Looking for a free printable sleep chart template? My printable sleep sticker chart will help you teach your kids good sleeping habits and keep them in bed!
Free printable sleep chart template
Hey all! If you’re landing here after googling “free printable sleep chart template,” then I am guessing you are very tired. LOL. I have been there, too. But a sleep chart is one of the things that have helped us instill good sleep habits in our 3-year-old daughter.
She has always been a pretty good sleeper, but then she got a small wrist injury that had her up in the middle of the night. After she had healed completely, she decided that she still liked being up in the middle of the night.
She didn’t need anything. And she didn’t want to sleep with us. She just wanted to be up. Playing and partying at 2 AM. And that made for two very tired parents and some very difficult days at work.
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Enter the sleep sticker chart printable…
So my neighbor said we should try a sticker sleep chart, which is what she did with her daughter. For every day her daughter stayed in bed past 6:30 AM, she got a sticker. For R, we decided she would get a sticker every morning that she stayed in bed.
If she woke up, she could lay in bed and read herself a story or play with her puppy stuffie. She could open the blinds to check if it was morning, but if it was still dark, she needed to close them and go back to bed.
At first I just grabbed a piece of paper and drew some lines on it to use for our chart. I didn’t have time to make a nice-looking chart. But when the dust settled and I realized this was going to be helpful, I sat down and created two. This also made it more exciting for R.
Coupled with her Hatch Rest machine, this ended up working great. We use her Hatch rest to play ocean noises at night and turn it red. That way, we can say “when it’s red, we stay in bed.” Then when it’s time to get up, it turns pink and birds chirp.
After a few nights, the combo of the Hatch light cues and the sticker chart really started to work. She was so excited to get her sticker and was so proud of herself. We decided to do a small toy after a week straight of staying in bed all night, but you can do whatever works for you regarding rewards/toys/etc.
Personally, I’m willing to drop $10 every week if it means I get to sleep all night and my kid will stay in bed, but I know there are a variety of opinions on sleeping and rewards. As with everything in parenting 🙂
Download the printable here!
If you want to download the printable, you can do so by clicking here to grab it from my Dropbox account. I have two different themes—a rainbow with pinks and purple, and a train with primary colors. Pick one or download them both. Enjoy, and good luck!