Thursday, April 29, 2010

To Sleep or Not to Sleep

This is a typical sight at our house. Grady does not like to sleep during the day, unless we're holding him. So, we spend quite a bit of our time "working" and holding him simultaneously.

My friend Stacey lent me the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. I'd like to recommend it to anyone with children who are newborns to twelve years old. When they're teenagers, we all know there's not much we can do about their sleep habits. haha. We are currently tracking Grady's sleep - he averages 3 1/2 hours at a time at night, but during the day, he only sleeps from 20 - 45 minutes at a time. According to the book, he is overtired and probably overscheduled. Argh! We do travel around with him frequently, and I've read that a nap in the car seat does not constitute a "good" nap. We just keep learning everyday!

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