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
Is there really anything more exhausting than chasing a destructive toddler around all day? Yes, actually, there is! Trying to get that same toddler to sleep through the night. Gone are those blissful newborn days.
Now you have a walking, talking miniature version of yourself that seems to have an unlimited amount of energy. Exhausted parents, we hear you loud and clear! There is hope in getting your toddler to start sleeping through the night so you can be well-rested to handle the next day, and it may be simpler than you initially thought.
Follow a Relaxing Bedtime Routine
One of the most important ways you can help your toddler begin sleeping through the night is by adopting a relaxing bedtime routine. An example of the perfect routine would start with a warm bath. For some kids, bath time can be a time to play and have fun.
However, if you want your little tike to calm down for the … Continue reading
Many parents dream of their baby’s first holiday season. The tiny plaid outfits, a new stocking on the mantle, and establishing new traditions have new parents eager for the holiday season to arrive. But, as the crisp Autumn days come to a close and the holidays draw nearer, reality hits – we have to travel with our baby! The very idea of uprooting your carefully crafted routine for holiday travel fills many new parents with a sense of dread. These diligent moms and dads have spent the last few months perfecting a sleep routine for their baby and are rightfully worried that all that hard work will be ruined when they go to visit family for the holidays.
However, seeing Grandma and Grandpa at Christmas doesn’t have to spell disaster for your baby’s sleep routine. It is possible to have a perfectly enjoyable trip with a well-rested baby in tow. You just need to be patient and flexible with … Continue reading
Does this sound familiar? You’ve worked extremely hard getting your baby to fall asleep easily. Falling asleep has become much quicker than before you began sleep training. But there is a problem – your baby won’t stay asleep.
Within an hour your little one begins fussing and calling out to you. It seems no matter what you try, your baby just can’t make through a solid 5 or more hours of sleep. It feels as though you are on call with the call button being pressed every hour or two.
Sound familiar? Fortunately, there are methods on how to get a baby to sleep longer. In fact, there are dozens of ways to get babies to sleep longer. Today I’d like to share my favorite four tips so you and baby can get a better nights rest.
Proper Sleep Environment
Just like adults, babies need a proper environment to maximize the time spent sleeping. Take time to evaluate … Continue reading
When will my baby sleep through the night?A phrase I found myself googling over and over. Brianna was waking up every hour. I was so exhausted and sleep deprived I didn’t know what to do. I was so new to this, so lost. Everyone gave me different advice, nothing worked. That’s when I started my research, asked questions, and tried my own techniques. I studied her sleep habits for 6 weeks. I wrote down and charted every little thing. Like many moms, I was guilty of the same common mistakes. Like nursing my baby to sleep. When she woke up crying, I just stuck a boob in her mouth, and thought I was doing the right thing. Hey she fell asleep, I must be doing something right…wrong! I also put her in her bassinet asleep, something I learned was a big no, no. I remember quietly slipping her into … Continue reading