It’s summer – which you of course already know…but that’s besides the point. For parents, summer means nights when it doesn’t get dark until after bedtime – that creates special challenges when it comes to putting your kids to sleep.
My kids have pretty set patterns for sleep – typically in bed before 8pm. So, when it doesn’t get dark until 8:30 they tend to have a few problems getting down and staying down for the night. We’ve tried everything – from putting them to bed earlier – nope that doesn’t work – they still don’t go to sleep right away and worse they are crankier when they wake up in the morning. Putting them down later – that just leads to meltdowns of epic proportions. Shutting the blinds – can’t do that because it covers the airconditioner and when it’s 100 degrees that’s just not a good idea.
You get the point. So, I’m reaching out – what do you do to get your kids to sleep in the summer? Is there anything to do or do you just bear with it and wait for fall?