Understanding What “Drowsy But Awake” Really Means

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  • March 18, 2015
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What "Drowsy But Awake" Really MeansOver the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone has a different definition of “drowsy”. That’s fine, except when we’re talking about “drowsy but awake” and sleep coaching. And I’ve found that most parent’s don’t really know what “drowsy but awake” really means.


What “Drowsy But Awake” Really Means



When I talk about “drowsy but awake”, I mean that your child is awake enough to understand that it’s bedtime, you’re putting him in his crib, and it’s time to sleep.

I think that many parents get frustrated because their child goes just beyond that point into “almost asleep”. To truly understand “drowsy but awake”, please watch this Kids in the House video:

For more information and sleep tips for toddlers visit KidsInTheHouse.com.

Kim West
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 24 years, and the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child. She is the author of The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight, its companion Workbook and 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies. Click here to read more about her.

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