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Baby Sleep Training for Newborns

Sleep training can begin anytime a child is 16 weeks of age or older, counting from their due date.  However, many families wonder about baby sleep training for newborns. Over the years, I’ve given parents tips about how to get their newborn sleeping longer stretches at night. And also how to establish better sleep habits [...]

By |2019-06-06T14:22:16-07:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Newborn|Tags: |0 Comments

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 elementary school age. Children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight. And for babies and toddlers who still nap, [...]

How Do I Put My Newborn on a Sleep Schedule?

Last Updated . 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 [...]

By |2019-05-22T13:07:58-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Newborn|Tags: , , |2 Comments

My Favorite Products – Newborn Edition

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Photo Credit: Nynne Schroder The newborn weeks are so special! I have a lot of newborn sleep posts to help you [...]

By |2019-05-22T13:08:38-07:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Newborn, Opinion|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 |2019-06-10T10:01:58-07:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Newborn, Troubleshooting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Swaddling

Music: Bensound.com The market for baby sleep devices can be very fickle. All the different objects and devices parents use to get their kiddos to sleep can gain and lose popularity very quickly. But you know what never falls out of favor? Swaddling. I recommend swaddling babies in the following circumstances: With pediatrician’s [...]

By |2019-05-22T13:13:12-07:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Newborn|Tags: |4 Comments

How to Spring Forward Gracefully

You like that play on words? See what I did there?! Nothing stirs up anxiety in new parents more, especially those who have painstakingly sleep trained their babies, than impending time changes. But fear not fellow parents - the Spring time change is by far and away the easier of the two time changes for [...]

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 |2019-05-22T17:17:49-07:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Newborn|Tags: , |30 Comments