The 8/9/10 month sleep regression can be a very frustrating and exhausting period of time when your baby starts to have trouble falling asleep, wakes up at night, and takes shorter naps. It starts around 8 months old and lasts 3 to 6 weeks so it is known as the "8-month sleep regression", "9-month sleep regression", and/or the "10-month sleep regression". In this article, you will learn all about this sleep regression and 10 tips for surviving based on our experience of over 10 years working
Baby Sleep Patterns
Pick up any book about baby sleep or read any website, including this one, and the instructions are to put your baby down "drowsy but awake" in order to teach your baby how to sleep and stop waking up at night or nap longer during the day. But, what does "drowsy but awake" actually mean? Does it mean eyes closed or just relaxed? This article will paint a picture about the ideal drowsiness to help your baby or toddler sleep better. Drowsy, But Awake Definition In a perfect world, you'd
If you're as old as I am (which isn't really all THAT old!), you remember a little bit about what TV was like before cable. When you got to channel 3 (say to start your movie on your VCR before DVR or on-demand), it would get to the static channel and make that annoying sound. Little did I know, before I got older, that the annoying sound is called white noise and it can help your baby sleep. This article is to explain a little bit about how white noise can help you and your baby fall asleep and
A very common question is whether it's okay to put toys, baby mobiles, or aquariums in your baby's crib. The concern is that baby won't sleep and would rather play with her toys. This article will discuss whether there is concern about having toys in your baby's crib and how it may or may not affect your baby's sleep. Last week, I talked about how you can develop positive sleep associations with your baby by giving them a toy such as The Leap Frog Hug and Learn or a Crib Aquarium. But, will
Two of my neighbors and my best friend all had babies within just a couple of weeks of each other less than 8 weeks ago. All of them have commented on the sleep deprivation that goes along with having a newborn and one asked me when my babies started sleeping through the night. First, I always need to ask what that means to someone because, for some, they mean to have a baby sleep through the night, including feedings, and others mean sleep straight through 10-12 hours, with no feedings.
Why does baby wake up crying? Obviously, a baby wakes up crying to eat, because they are wet or dirty, or to have their sleep association recreated (such as replacing a pacifier). But, what does it mean when your baby wakes up crying from a nap, or in the morning when they are "done" sleeping? Baby Crying Between Sleep Cycles Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a definitive reason as to why a baby wakes up crying. However, it is normal for them to cry between sleep cycles.