Getting Baby to Sleep Longer- Tips and tricks to get your newborn/baby/infant to sleep longer stretches at night and get better naps through sleep training techniques.

Is My Baby Getting Enough Sleep?

I’m grateful for the opportunity to shed some light on this question since the answer is relatively straightforward. Assuming we are not talking about newborns, the guidelines I’m about to put forward apply to all kids through to elementary school age. All children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight, and for babies and toddlers who [...]

Sleep Training Methods: Which is Best for Your Baby or Toddler?

Many parents wonder, which is the best sleep training method to use on my baby? I think it’s normal that families, mothers in particular, spend a lot of time researching different baby sleep training methods, since we live in a time where we have such a huge amount of information available to us 24/7. Sometimes [...]

How Do I Put My Newborn on a Sleep Schedule?

I’m writing this blog post not because I believe newborns can or should be on a schedule, but because I know this is a question frequently asked by new parents. First, let’s define two terms -  newborn and schedule. Newborns are babies aged birth–16 weeks, counting from their due date. If you give birth 4 [...]

Why Won’t My Baby Nap?

As a sleep coach, I get a lot of short, general questions, which often require me to ask a number of follow up questions. This question, “Why won’t my baby nap?” is one of the ones I get most often. The truth is, there might be many reasons your baby isn’t napping, and I think [...]

The Four Month Sleep Regression

Ahhhhh, the four month sleep regression. Rare is the family that doesn’t experience some sort of disruption to their infant’s sleep patterns around the fourth month of life. Some experienced/well-read parents anxiously dread the impending “regression,” while most new moms and dads are completely blindsided by their little one’s sleep suddenly taking a nosedive around [...]

By | 2017-12-29T22:16:01+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Getting Baby to Sleep Longer, Newborn, Sleep Regression, Sleep Training|0 Comments

Baby’s Sleep Changes

I started Baby Sleep Trainer because I was shocked that I wasn’t able to compel my newborn to sleep “better,” and I spent all my time and energy in the first few months of my daughter’s life trying to figure out how to “solve” her sleep problems and how to “not create bad habits.” My [...]

Toddler Sleep Issues

Even though infants have their share of sleep issues to work through, toddlers are not immune from sleep struggles as well.  While toddler sleep problems present themselves in different ways than infant sleep issues do, they are often (but not always) rooted in the same predicament - a child’s inability to fall asleep unassisted.  Here [...]

7 Most Common Baby Sleep Training Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

  1) Not understanding what sleep training is Sleep training is not about bedtime routines and lavender massages. However, it is about your kiddo learning how to go from being awake to being asleep all on their own. Meaning, being able to fall asleep without the help of a caregiver, a car, [...]

By | 2017-04-11T17:32:13+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Categories: Getting Baby to Sleep Longer, Nap Training, Sleep Training, Videos|Tags: |0 Comments

4 Tips to Help Establish Good Sleeping Habits with Your Newborn Baby

Establish an eat, wake, sleep cycle early.   Remember that things with newborns take time. Just because it’s impossible to keep your 2-week-old awake while she nurses, does not mean it will be impossible to keep her awake during a feed in 2-3 weeks. Initially, it’s helpful to at least try to [...]

By | 2017-04-13T12:58:17+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: Getting Baby to Sleep Longer, Newborn, Sleep Training, Videos|10 Comments

Getting Newborn Babies to Sleep Longer Stretches at Night (0-12 Weeks)

Last Updated . I sooooo often have mamas calling me in desperation in the newborn stage, which is exactly why I created my Newborn Sleep Program. Families need help in that first, brief, portion of their baby’s life but there is a lot of contradictory information out there. Further, I acutely recall that when [...]

By | 2018-04-09T23:02:13+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Categories: Getting Baby to Sleep Longer, Newborn, Sleep Training, Swaddling|Tags: |27 Comments