This Hack Is the Only Way I "Sleep In" With a Toddler
I was settling in for a morning meeting, gripping my second cup of coffee and covering my mouth to conceal a yawn, when a fellow mom and colleague took a seat across from me. "Long night?" she asked. "Early morning," I answered before elaborating on the details of my 1-year-old son's sleep schedule.
We followed a sleep training routine that helped him wake up less during the night, but he was still waking up as early as 5:30 a.m., weekends included. Every morning, he would immediately begin to cry and call for someone to pick him up. I was convinced that just 30 more minutes of sleep would be a life-altering gift. "Does he have anything to keep him occupied when he wakes up?" she asked, before explaining how she wakes to the sound of toddler chatter as her son flips through books in his crib. That's when the light bulb sparked.