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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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Bedtime Routine for 6-9 Months

By this age, your baby is really cluing into what is happening, and a bedtime routine should help him to wind down and settle into sleep more easily.  He may start fighting you a little when he knows what is happening, but it’s for his good to go ahead and help him to sleep. 7:00 […]

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Bedtime Routine for 3-6 Months

This age is also an easier one to begin (and continue) a bedtime routine.  If you haven’t started one, don’t worry.  This is still a good time to start and much easier at this age than if you wait. I recommend aiming for the baby(ies) to be falling asleep around 7:00 -7:30.  It will help […]

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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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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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