5 Best Tips for Sleeping Through the Night

You know the parents of a wakeful baby the moment you see them. Bed head. Bags under the eyes. A fourth cup of coffee in hand. A look in their eyes like they have just been subjected to a new and previously unknown form of torture.

Sadly, it’s a very common sight.

Getting a baby to sleep through the night is a common struggle for many parents — both new and seasoned.

And just when you think you have it made, your baby who has slept like an angel through the night for months can go through regressions. The waking periods can return because the baby is sick, teething, having a growth spurt, or just because it’s Tuesday.

Here are some of our top five tips to help your baby learn to sleep through the night.

Stick to a Bedtime Routine

Babies sleep for 10 to 18 hours a day, but they don’t really know (or care) which hours those … 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 … Continue reading