In bed with Blog Nouveau Parent

In bed with Blog Nouveau Parent

Johanna and Blais run their own parenting blog, Blog Nouveau Parent, where they write about the adventure of life with their three children.

Sleep becomes a bit complicated when you have children... ;) and Johanna has shared with us some aspects about their sleeping habits and routines with their kids.

My mornings generally begin at… 5 or 6 am.

My alarm rings like… the caress of a baby. Really, my littlest one wakes me like this, by pulling my cheeks.

My mood in the morning is… generally cheerful. For the past few years, I try my best to begin my day by listing five things I’m grateful for, especially if I’ve slept very little, as is the case now. And a big smile on my baby’s face helps a lot, too. :)

My typical breakfast… I normally don’t have breakfast. I just have a coffee or an herbal tea. I’m one of those people who feels in better shape by not eating in the morning.

My special breakfast… on the odd morning that I am hungry, I mix a frozen banana with a bit of rice milk, a teaspoon of almond butter and two CS of flaxseed. I pour it all into a bowl and add oatmeal, some almonds, crushed hazelnuts, gogi berries and a sliced fruit. Or a brunch with friends.

My kids are generally in bed by… The two big kids are generally in bed at around 7:30 pm. They read a little before going to sleep. My youngest child goes to bed at 6:30 pm, as he gets up from his last nap at 3:00 pm.

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The place my littlest sleeps… In his little co-sleeping bed next to ours. He’ll have his own bedroom once he and I are ready :)

I’m in bed at… These past months, I have to admit that I’ve been going to bed early, at around 9:00 PM, as the littlest one wakes me up rather frequently. But as a general rule, I go to bed later when the children sleep well. But I try to make sure that it’s before 11:00 PM.

What I generally do before turning off the lights… The last thing I do before turning off the lights is to check on each of the kids to make sure they’re ok.

What I wear to bed… A soft pair of pyjamas.

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What I consider important to get a good night’s sleep… Regular exercise. A well-balanced meal in the evening and I favor a calm activity before going to bed.

My best advice for a good night’s sleep… Not having little blond children who wake you up (laughs). Just kidding, but other than that, I think it’s important not to go to bed too late.

On my nightstand, there are… Books.

My favorite sleep position… Is to test all of them throughout the night ;) but my favorite is on my side. 

My favorite song to listen to before bed… Just before bed, I listen to music to meditate to.

What prevents me from falling asleep in the evening… Definitely, when I think about all the things I still need to do or I start surfing on my iPhone :)

What I do to fall asleep… I close my eyes! I have to say that I fall asleep very quickly… I’m often tired.

Yesterday, I dreamt that I… Wow, to be honest I can’t remember what I’ve dreamt in a long time. Or only very vaguely in the morning and then it vanishes.

My ideal bedroom would be… Minimalist with a large bed. We have a 200x200 cm bed.

What I like the most about Zizzz Products… I like rolling around my satin bedsheets in my soft pyjamas, both of which are from Zizzz!