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4 Month Old Wake Windows

4 Month Old Wake Windows: Ideal Length for Better Baby Sleep

4 month old wake windows at the right times can help your baby sleep better. Learn all about the best 4 month old wake windows here!

How Much Sleep Does Your 8 Month Old Baby Need?

How Much Sleep Does an 8 Month Old Baby Need?

8 month old babies need 10-12 hours of sleep at night plus 2-3 hours during the day in 2-3 naps. Use these tips to get your baby sleep!

8 Month Old Wake Windows

8 Month Old Wake Windows: Ideal Length and Better Baby Sleep

8 month old wake windows can be tricky since many babies will drop a nap at this age. Learn all about the best 8 month old schedules!

Baby Feeding

Whether you’re looking for information on breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or feeding your baby or toddler solid foods, we’ve got all your questions answered in our baby feeding articles!

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How Much Should a 2 Month Old Eat?

How Much Should a 2 Month Old Eat?

How much should a 2 month old eat? Most babies …

How Many Ounces Should a Newborn Drink

How Many Ounces (Oz) Should a Newborn Drink? Chart for Formula-Feeding Babies

Newborn babies should be fed on demand when they are …

Baby Products

It can be overwhelming and confusing when shopping for safe and useful products for your baby or toddler! Look no further… Our helpful articles and honest reviews will help you decide what to buy your little one!

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Zippadee Zip vs. Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit

Zipadee Zip vs. Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – Which is Better for Your Baby’s Sleep?

The Zipadee Zip vs Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – both …

Ellie Baby Monitor

Ellie Smart Baby Monitor Pro With Crying Detection Review

The Ellie Smart Baby Monitor Pro with crying detection is …

Baby Sleep Environment

It’s important at every age and stage to keep baby safe and comfortable to help optimize sleep! Learn all about your child’s sleeping environment and how to help your baby or toddler sleep comfortably, no matter where they’re sleeping!

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when to move baby out of the bassinet

Age and Weight to Move Baby Out of the Bassinet and Where Should Baby Sleep Next?

When your baby is born, it’s considered safest to share …

Smiling baby not sick anymore

Is Your Baby Sick? Try These 5 Remedies

When babies are sick, it can mean long sleepless nights …

Should Parents Keep a Humidifier in the Baby's Bedroom?

Should Parents Keep a Humidifier in the Baby’s Bedroom?

There are lots of questions about using a humidifier in a baby’s bedroom. Should you use one? Which kind of humidifier is best? Learn everything you need to know about humidifiers and your baby or toddler!

Baby Sleep Needs

Babies need a lot of sleep, but just how much?! Explore our easy-to-read articles to learn all about sleep needs and how to help your baby get all the sleep that they need.

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How Much Sleep Does Your 8 Month Old Baby Need?

How Much Sleep Does an 8 Month Old Baby Need?

8 month old babies need 10-12 hours of sleep at night plus 2-3 hours during the day in 2-3 naps. Use these tips to get your baby sleep!

How Much Sleep Do Babies Need? Chart for Parents

How Much Sleep Do Babies Need? Chart for Parents

Easy to read chart with sleep needs by age. Plus, tips for how to make sure your baby gets enough sleep.

Baby Sleep Patterns

Sleep patterns can change SO quickly! Our articles can help you determine what your baby’s sleeping patterns should look like, might look like, and when they might change.

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4 Month Old Wake Windows

4 Month Old Wake Windows: Ideal Length for Better Baby Sleep

4 month old wake windows at the right times can help your baby sleep better. Learn all about the best 4 month old wake windows here!

Why Is Your 2 Month Old Sleeping a Lot or Sleeping Too Much?

2 month olds that are sleeping a lot or too much are typically going through something. Learn more about your baby’s sleep patterns!

3 Month Sleep Regression

3 Month Sleep Regression: Why It Happens + Tips from an Expert

The 3 month sleep regression is a time when babies …

Breastfeeding

We have worked closely with breastfeeding moms for over 15 years! Check out our helpful articles and learn more about how you can help your baby or toddler sleep better while preserving your breastfeeding relationship. You’ll also get tons of new tips and learn about sleep and feeding expectations specific to breastfeeding babies and toddlers.

