Getting a baby to sleep can be tricky, can't it? Contrary to what many first-time parents-to-be assume, most babies do not simply fall asleep when they are tired and wake when they are rested. In fact, lots of babies go from sleepy to fussy to exhausted to overly-tired to flat out screaming (sometimes, in a matter of minutes!); there is just no "falling asleep naturally" at any point in that sequence. Similarly, not all babies wake up when they are rested and refreshed. By contrast, far more
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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?
December was a whirlwind. You shopped up a storm, performed magic in the kitchen for your houseguests, went to all of the holiday parties, drank your share of the wine and watched the ball drop. 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 is off-schedule, tired and cranky. If you’re lucky, getting back to your normal routine will be a piece of cake, with just a little nudge. But for many of us, it will
If you're a parent in today's day and age, you've no doubt heard about The Wonder Weeks, written by a husband-and-wife team, outlining the 10 "wonder weeks" (which often cause sleep regressions), that all babies go through in the first 20 months of life. The book outlines when and why each "wonder week" happens; it also offers parents insights into how to help their babies navigate each wonder week, and turn it into a leap forward for baby. Here is how the wonder weeks impact
"Why does my baby wake up crying?" That's a question we hear a lot - and it's the questions we're answering in today's quick tip article! Why Your Baby Wakes Up Crying Well, for starters, your baby may obviously wake up crying sometimes due too the need to eat (hunger is a powerful motivator!). Additionally, your baby may wake up with a wet or dirty (or leaky) diaper, or may wake up because he's too hot or cold. These are all perfectly reasonable reasons for a baby to wake up
You know what one of the worst sleep through the night myths out there is, in my opinion? The myth that once a baby starts sleeping through the night, that's it - night waking over! Forever! And they all slept happily ever after. Except no, that's not how it works. Yes, teaching your baby to sleep through the night, or teaching your toddler to sleep through the night, is a huge milestone. And once your little one is capable of sleeping through the night, you can look forward to lots of