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Newborn Sleep Routines

Newborns are so precious!  It’s an extra blessing that they are so moldable to create great sleep patterns from the very beginning! Around 7:00 – 7:30 at night is a good time to start a bedtime routine, even as a newborn.  This is the easiest time to start a routine because most babies go to […]

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How Reflux Affects Sleep

Reflux commonly affects a baby’s sleep in many ways, some of which you might not expect.   Here are some of the ones I’ve frequently seen: Fragmented sleep, with difficulty sleeping long stretches at night Waking up screaming Difficulty settling back to sleep at night after feeding Hiccups keeping the baby awake at night More […]

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Practical Tips for Managing Reflux

If you think your baby may be having sleeping difficulties due to reflux, here a couple of easy things to try to help them feel better and sleep better. You can elevate a standard crib mattress 8-14 inches, by using relatively firm items you already have.  You can place a combination of books, towels, blankets, […]

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Reflux Signs

Reflux Signs If you think your baby(ies) may be struggling with reflux, here are some symptoms to look for.   There can be many different symptoms that you may not initially think would be related.  According to many sources, many babies have reflux to some degree or another, but some babies are miserable with it […]

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Creating A Sleep-Conducive Nursery

It may make a significant difference in your baby’s sleep habits, if you change a few little things in your nursery.  Having a nightlight or a dim lamp can be really helpful for night feedings.  It’s helpful to keep the lights low  to minimize stimulation and signal that it’s night time,  the time for sleeping, […]

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Safer Co-Sleeping Options

Co-sleeping is an option that many parents consider, and I think sleeping in close proximity to your baby has its benefits and risks. Some parents put their baby directly with them in their bed, and there are little beds for the baby that you can put in your bed, like this one.  I know parents […]

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Awake Time Activities for Newborns

When your baby is still so new, awake time is a special time to interact and make eye contact.  He may even imitate you if you stick out your tongue! In the early days, when your newborn is still so sleepy, sometimes it may be hard to keep him awake for even an hour at […]

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Newborns Are Easy To Sleep Train

Newborns are so sweet, and it’s nice that they are pretty flexible and easy to mold when there is so much change and transition happening.  Within the first few weeks of their life, it’s so easy to mold them into patterns that will serve you and them well longterm, and avoid many negative habits that […]

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How Long Should My Newborn Sleep

On average, a newborn should sleep around 16 -18 hours in a 24 hour period.  If he was born early, he may be prone to sleep even a little more than that.   That sounds like a lot of sleep, but sleep is so good for babies.  Many sources agree that sleep is so important […]

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Flexible Routines, Not Strict Schedules

There are so many different opinions as to whether or not to have a routine with your baby, but I believe a flexible routine can be so helpful to both you and your baby (and your husband!). If your baby wakes and is hungry 30 minutes before “it’s time” based on your routine, I would […]

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