We know that sleep is critical for brain development. We convert all of our spaces into cosy sleep areas during the course of the day.
For the younger babies we follow each child’s home routine. Most toddler and younger preschool children tend to get tired and want a sleep or rest after lunch. Everyone snuggles down and we often use this time to practice some mindfulness or yoga with the older children who do not want to sleep.
We even offer the option for your baby to sleep outdoors if you would like. There are numerous benefits of letting babies sleep outside. This is a common practice in many cultures around the world, especially in Scandinavia.
It is believed that exposure to natural light and fresh air can have a positive impact on a baby’s overall health and well-being. Studies have shown that babies who sleep outside tend to have more regular sleep patterns, which can promote better sleep quality and quantity. The natural environment can also help to regulate a baby’s body temperature, reducing the risk of overheating or chilling. In our experience (and from studies too) we find that spending time outside can have a calming effect on babies, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.