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Twins – Sleep Train at the Same Time?

I do recommend sleep training twins at the same time, even if it’s extra busy for you as parents.  I think it would be incredibly difficult to maintain 2 different sleeping and feeding routines and remain consistent with training one baby while waiting on the other.  I think parents are more likely to stick with […]

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Twins – Sleep Together or Separately?

For sleeping patterns, many parents wonder if they should start out with their twins sleeping together in the same room, in the same crib, or if they should sleep in different places.  My experience in working with many sets of twins is that one twin waking and crying, even for an extended period of time, […]

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More Favorite Sleep Training Tools

Swaddling. In my experience with many babies under 4-5 months, swaddling helps so much to get babies to sleep longer, and more restfully.  Often, parents think that babies are struggling to break free of their swaddle and that they will sleep better unswaddled, or with their hands up to their face, but my experience has […]

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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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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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