WHAT’S YOUR BABY’S sleep PERSONALITY?
Discover the secrets that will help her sleep more easily…
Once you know your baby’s key characteristics, you’ll discover what helps her to settle and sleep
Fact: some babies sleep more easily than others. Some little ones naturally sleep through the night when they’re no more than a few weeks old, nap when they’re meant to and carry on snoozing even when their teeth are coming through. And some don’t do any of these things. Why? It’s all to do with their temperament: their individual, inbuilt traits and tendencies.
“Temperament is a deeply ingrained thing,” says sleep consultant and author Nicole Johnson. “We’re all born with certain tendencies and we can’t change them, but we do learn ways of modifying them as we grow up.”
Some temperamental traits make sleep easier, and others make it harder to come by. “And once you know your baby’s key characteristics, you’ll discover what helps her to settle and sleep,” says Nicole.
There are five sections to the M&B sleep personality quiz, each of which will help you determine a different element of your baby’s sleep personality. Your answers will reveal where she is on the spectrum for each trait: for example, if she’s sensitive or chilled. If you discover she’s at the end of the spectrum that hinders sleep, then we have all the tried-and-tested secrets you need to improve her shuteye. Answer all five sections of the quiz, and adjust your routine to tailor-make it to suit her particular character traits.
Do read the advice too, if your baby is in the middle of the spectrum, and bear it in mind at bedtime, as it will help you avoid sleep issues in the future.