At the end of July, I was invited to a beautiful hotel and spa for the ConfidentNites® sleep retreat with my fellow ambassadors and the DryNites® team. I was there to not only have a wonderful night off ‘Mum’ duties and sleep in a huge double bed all to myself, but to learn all about how to have a restful night’s sleep and share in Olly’s confidence during this developmental stage in his life.
We heard from a panel of experts who were really fascinating. They gave us lots of useful information and I took away lots of hints and tips which I’ve shared with you in my latest vlog. Find out what Tryptophan is and how it can help your child sleep better and how feeling your feet is a mindfulness technique that can be applied to handling 3am wake ups, in our vlog below.
I also had a bit of an epiphany moment as I realised I had been dealing with Olly’s regular 3am wake ups completely wrong. I had been really grumpy about being woken up in the middle of the night and was quite cross with him for it. I didn’t really act with compassion and understanding and this would have hindered his desire to go back to bed, we’re both actually quite stubborn too so it was a battle of the wills which is never good in the middle of the night. I took home some mindfulness techniques which I’ve applied to a couple of middle of the night wake ups and we’ve all been better for it.
We’re still tackling bedwetting here but we’ve been able to apply lots of useful tips from the ConfidentNites® sleep guide to how we’re dealing with it and I’m pretty confident that Olly will be dry throughout the night over the next couple of months.
Disclosure: We are working with DryNites as their ambassadors this year