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  • Emma H

    April 26, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Elen,

    It’s great to hear that she’s finding it easier to fall asleep for her daytime naps.

    If she’s protesting more than usual at bedtime (and she had a nap that day), it might be because she’s not tired enough for her usual bedtime. You could try pushing her bedtime back a bit, from 6:30 pm to maybe 7:00 or 7:30 pm. If you do shift her bedtime later, keep waking her up at her regular time in the morning. This will help ensure her nap schedule stays consistent each day.

    When you do use the garbage bag, as it is black, it can cause the room to heat up.

    Another temporary option is static-cling blackout blinds. I recently tried out some static-cling blackout blinds called ergoPouch Window Blockout, and they were pretty effective. They blocked out the light well, stayed in place, and the backing was white, which helped keep the room cooler than other portable blackout options. I also liked that you can still open a window or door to let some air in, which isn’t always possible with portable blackout blinds that use suction cups, and you can cut them to fit any window shape. However, there are a couple of drawbacks: the room is always dark unless you remove them after every sleep, and for the window, I was using it on, I needed two packets – as it was large.

    However, I’ve seen larger static cling blackouts on Amazon, and some brands also have velcro for easy attachment and removal. This could let you use the blinds just for naps and take them down during the day, although I’m unsure if the velcro tape will damage the window frame paint when removed.

    I hope that helps,