We love providing free resources for our readers - just take a look at the 'FREE' tab above, on our main menu bar! :) And so, in the spirit of offering free help, we have designed this checklist, to help you understand why your baby is waking at night. Is it hunger? Discomfort? Something else? Use our checklist to figure it out! Top 15 Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes At Night Hunger: Newborns need to eat around the clock, but even older babies need one (or possibly two) feedings at
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When your baby or toddler is waking frequently at night, the first question you probably ask yourself is, “Why?!?” Countless parents contact the Baby Sleep Site and ask that very question: “Why is my baby (or toddler) waking up all the time?!” Dear readers, we wish SO MUCH that we had an easy answer to that one. Unfortunately, as with so many things related to your baby or toddler, nighttime waking isn’t exactly straightforward. Sleep Associations and Hunger: Two Common Causes of
Surprise! We've had to sleep train our son (the one who inspired this website)...again! Can you believe it? Well...actually, I've stopped calling it "sleep training" and think more of it as teaching him new habits when the ones he's established aren't working anymore. And, this has changed over time. Last week, we talked about how inertia can keep you from sleep training and the discussion was interesting. One commenter suggested that perhaps night-waking is normal and there really isn't a
The Baby Sleep Site® is dedicated to helping your baby sleep better - of course - but there are a few times it is a good strategy to wake your baby. I know it might feel crazy to wake your baby when you are working so hard on helping him sleep better, but in some cases, not waking your baby can actually lead to other sleep problems. Here are 5 times waking your baby can help with sleep problems: 1. Wake for Safety - Ensure Safety First! As much as we want our babies to sleep, if your
Two of my neighbors and my best friend all had babies within just a couple of weeks of each other less than 8 weeks ago. All of them have commented on the sleep deprivation that goes along with having a newborn and one asked me when my babies started sleeping through the night. First, I always need to ask what that means to someone because, for some, they mean to have a baby sleep through the night, including feedings, and others mean sleep straight through 10-12 hours, with no feedings.
Many parents with babies who are troubled sleepers figure the baby will outgrow the issue. Some do, but many simply don't. If your 4 month old is waking up a lot at night, you might think it's normal. But, when she is 12 months, 18 months or 2 years old and now a toddler, you're wondering just when she might outgrow this night waking problem or if she will at all. There are a number of reasons why toddlers wake up at night. This article will outline a few main reasons: Night Waking by
Getting a toddler to nap is not always an easy task. Here are 5 tips to help your toddler nap better. 1. Age-appropriate nap schedule for your toddler The first tip is to make sure you are napping your toddler at the right time. Some people are surprised to know that toddlers do not typically transition to just one midday nap until 15-18 months, on average. At many daycares, for example, they tend to transition many toddlers to one nap around their first birthday. While this may be okay