We know some loyal readers have been here for years (thank you!), but many of you reading right now have only been aware of The Baby Sleep Site® for a few months, weeks, or even days! To help out newer readers, we've tallied the numbers: here are our top 25 sleep resources you love most! Read on to learn more about our most popular service packages, DIY-options, and blog posts on baby sleep, toddler sleep, schedules, and of course, sleep coaching. Most Popular DIY Resource: The Express
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
In speaking with clients, I tend to see two types of parents. One type tends to have a mindset something like "Sleep has been bad this long, what's another month or two?" and they are fine with a slower process and expect it to take awhile before their baby sleeps better. The other type is more like "I'm at the end of my rope. I can't take this anymore. Please help me TODAY!" Of course, there are parents in between, but this article is for those parents "at the end of their ropes (or tethers)"
You can't believe you are actually holding your baby in your arms after you felt them grow inside for so long. You get to feel their skin, gaze into their eyes, feed them, put on those insanely adorable baby clothes you so lovingly picked out, and bask in the glow of motherhood. It can be a magical time. But, it can also be an exhausting time. Your baby is likely feeding around the clock and the concept of days and nights may yet be a foreign thing. Your baby may sleep most of the day and
For decades bleary-eyed parents had just two options for handling their child’s sleep problems: “cry-it-out" or make the best of the situation whilst waiting to see if their baby would become a better sleeper with time (i.e. "Wait-It-Out"). In recent years, and with the introduction of gentler strategies, baby sleep and how to save it has become much less “all or nothing!” Yet, many parents are still under the impression that teaching their baby to sleep well has to involve hours of crying,
When I knew I was going to become a mom for the first time, knowing I would be away from most of my family, I devoured all the books I could find on pregnancy, birth, the newborn stage and beyond. It helped me feel more prepared overall, but everyone kept reassuring me that everything would be just fine...that my baby and I would settle into a rhythm - naturally. But not everything did come naturally. We needed help with feeding and tackling reflux, but, most notably, we needed help with sleep!
One of the most common questions we get here at The Baby Sleep Site® is “How do I get my baby to sleep?” Especially when it comes to newborns, who seem to be experts at throwing us curve-balls, just when we think we've figured them out! So, today we are answering the big question for new moms - how do I get my 5, 6, or 7 week old to sleep? Let’s take a look at the 6 steps to help your 5, 6 or 7 week old baby sleep. Your newborn is AMAZING! There's no denying that, and your teeny tiny baby
DIY or hire a sleep consultant? When is it possible to tackle baby and toddler sleep problems, schedules, and regressions alone and when should you call in the professionals? Stop guessing! Here are 7 signs you need professional help! You’ve tried “sleep coaching” and found it too overwhelming or difficult to follow through with Your baby is intense, persistent, or slow to adapt You don’t have time to read umpteen books on baby/toddler sleep You’re the parent of
Whether you decided to “dive right in” and begin sleep training after a particularly exhausting night or you spent weeks planning your approach to sleep training, sometimes sleep training just.doesn’t.work! What in the world is wrong!? We’ve worked with tens of thousands of families from around the globe and through this experience we’ve discovered: The Top 5 Reasons Sleep Training Might Not Be Working Without further ado, here they are: 1. You’re missing your baby’s Goldilock’s