While babies’ bodies are becoming accustomed to living outside the womb, they are more sensitive to light and its effects on sleep. Learn more about the part that darkness plays in babies’ sleep environments.
Health and Sleep
If you’re one of those people who is lacking sleep because of your baby, you’re not alone. You may have even read some of those “how to get your baby to sleep through the night” books in hopes of turning your situation around. That information isn’t necessarily “wrong.” It’s just that unique sleep situations require unique solutions.
When your baby isn’t getting the sleep they need during the day, it’s just as big of a problem as when they aren’t getting enough sleep at night. They’re missing out on the sleep they need to grow and stay healthy, and you’re missing out on time to take care of things you need to take care of. If you can relate, this post is for you.
A false start is not the same as the usual nighttime wake-up. These are two different situations which therefore have separate solutions. The difference is that with a nighttime wakeup, the baby has been asleep for at least an hour or so. Usually, nighttime wake ups are the result of hunger, the need for a diaper change, or a baby’s inability to string their sleep cycles together.
The first night your child sleeps in their own room seems like it would be amazing… no more rustle that wakes you up, no more little baby snores… but for many, it’s even more stressful. The baby monitor will be cranked up. You may even be sneaking into their room to double-check if they’re breathing. …
A sleeping baby is adorable and if you’re like me, it pulls at all your heartstrings. It’s probably why you can find so many amazing photos of your baby sleeping in your phone’s camera roll. The peacefulness. The way that they hold their little pudgy arms up over their head. However, not every nap or …