All babies cry sometimes, and all babies have time where they have trouble going to or staying asleep. You might find that your baby has the odd occasion where they won’t go to sleep as easy, or there might be a period of a week or two where they seem to struggle more than usual. Here are the top 9 reasons your baby won’t sleep.
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 →
After the your baby has reached the nine month milestone there is generally no reason for them to be waking in the night for a feed. Or waking during the night for any reason for that matter! Lots of parents still report that their infants are not sleeping through the night at this stage however. Continue reading →
How long babies sleep overnight varies quite significantly from baby to baby, and when they finally sleep through the night will also vary significantly.
In this article is a graph that will show you averages of how long a baby will sleep overnight. You will see that in the early months the number of hours is very low, this is because baby still needs to be fed quite often. As they grow older they require less overnight feeds and the number of hours of uninterupted sleep will lengthen. Continue reading →
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 →