Baby Insomnia or Split Night: Why It Happens and How to Fix

Baby insomnia is when your baby is awake in the middle of the night for 2-3 hours at a time. It is sometimes called a “split night” and usually lasts for weeks or months. This post will explain why baby insomnia happens and ways you can fix the problem based on my 10+ years as …

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Holiday Recovery 101 – Getting Your Baby or Toddler’s Sleep Back On Track

December was a whirlwind. You shopped up a storm, performed magic in the kitchen for your houseguests, went to all of the holiday parties, and maybe you even traveled a bit. What’s left? Picking up the pieces! With the close of the holiday season comes a stark reality: “normal” life has resumed, and your family …

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3 Signs It May Be Time For Night Weaning Your Baby

One of the questions we get asked a lot (via Facebook posts, consultation e-mails, and blog article comments), is “When can I wean my baby from nighttime feedings?” Understandably, most parents are eager to get back to enjoying nights of peaceful, uninterrupted sleep, but still want to make sure their baby isn’t going hungry. Of …

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What Does Drowsy But Awake Mean Anyway, When It Comes to Helping Your Baby Sleep?

What Does Drowsy But Awake Mean Anyway, When It Comes to Helping Your Baby Sleep?

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? …

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Controlled Crying, Cry It Out, No-Cry, or Soothe Baby to Sleep?

Controlled Crying. Cry it out. Don’t cry it out. Soothe your baby. Co-sleep. Don’t co-sleep. The advice is endless and talk to one expert, say your baby’s doctor, and she will say one thing. Talk to another one and he might say do the opposite. Read this book or that book and it’s likely to …

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When Will Your Baby Sleep Through the Night?

Most new parents comment on the sleep deprivation that goes along with having a newborn baby. As a sleep consultant for over 10 years, a common question is when do babies start sleeping through the night? The short answer is babies start sleeping through the night more regularly around 6 months old. Some formula-fed babies …

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