A long time ago, a reader commented on one of our blog posts about the moon affecting her baby's sleep. I thought this would make for an interesting article to research! There was a full moon just a few nights ago, and lo and behold both my sons woke up at night. You all know that one kid waking up is bad, but both, especially at different times, is downright brutal! (Bowing down to those of you with multiples right now!) My youngest started crying at about midnight. I went in, cuddled him
How We Sleep
When my son was a baby, he was a terrible sleeper. Even when he was in Elementary school, he was still not a perfect sleeper. I grew to just accept that until he became a teenager when I had to drag him out of bed. My son was sensitive to schedule and routine changes and was, in general, a light sleeper. I can see this sensitivity in almost every sleep challenge he’s ever had. For example, when my son was 3 years old, he started to have a few night-wakings every night, for 3 nights in a row.
A friend of mine just had a baby and she gave me the idea for this article. Her family was urging her to "get the baby used to sleeping with noise." If I had a dime every time someone told me part of my son's sleep problems were because he needed to get used to sleeping with noise... Well, I'd probably only have $5, but still, it was really frustrating to hear! Here's what I've learned in my years of experience helping families with their sleep... YOU CAN'T GET A BABY TO GET USED TO NOISE AND
Over the years, our team has seen countless parents come to us for help with their 4 month old babies sleep. Why? Simple - it's the 4 month sleep regression. This article will explain why "good" sleepers sometimes turn "bad" around the 4 month old mark, also known as the 4 month sleep regression. For most babies, the 4 month sleep regression occurs right around the 4 month mark, but for some babies, it happens a bit earlier (around 3 months) or a bit later (around 5 months). For some babies, the
Is it a bad idea to rock your baby? It depends. It is never a bad idea to cuddle your baby and give him/her lots of love and affection! It's only when rocking your baby becomes something you can't keep up with that it is a problem. Let's take a step back and let me explain what a sleep association is. What is your sleep association? How do you fall asleep? What kind of routine do you do before you go to sleep each night? Do you watch TV? Talk to your partner? Do you read a book? Do you sleep