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Sleep Tips: Consistency makes for a good night sleep

Posted October 9, 2012

If I've learned anything as a parent, there's one thing that makes my life with little ones a whole lot easier: consistency.

And Irene Gouge of Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting tells me consistency is a key piece to getting kids to sleep at night. Irene Gouge Sleep Tips: Consistency is key to good sleep for kids

"Kids thrive on consistency," said Gouge, a mom of two. When they don't get it, tantrums, meltdowns and sleepless nights can be the result.

Gouge talks more about being consistent with your kids and the importance of routines in my video interview with her.

Gouge has been offering sleep tips over the past four weeks here on Go Ask Mom. Check the box to the left for more tips and go to Loving Lessons' website for more information about what she offers.

Thank you Irene for sharing these great tips!

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  • mwilliams2 Oct 10, 2012

    Everyone I know who is a stickler about sleep schedule and consistency has kids who are horrible travelers and melt down anytime out of their routine. I would rather teach my kids to be flexible and be able to fall asleep in a variety of situations.

    I think "sleep trainers" and sleep books basically just prey on the desperation of new parents to get a good night sleep. Eventually baby will learn to sleep on their own regardless, and then parents will say "aha! it was the xyz method" and perpetuate the myth.