bedtime with dad

TEAMWORK WITH DAD AT BEDTIME

Living as a family is having your own team and as such requires daily training, support, strategies, plans as well as celebrations of every moment we have advances, although not always everything is perfect when we talk about bedtime.

Specialist estimates that between 35% to 50% of adults have insomnia. However, the problem is increasingly present also in children. Up to 40% percent of the pediatric population has reported cases of insomnia, reported the 2016 current sleep medicine reports, a journal that analyzes the most important research articles in the field of sleep medicine.

Studies have also been done that shown that when a family is more united and where both parents collaborate with the activities at home the children sleep better.

Liliana Amaro-children Sleep Coach founder of Zzleep my baby currently works with many Dads since they have the initiative to seek help to improve the situations that happen during the night, she has proven that if the first contact is made by a father it is very likely that the mother is already in a degree of extreme sleep deprivation and close to burn-out to the extent that it is difficult for her to establish the communication with a coach. When a dad has decided that the family needs a coach to sleep the first recommendation is that he should be 100% involved and start doing the heaviest work the first days and nights.

Dad’s cooperation and involvement in routines, strategies and techniques is a key point for the family to start sleeping better.

It is very noticeable when a family works as a team, since you will see both fathers performing any task and participating in any activity, it is also to lead an equitable life and a way to end the myths that housework is only for mothers. Modernity and new generations show dads interested in breastfeeding, courses, and dad’s play groups, stay at home dads encourage rapprochement with children and an incomparable harmony for the family.

If you’re a dad I invite you to be part of your own team! There is nothing you can’t do unless you don’t try.

About the author

Liliana Amaro

Liliana Amaro

International Children Sleep Coach
(Breastfeeding Advisor, Child Massage Instructor, Baby Sign Language Instructor)

I’m Liliana Amaro the founder of Zzleep My Baby and certified as Child & Baby Sleep Consultant, Brisbane based; but currently servicing Internationally covering many regions in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia. Zzleep my baby was established to provide support to parents with newborn babies, infants, toddlers, twins and kids under 10 who struggle to sleep at night.

Born in México City, Mother of three Zelda, Inka and León. My journey as Baby Sleep Consultant began with the arrival of my first daughter Zelda, as a first-time mum was excited for her arrival, but of course never researched about infant sleep routines. When she was born, I dedicated myself to care for her day and night, without any experience or help got a general advice from the hospital and I began to wake up and feed my daughter every three hours even when she was asleep, I did this for months. My exhaustion and tiredness were extreme, as a result, Zelda got into the habit of waking several times during the night and as she grew up the night wakings were much more frequent, also it was not possible for her to sleep or resettle without being rocked or fed; more months passed, and I began to suffer extreme sleep deprivation. I used to work full time as an Architect, and it was extremely hard to keep my concentration and complete my tasks while being so tired.

One day sitting at my desk exhausted and almost in tears, I decided to end this situation. I researched for help finding a Sleep Consultant expert that since that moment changed my life forever. Whit her methodology I learned different sleep gentle techniques. We applied the most suited method and followed a sleep routine and plan as close as we could and in less than two weeks, we all were sleeping, Zelda learned to sleep on her own and self-settle.

In March 2015 I completed my certification by learning the techniques and methodologies created by the Coach that helped me, since then I have been fortunate to help several families in many parts of the world (Australia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon etc.) with newborns, twins, babies, and children up to 5 years old sleep alone and throughout the night. Within the skills as a sleep consultant, we can help a baby to leave the pacifier, avoid continuous awakenings, resetting naps, sleep time without

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