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baby breastfeeding by age

Breastfeeding Frequency by Age Chart

Over the past 15 years as a sleep consultant, I’ve …

Reverse Cycling: Why Your Baby Is Breastfeeding All Night

Reverse Cycling: Why Your Baby Is Breastfeeding All Night (And What To Do About It)

How do you stop your baby from “reverse cycling” or nursing/feeding all night long? We have expert tips to help you solve that problem!

How Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Your Baby’s Sleep

How Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Your Baby’s Sleep

Mom’s menstrual cycle can have an effect on breastmilk as well as mood and stress levels which can affect baby’s sleep!

How We Sleep

From newborns to toddlers (and beyond), how your baby sleeps will change so many times! Our articles can help you learn what to expect and answer all of your who, what, where, when, and how questions too!

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5 tips for children with sleep apnea

5 Tips to Help Children Who Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects 6.62% of …

Can Fresh Cold Air Help Your Baby Sleep?

Can Fresh and Cold Air Help Your Baby Nap and Sleep Longer?

As we move into colder winter weather here in the …

Sleep Regression, Sleep Phase, or Sleep Habit?

Sleep Regression, Phase, or Habit – Which Is Causing Your Baby’s Sleep Problems?

Sleep regression, phase, or habit: which is causing your baby’s sleep problems? We explain sleep regressions vs. sleep phases vs. sleep habits w/ tips!

Naps

Naps are a common trouble spot for many families, so we have plenty of articles dedicated to helping your baby or toddler take longer more restorative naps. Learn all you need to know to get the best naps no matter your baby’s age!

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5 Tips on How and When to Get Baby to Nap in the Crib

Baby Won’t Nap in Crib? 5 Tips on How and When to Get Baby to Nap in the Crib

When your baby won’t nap in the crib, it can …

5 twin sleep tips

5 Nap Tips for Twins: From the Land of Nod

Sleep is huge for new parents of multiples. We all …

How To Tell If A Nap Transition Is Approaching

Quick Tip: How To Tell If A Nap Transition Is Approaching

Picture this. You’ve just settled into a nice, predictable daytime …

Newborns

Newborn babies change so much in the first few months! Some call it the “fourth trimester” of pregnancy! Learn how to help your newborn sleep in a bassinet or crib, safety tips, how much they should eat, how to fix day/night confusion, how long they can sleep without feeding, and more!

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how many ml should a newborn drink chart

How Many ml Should a Newborn Drink? Chart for Formula-Feeding Babies

Newborn babies should be fed on demand when they are …

How to get your newborn baby to sleep in a bassinet

How to Get Your Newborn to Sleep in a Bassinet

Newborns like to be held in your arms a lot …

How to Get Your Newborn to Sleep at Night

How to Get Your Newborn to Sleep at Night: 7 Steps

When your baby is awake a lot at night, you …

Night Weaning

Getting your baby to sleep through the night is a major feat, and night weaning can be a big piece of this puzzle! But, night-weaning isn’t always straightforward. Learn all you need to learn about night-weaning in our many night weaning articles.

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How to Wean Night Feedings

How to Wean Night Feedings: 4 Ways – Breastfeeding or Bottle/Formula Feeding

Babies sleep through the night around 4 months old but …

Which Comes First? Night Weaning Or Sleep Training?

Night Weaning vs. Sleep Training: Which Should Come First?

For many of the families we work with, night weaning …

7 reasons why night weaning may not be working

7 Reasons Night Weaning May Not Be Working

Night weaning just not working? We have 7 common night weaning fails to watch for, as well as tips on how to make night weaning work!

Parent Stories

You’re not alone! Do you want to hear from families just like you? Check out some of our featured families and read about their journey to better sleep!

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Caitlin dreaded nap time. Then everything changed!

Our Featured Families Who Sleep Trained Successfully: Meet Caitlin!

Welcome, readers, to another installment in our Family Features stories! …

Joanie's sleep story

From Waking 15 Times Per Night to Sleeping Through The Night – Read Joanie’s Story!

Meet Joanie! A Baby Sleep Site mama, who had read everything and was on “information overload” trying to help her baby sleep and stop waking 3-4 times a night. Her husband even switched work shifts to try to help manage sleep in their house! Keep reading to read her amazing story!

From Catnapper and Night-Waker to Champ Sleeper! Read Christel’s Story.

From Catnapper and Night-Waker to Champ Sleeper! Read Christel’s Story.

