Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a stay at home mother of only 1 child (my daughter who turned 3 in June). I am a bit lost on how to get her on a decent sleep schedule. I did do some research online, and one source explained that if I'm trying to transition from a late bedtime to an earlier one, to push the sleep schedule back every 15 min every other day. So, I'm guessing for example, if my daughter goes to bed by 11:15 pm (yes, I know it is very late), then for the next 3 consecutive days, my goal will be 11:00 pm, and then so forth every 3-4 nights until finally she is on the schedule that is most appropriate for her. My biggest issue is trying to maintain a clean home, create healthy meals, and be consistent with everything else. I have become a huge night owl because of my former college schedule and my husband tends to snore. His work schedule is very inconsistent so I try to do my best to work around it. I get spurts of energy throughout the day, and my daughter and I are pretty limited on outdoor activities because we live in Arizona. At the moment, the temperatures are ridiculously high during the day and cooler in the evenings. I just want to do right by all of us, and do everything possible to get her on a better bedtime schedule before I even consider in placing her in preschool or even thinking about applying for a job myself. Any other suggestions?