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Tips & Tricks for Better Sleep from Your Children's Mattress Experts

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're proud to have created a revolutionary children's mattress designed to give kids exactly what they need for perfect sleep – but our mission goes beyond that. We're passionate about ensuring that children everywhere get the restful sleep they need to grow and thrive, and while the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System is central to that goal, we also want to serve as a resource for all your sleep-related questions and needs. Feel free to take a look through our blog for tips, tricks, and advice on getting better sleep for your little one. And if you haven't already, try the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System for 100 days, completely risk-free!

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When is it Time for My Child to Sleep Alone?

For many children, especially babies and toddlers, co-sleeping or family sleeping becomes a normal occurrence and may last for extended periods of time. For some families, if done correctly and appropriately, co-sleeping can be a positive experience for the parents and the children. However, for most families, co-sleeping needs to end at some point in order to create sleep independence for the child and for the parents to have their own sleeping space. This transition phase can be the most difficult. To overcome this phase and successfully have your child sleep in their bed independently, 5 Little Monkeys suggests the following tips.

Teaching My Child to Sleep Independently

When is it Time for My Child to Sleep Alone?

Calming Your Child’s Sleep Anxiety

Does your child worry at night when it is time to fall asleep? Unfortunately, this is becoming more normal for many school aged children. About 20-30% of children feel sleep anxiety and have difficulty falling asleep a night. The good news is there are several steps that parents can take to ease this anxiety and help their children fall asleep more naturally and consistently. The 5 Little Monkeys sleep team recommends finding the best children’s mattress for your child and practicing these 6 ways to stop worrying before bedtime.

1. No Screen Time at Bedtime

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Balancing Sleep Schedules with Kids and a Newborn

Balancing Sleep Schedules with Kids and a NewbornAt 5 Little Monkeys, we're proud to offer one of the best-reviewed children's beds on the market. But in addition to our renowned kids sleep system, we strive to be a comprehensive resource for every aspect of parenting and sleep. Managing a child's sleep schedule is difficult enough on its own, but the picture gets even more complicated when there are multiple kids and a newborn – and if you're unsure how to manage, here are a few tips on how to balance sleep schedules with kids and a newborn.

Tips for Managing Kids'...