Meet Christel, a mom who had a 4-month old waking 5-8 times a night, co-sleeping only out of necessity, and would only nap for 20-30 minutes at a time.

Schedules

Putting your baby on an age-appropriate schedule is sometimes the only thing standing between you and a good night’s sleep. From wake windows, when to offer feedings, how many naps to give, and getting longer naps, you can learn all about schedules here!

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8 Month Old Wake Windows

8 Month Old Wake Windows: Ideal Length and Better Baby Sleep

8 month old wake windows can be tricky since many babies will drop a nap at this age. Learn all about the best 8 month old schedules!

Sleep Regressions

From infant to toddler, sleep regressions will likely disrupt your family’s sleep many times in your little one’s first two years of life! Whether you want to be prepared ahead of time, or you’re in the middle of a big regression now, our articles will help you through them!

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10 Month Sleep Regression: Cause, Signs, and Fixes

10 Month Sleep Regression: Cause, Signs, and Fixes

During the 10 month sleep regression, babies fight sleep, wake often, and stand up in their crib. Learn why it happens and how to help!

Baby Sleeping - 9 Month Sleep Regression Tips

9 Month Sleep Regression: How to Avoid It or Fix It

The 9 month sleep regression is a 3- to 6-week period when your baby wakes up a lot at night and takes short naps. Learn tips to avoid it or fix it!

15 month sleep regression

15 Month Sleep Regression: Why It Happens and How to Get Through It

Babies and toddlers go through several sleep regressions during the …

Sleep Training

Unfortunately, babies don’t come out knowing how to do a lot of things, including sleep independently. And, sometimes they develop poor sleep habits that keep them up all night or taking short naps. We call teaching healthy sleep habits “sleep training” and you can learn all our tips and tricks here!

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Sleep Training 6-7 Month Olds: Step by Step

Sleep Training 6-7 Month Olds: Step-By-Step

Sleep training your 6-7 month old can be confusing with the onset of separation anxiety. Learn essential tips for sleep training your baby!

7 tips for hiring a professional sleep consultant

Sleep Training Services: 7 Must-Know Tips for Hiring a Professional

Sleep training services have become more popular but how does …

the perfect recipe for a baby bedtime routine

Sample Baby Bedtime Routine, The Perfect Recipe

With a consistent baby bedtime routine, it’s often easier to …

Temperament

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to helping your family get better sleep. Learn more about your baby’s temperament with our Baby Temperament articles.

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Baby Temperament and Sleep Series: Wrapping It Up

Baby Temperament and Sleep Series: Wrapping It Up

Welcome to the final article of my Baby Temperament & …

Baby Temperament and Sleep - Mood

Baby Temperament and Sleep Series: Mood

Welcome to Part 10 (and our final temperament trait) of …

Baby Temperament and Sleep - First Reaction

Baby Temperament and Sleep Series: First Reaction

Welcome to Part 9 of my Baby Temperament and Sleep …

Toddlers

As your baby becomes a toddler, you may face unique sleep problems. From toddler sleep regressions to nightmares to dropping naps, you have questions and we have answers. Learn all about your toddler here!

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how to choose calming toys that help your toddler sleep

How to Choose Calming Toys That Will Help Your Toddler Sleep

Calming toys are designed to provide comfort, relaxation, and sensory …

5 tips for children with sleep apnea

5 Tips to Help Children Who Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects 6.62% of …

three ways to transition your toddler from two naps to one nap

3 Ways to Transition From 2 Naps to 1 Nap – Find the Right Way For Your Toddler

No two toddlers are alike! Learn 3 different ways to transition from 2 naps to 1 nap so you can find the right way for your toddler!

Twins & Multiples

With twins and multiples, you might have double the sleep trouble! Addressing sleep problems with twins is not always as straightforward as with singletons. Read sleep tips for your multiples here.

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6 Tips to Help You Have Your Twins on the Same Sleep Schedule

6 Tips to Help You Have Your Twins on the Same Sleep Schedule

“You are going to have twins. Congratulations!” These were the …

How to Transition Twins Into Toddler Beds

How to Transition Twins Into Toddler Beds

Finally, a date with your couch and your favorite Netflix …

5 twin sleep tips

5 Nap Tips for Twins: From the Land of Nod

Sleep is huge for new parents of multiples. We all …