Sleep is huge for new parents of multiples. We all know the challenges of a new baby who is awake around the clock, but two at a time! Let’s just set the coffee pot on continuous brew, shall we? Although sleep can be difficult for new twin parents, good sleep in your house is possible. We all know that sleep is wonderful for healthy growth and development, but how do we get good sleep? Instead of looking at sleep (or lack thereof) as something that just happens to you, let’s try viewing it as
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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.
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
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 get nap questions really frequently from our clients - particularly these two questions: How many naps does my baby need? How long should my baby's naps be? Well, we're answering both in today's article. We hope you'll use this chart as an ongoing reference tool since it covers nap totals and lengths from the newborn stage all the way through age 3. Print off a copy for yourself and use it as an easy reference tool - and consider printing off a few for your friends or family
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 babies sleeping too much, but what if your baby suddenly starts sleeping more than usual? What if you're suddenly seeing marathon naps, later-than-usual morning wake-up times, and/or finding that you need to bump up to an earlier bedtime? This can make many parents worry. So what's behind this sudden onset of sleepiness? Why is your baby sleeping more than
Vikki and her husband know a thing or two about nap frustrations - their daughter Lyla started out as a champion napper, but by the time Lyla was 10 months old, nap time had become a nightmare for the whole family. Fortunately, Vikki was able to change all that, thanks to a consultation with The Baby Sleep Site® Read on, and hear from Vikki herself about how her consultation completely changed her daughter's naps! A Personal Account of Nap Training - Vikki's Nap Coaching Story My
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?
Naps that are too short, or naps that are erratic and don't follow any kind of predictable pattern, can sure get a parent down. It's especially frustrating when your baby or toddler has been napping well but then naps suddenly go into a tailspin. (Hint - this often happens during a sleep regression, or during a nap transition.) If you're struggling with erratic or shortened naps, don't worry - we can help! In today's article, we offer 10 quick tips that you can put to use right now in order