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? (more…)
My newborn baby falls asleep and seems to be in a deep sleep, but 10 minutes later they’re awake and crying! What’s going wrong?
I’ve heard this lots of times from new moms. You’re not alone, and there are ways you can overcome the 10 minute sleep problem. But first, what’s causing it? (more…)
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. (more…)
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! (more…)
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a chart you could follow that would tell you when to feed your baby and how long for?
And wouldn’t it be even better if your baby understood the chart too and knew when their next feed was coming and could patiently wait for it? (more…)
The Sleep Sheep plays soothing sounds to help your baby settle and drift off to sleep. It is battery operated, securely attaches to the side of a crib or stroller (great for on the go!) and has 2 timer options.
He’s cute, he’s effective, and he’s recommended by moms all over the world.
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? (more…)