I always said we were lucky. My daughter has been the kind of child that just LOVES sleep. She sleep trained herself at about 10-11 weeks and ever since then, minus teething or growth spurts, she has been a sleeping champ. We developed a routine way early with her and have pretty much kept it the same, only adjusting on occasion.
So what is this secret routine? Easy!
We start winding down at 7pm, by 7:30pm she is in her bath, by 8pm she is getting her story read to her, at 8:15pm she drinks a small glass of warm milk, brushes her teeth and she is usually completely asleep by 8:35pm. It’s practically clockwork by now. She calls her milk her sleepy drink…which I can only assume means that to her, it just soothes her to sleep. Some studies have shown that by drinking a glass of milk before bed, that you may awake more alert and awake the following day. This is very true for Sofia- as soon as those big brown eyes flutter open, she is UP and ready to roar all day.
For another cute look at how milk helps promote a better sleep, check out the “Ya es hora de ir a la cama” currently airing on Univision and Telemundo b/w 7-9pm daily.
Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.