Even though newborns sleep more than they are awake, many of us have wondered “how much sleep does my baby need?” While of course each baby is different, there are some general guidelines for baby sleep that have helped me gauge the whole thing. Check out these guidelines for newborns to 6-month-olds, what you can [...]
Before you know it, your baby is becoming a toddler, but you probably still have questions about her sleep schedule! A major shift in baby’s sleep pattern is the transition from 2 naps to 1 nap, which happens around 15-months-old to 18-months-old, give or take. Watch this video for tips on how to make this [...]
Naps are a wonderful thing — for babies and for mamas! If you’re anything like me you always have a long list of things to do while the little one is sleeping. But getting your baby on a good nap schedule can be tough, especially when her sleep pattern is always changing in the first [...]
Babies and sleep — such a huge topic for exhausted parents! As your baby gets older you might wonder how much sleep she needs and when she will start sleeping through the night. In this video I talk about general sleep guidelines for your 6-month-old to 1-year-old baby: 6-Month-Old Baby: Sleeps 14-15 hours/day including 2 [...]
Many newborns only sleep well when swaddled, but swaddling is harder than it looks when you have a wiggly newborn. Watch my step by step demonstration on how to swaddle your baby in a blanket with her arms in.
Breastfeeding your baby is exhausting and overwhelming at the beginning, no matter how good your baby is! Although at first all newborns should be fed on-demand according to the AAP, once your baby is one month old you can start to develop a sense of when your baby needs to eat and sleep and the [...]
Once breastfeeding is established and you’re hopefully seeing some feeding and sleeping patterns with your newborn, you can begin to think about adopting a feeding schedule. This is, of course, if you’ve decided that breastfeeding on demand is not for you. (Many moms prefer to breastfeed on demand, but I did not do this). Babies [...]
As your baby starts to get older, you hopefully will see eating and sleeping patterns developing that make it easier for you to follow a feeding and sleeping routine. Getting into a Baby Sleep Routine In this video, I set forth a schedule for a breastfeeding baby that is between 4-6 months of age. This [...]
Tired? Crabby? Want to know how to keep your baby asleep longer? A dark room can make such a big difference for your baby’s sleep, especially for naps. A friend shared this tip with me when I had my first child and I have SWORN by it. Blackout shades for windows! In this video, I [...]
Develop a workable schedule for your newborn formula-fed baby and hopefully you can have some time to get some rest too. Watch the next video for a schedule for your 1 to 4-month-old formula-fed baby.
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