Putting a child to sleep is tough, no matter where you are. That being said some children are awesome with sleep! Gypsy unfortunately isn't one of them..
I'll be fair, she's not too bad. We have been travelling with her since she was 7 months old so she is used to sleeping sandwiched between us, or against a wall, in a new bed every night. Well, atleast, she used to be. For some reason when she hit 2 and she realised that if she went to sleep she had to stop playing, she started to fight it, like all kids do. Add to that the whole sleeping in a different bed every night part and she started becoming a bit more difficult to put down.
Then, a friend sent us a bottle of her new "sleep tight" aromatherapy mist to try and wella! Our sleeping baby is back!
We started out by putting a spray on her pillow as part of her bed time routine. We even let her spray it. We talked about the smell (it's GORGEOUS by the way), and how calming it was. We didn't want to put too much emphasis on it, but after a couple of nights she woke up and declared "mummy i slept pretty, because the bed smells pretty!", or a version of that in her toddler mumbo jumbo talk.
Since then, everytime we change beds we just have to spray the pillow and she knows exactly where she is sleeping. Even if we spray the pillow when she isn't in the room, when it is bed time she will find the "pretty pillow" and declare it to be hers. It has really helped us to help her understand bedtime a little bit more.
And the added bonus is that even though it's not on my pillow, I still get a smell of it too. Yay!!
And the added added bonus is that she seems to be sleeping deeper and for longer. I'm not sure if that is because of the beautiful and calming mist itself, or just because she feels more in control of her sleeping area, but either way, i'm certainly not going to complain!!
Contact Liz at Stanthorpe Zensations and give it a try yourself!!
Oh and she has a whole other range of amazing products as well for mums and dads too!!