New parents long for the first time their baby will sleep through the night. After all, it is often a parent's #1 sleep goal. Babies need 14 to 17 hours of sleep each day so you would think it would be easy. Unfortunately, it can often seem impossible! In this post, learn when babies sleep through the night naturally and how to help your baby sleep better based on my experience as a sleep consultant of over 10 years. What Is Sleeping Through The Night? Medically speaking, a baby is
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Remember when you were a brand-new parent? You had this precious, beautiful new miracle at home. This precious, beautiful, sleepless little miracle. (Of course, some of you won't have to think back very far -- I may be describing the stage you're in right now!) Remember the kinds of advice and "helpful tips" you would get about sleep from well-meaning friends and family members? And how much of that advice centered around the concept of 'baby sleeping through the night'? So many of our
Here at the Baby Sleep Site, we’re not short on sleep-related facts and figures. Nicole, a self-proclaimed “numbers nerd”, can offer our clients all the sleep-related data their hearts could desire! Not all of us are as number-nerdy as Nicole, of course (myself included!), but sometimes, having data helps us understand our babies’ sleep issues, and even helps us come up with solutions to the problems. Recently, Baby Sleep Site reader Beth E. e-mailed us some information about her own
Not too long ago, I received several e-mails all pertaining to the same thing: a new book called Go the F**k to Sleep. I thought some of the book was funny, and I can definitely understand the frustration and emotion that sparked the title. I remember screaming in my head "GO TO SLEEP!!!!" (without the F part!) when my baby was not sleeping, too! Of course, with a title like this, it's bound to ruffle feathers. Are you implying that our babies are purposely not sleeping to somehow get back at
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.