The joy of becoming a parent is one of the most beautiful emotions you’ll ever feel. And while the feeling of fulfillment keeps growing as you’re getting more connected with your baby, you’ll soon see the other side of the medal – parenting requires a lot of sacrifices. One of the first checkpoints of how ready you really are to make this sacrifice is the issue of sleep. Some babies are tight sleepers, others have a light sleep, but most babies wake up a few times during the night. Here’s what
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As young parents, you probably have many questions. Some of the most common questions are those regarding infant sleep problems. It can be due to you worrying about your infant's well-being or because you have trouble getting enough sleep at night. No matter what the reason is, you need to understand that babies sleep much differently than adults. And many of the things that drive us crazy are actually part of normal behavior during a baby’s development. Generally, most infants don’t sleep
Newborns generally eat, poop, and sleep around the clock in the early days, but what does a newborn's sleep schedule typically look like? This post shares sample newborn sleep schedules by week. You can peruse all the schedules by scrolling down or use the quick links below. You may also want to bookmark this page for future use or get more comprehensive sample schedules and schedule guidance in our e-book, Essential Keys to Your Newborn's Sleep. Quick Links: 1 Week Old Schedule2
It's no secret that we at The Baby Sleep Site are dedicated to helping parents help their children to gently fall asleep independently, and take long restorative naps. If your little one is waking up in the night or mid-way through their nap, chances are they need to let go of sleep associations or adjust their schedules to combat over-tiredness. Learning to sleep independently and having an ideal sleep schedule are two of the most important factors to helping your child get the sleep they need.
I’m an extrovert. Always have been, probably always will be. So much so that I occasionally take on a catering job as a waitress just to get out of the house and talk with people. ;) Being a mom is the most amazing job I’ve ever had. And I especially love the moments when time just kind of stops and I am overwhelmingly aware of how blessed I am. It often hits me the most after another long day has ended and I’m snuggling with my girls during their bedtime routine. That is my favorite time of
Previous: How To Get My 11, 12 or 13 Week Old To Sleep Congratulations! You’ve just completed your “4th Trimester” otherwise known as your baby’s first 3 months ex utero and helped your 11, 12, or 13 week old sleep. What does this mean? For many babies it means they begin waking up more at night or have difficulty napping. Uh oh! So, it’s no wonder one of the most common questions we get here at The Baby Sleep Site® is "How do I get my 14, 15 or 16 week old to sleep?" While some babies can
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.
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
Daylight Saving Time tends to be a big topic here at The Baby Sleep Site®; we start getting e-mails in the Helpdesk up to a month before it ends, asking for suggestions on how to help babies and toddlers 'fall back' and adjust to the time change. After working with many, many, many families to adjust to new time change schedules, we've learned a thing or two about how to make the transition a smooth one. And that's what we are talking about today! In this article, we'll outline