Sleeping Through The Night

Wouldn’t it be great if someone could tell you exactly when your baby is going to sleep through the night? Unfortunately, all babies are different  and can start sleeping through the night anywhere from a few days old up until the second birthday (and on rare occasions unfortunately even longer than that). What does the average baby do? And what exactly is ‘sleeping through the night’ defined as? Continue reading

Your Baby’s Sleep Month by Month

How much does a baby sleep?

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How much and how long your baby sleeps is going to depend on your baby and your parenting style.  Some babies sleep lots, some not much. Some sleep in big bursts (long sleeps but not a lot of them) and others have short catnaps throughout the day. And some have high sleep needs while others have low sleep needs. The other factor is you. Are you happy to just take the day as it comes or have you layed down a schedule for your baby? Continue reading

How Much Sleep Should Baby Get?

How much sleep should you baby be getting in a 24 hour period?

While babies will vary in how much day sleep and night sleep they are getting, they usually all average out to about the same amount of sleep in a 24 hour period. So, if you have a great night sleeper, you might find that they only have short or infrequent naps during the day. Or, if you have a great day time napper, you might have issues with night sleeping, or a baby that goes down quite late at night. Continue reading

Newborn Sleep

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I remember when my daughter was only 5 weeks old and I rushed onto an internet forum to see what her day should look like. I felt like her feeding and sleeping was all over the place and I was a failure as a mom because every day looked totally different and I couldn’t for the life of my see any pattern or routine emerging. I had no idea how to get her to follow a routine and felt like life was going to be a big unstructured mess forever. I had been told that things get easier when babies get to 6 weeks of age, I was nearly there, and nothing had changed! Continue reading