Baby Sleep: The Importance of Self-Soothing|
descriptionTeach your baby to fall asleep on his own by helping him practice self soothing.
Baby Sleep: Get the Facts
We think of the first 3 months of a baby's life as the fourth trimester, a time of transition from womb to world. In terms of sleep in utero, your baby is used to being gently rocked, continuously fed, warm in the dark and always close to his mother's heartbeat and voice. Up until birth, everythingthe world and to make him as comfortable and secure in his new environment as possible. He will need regular day and night feedings and most likely will need help to get and stay asleep. So anything you do to help your little one from nursing to rocking, from swaddling to pacifier, sound machines, bouncing- any methods or devices you come up with that help, you can feel good about. This is not a time to worry about setting up bad habits . Babies vary tremendously even from day 1 about how easy or difficult it is to get them the sleep they need. Some
Baby Sleep: When to Give Up Nighttime Feedings
At about 4 months of age, babies are physically able to give up their nighttime feedings. At this time, it actually becomes counterproductive to feed your baby in the middle of the night. This is often very hard to believe since up until now, the baby has needed this fuel to make it through theeliminating that is required during and right after a feeding. The whole digestive system is turned on. This is quite a lot of work for a baby's body to do. What their bodies really need is
Baby Sleep: All About Nap Time
After you have accomplished the goal of having your baby fall asleep on his own at night, then it is time to turn your attention to daytime sleep. A baby's daytime and nighttime sleep are interrelated. One affects the other. A baby who is sleeping well at night will take better naps and vice versa.when they are younger, longer naps provide him with more hours of deep sleep .
Baby Sleep: When to Let Your Baby Cry It Out
Listening to your baby cry it out can be heartbreaking. Here are some tips to make sleep training easier on both you and your baby.be upset and learn some soothing on his own. Listening to your baby cry if only for 10 minutes out of stretch can be gut-wrenching, but unfortunately it is almost always necessary to endure some crying in order to help your baby learn to soothe himself, fall asleep on his own and sleep through the night. It is important to untangle your emotions from your baby's needs during his critical time. The sound of your baby crying can evoke powerful raw emotions . Listening to your baby cry can stir feelings from childhood. You may remember being afraid of monsters or of the dark or feeling like you needed a