I have actually been dreading this time of year when its gone 7pm ie bedtime and its still light outside and kids are still playing and ds (3) refusing to sleep.
The good part is he has not refused but has fallen asleep just now, and its taken an hour. (Normally 15 minutes). He was very very tired too as first day back in nursery. Its going to get worse isnt it through all of summer what can I do to minimise the noise and disruption as hes a very light sleeper, and no doubt will wake up continually with the iirritating screaming and shouting of the kids outside. I have been thinking of ordering a blackout blind which will help the light. But the noise? Its not possible to chsnge bedrooms to the back of the house (plus lots of noise on that side too) it doesnt help theres a park just a minute away.
I do love the long warm days of summer (I'm not that much of a misery) but ds can be a real misery with lack of sleep,its awful the grumpiness and cryingfor no reason. He has started waking earlier too groan
Black out blinds are brilliant, DS wouldn't ever go to bed without them I don't think! We've got two on his window at the moment to try and block out the morning sun and we keep all the internal doors shut upstairs once he goes to bed so it's really dark (no window in our hallway). Also we have a dimmer switch in his bedroom so he has his bath and it's really bright, gets dressed in our room, less bright, go into his room for a story and a cuddle, it's less bright again and then lights off once he's in his cot.
Hi - my 10 month old dd is a very light sleeper and needs pitch darkness. We use a blackout blind, blackout curtains and (because the sun still comes in through the top of the window as there's no pelmet) I actually taped dark coloured card over the windows (a great tip from a mn user!). We also leave white noise on all night (free app on the iPad).
I will definitely be buying some blackout blinds then, it seems these should do the trick. But what brands would you suggest? Ive read the gro are a bit of a faff if removing every morning, which I will be doing, and the suction caps arent that sticky or some are too sticky they have caused cracks in window!
Great idea about the white noise, but it wouldnt work now shame i didnt start when at newborn stage.
My mum bought me some blackout liners-think they were from dunelm mill? They were cheap as chips, about £10? We also have a groblind which we have on the window as well as it gets the morning sun in there and light escapes out the sides!
We also have a radio playing quietly on static all night to block out any noise outside.