the influx of family faces 👵 👴, additional sweets (HELLO pumpkin pie! 🥧), and lack of schedule 🥳. But while *we* love these things, these things can create a tiny holiday monster in your overtired baby! 😈
So, let's take a sneak peek into what the Lovebug app recommends. Our app is all about maintaining a well-rested state. Well-rested isn't great sleep every night (🤩, but unattainable in our modern lives), well-rested means that we prioritize enough sleep to fuel our baby's brains 🧠 so that they can easily socialize with new faces, explore their world, and be adaptable when things go off track. 😀
What are the bullet points?
When you know that you will have a particularly active day, like Thanksgiving, we recommend you prepare by:
1) Make bedtime earlier for 1-2 days before the commotion starts (30 minutes to 1 hour earlier than your normal bedtime), all naps stay the same.
2) On the day of, give yourself grace! Your baby will be in a brain boosting mode and highly adaptable to new situations due to the early bedtimes. They'll be ready to be passed around from family member to family member or taste new foods for the first time. If you skip a nap, know that the prep work you did will set baby up well for that hiccup. No stress, you can think to yourself "I rock" as you load up on the whipped cream.
3) On the day of, and the day after, do your best to take more early betimes or a cat nap. If you find your baby extra crabby, an early bedtime is the preferred option because the sleep is more consolidated. If they are slightly fussy, a catnap will do fine.
And #4, celebrate! You made it through the start of the holiday season!
If you are using the Lovebug app, you will have gotten these recommendations, AND, when you track your little one's sleep, we will help you maintain that well-rested state. You've got this! 🤜🤛
Note: Lovebug recommends you follow all precautions set forth by the CDC.