Picture this. You've just gotten a nice, predictable daytime sleep schedule, you're feeling good about life, and then, before you know it, your baby gets a little older and blows your perfectly-crafted routine to pieces. I’m positive a lot of you know exactly what I’m talking about (even those of you who've never been able to establish a nap schedule.) The first few years of a child’s life are full of changes, and those changes add up to mean ever-shifting sleep patterns and schedules.
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All babies sleep in the car! At least, that’s what I was told as a new mom. The problem was, neither of my daughters got that memo! They weren't lulled to peaceful dreamland by the soft hum of my ’08 Toyota. Instead, both babies would stay awake and cry, as they got more and more overtired. The well-meaning comments by other parents that my daughters should be able to sleep in the car drove me batty! What was wrong with them or me or our car seat, etc, etc, etc? Having a baby who doesn’t sleep
With Thanksgiving in the U.S. and other holidays quickly approaching, we're betting many of you are wondering what you should do (or if indeed you should do anything) about your baby's schedule and sleep based on upcoming travel plans. It can be tricky when you travel or need to be at a family event during a nap time. Depending on your baby's personality and temperament, some babies will be fine with an "off" schedule for one day. Your baby may be a bit overtired and may have slightly rough
Babies need naps. Let's be clear about that. Naps are not optional, naps are not "bonus" sleep sessions....naps are necessary for proper infant growth and development. That said - try telling that to your baby! Even the best nighttime sleeper can be a prizewinning "nap fighter". Knowing your child needs naps, and doing all in your power to ensure that she gets them, doesn't always mean that your child really WILL nap. So why does your baby fight naps, and what can you do about it? Read on
We all want our babies to sleep - but can you have too much of a good thing when it comes to baby sleep? We've written before about baby sleeping too much, but what if your baby suddenly start sleeping more than usual? What if you're suddenly seeing marathon naps, later-than-usual morning wake-up times, and finding that you need to bump up bedtime? That makes lots of parents worry. So what's behind this sudden onset of sleepiness? Why is your baby sleeping more than usual? We're sharing
Nap time is, without a doubt, a tired parent's favorite time of day. Baby goes down for a much-need snooze, leaving mom and dad time to have some much-needed "me time". But of course, in order for your baby's nap time to be a favorite time of day, your baby has to actually, you know, TAKE A NAP. And therein lies the problem, for many parents! So many of you have written in to us over the years, letting us know that your baby won't nap, and you are at a loss as to why. Baby is tired?
6 months - the magical age! This tends to be the point at which parents decide that they are more than ready to sleep again, thankyouverymuch, and that it is high time they helped their babies get on a decent sleep schedule (and maybe even start sleeping through the night!) As always, The Baby Sleep Site® is here to help! This article tackles common 6 month old sleeping challenges, as well as 3 easy steps you can use to help your 6 month old baby establish a predictable, healthy sleep and
Catnaps. Mini-naps. Micro-naps. Whatever name you give them, short naps can feel like the bane of your existence as a mom or dad. It may seem like you spend an eternity trying to help your baby fall asleep at nap time, only to have her wake 20 minutes after you lay her down. Not exactly restful for anyone! So why do some babies tend to take short naps? Is there an underlying reason? And (most importantly) - is this a problem you can fix? Those are the questions we are tackling in today's
Baby naps (or lack thereof) are, by far, the source of frustration for many new parents and one of the main reasons people find The Baby Sleep Site®. The reasons your baby won't nap are numerous, but this article will discuss the 5 main reasons a baby won't nap and what to do about it. 1. Your baby may be over-tired Have you ever gone to bed so late at night that you can't fall asleep very easily? This happens to me especially on nights I work late or even when I hang out with