My Baby Won’t Sleep

My baby won't sleep.

Anyone who has said sleep is overrated probably doesn’t have children. Whether it was heading to bed for the night or just an afternoon nap, before your child arrived you were able to sleep on your terms.

Boy how things change!

The first couple weeks of your little one’s new life are spent mostly asleep. This means you get to sleep. And for a while, this whole parenting thing appears to be a breeze.

But, as your newborn begins to become familiar with his own surroundings, and more importantly, his own needs, sleep may become harder to come by. If your baby won’t sleep, there likely is a pretty good reason why.

Here are the five reasons why some babies won’t sleep and what to do about it.

He Is Uncomfortable

There are many reasons why your baby may be uncomfortable. Determining what exactly is keeping your baby awake may take a little detective work. After all, … Continue reading

Baby Won’t Sleep in the Crib or Bassinet

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Wondering why your baby won’t sleep in the crib or bassinet? Well if I told you I put my my baby down in her bassinet for the first time and she smiled with joy, I’d be lying. The fact is, we really struggled with this when we brought her home from the hospital. She would sleep in her swing, newborn napper, bouncer, but she would not sleep in the bassinet. We had a “Arms Reach Co-Sleeper” so it was the size of a bassinet but looked like a mini crib. I was determined to figure out why she slept so soundly in everything else but not the Co-Sleeper. It didn’t take long to figure out, however it took some investigative work. Don’t you wish babies could talk?

I realized all of these swings, bouncers, and nappers had something in common. They were all positioned in such a way, that recreated a snug and womb-like … Continue reading