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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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Newborn Sleep Noises

Before I started working with newborns, I wouldn’t have believed how much noise they can make in their sleep!  I’ve heard many newborns cry in their sleep, even for a few seconds, but they aren’t awake, and still have their eyes closed.  They may settle back to sleep on their own easily, if they aren’t […]

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Newborn Sleep Characteristics

Most newborns are very sleepy and sleep a lot in the first couple of weeks of life.  I think this is a wonderful design by God to give moms a chance to rest and recover more from birth and ease parents into a joyful, but busy transition. They may be hard to rouse from sleep, […]

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