3 Must-Have Teething Products for Babies Not Sleeping
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
1M ago
When your baby is teething, it can lead to exhausting and frustrating days. Your baby might be irritable, fussy, and miserable. In addition, your baby might take short naps and start waking at night, too. In this post, I want to share 3 teething products to help your teething baby. When Do Babies Start Teething? Before we get to products to help your teething baby, I’d like to share a few basics about teething including when teething starts. For most babies, teething starts around 6 months old. However, some babies start teething before 4 months old while others won’t cut their first tooth unt ..read more
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How to Get Your Newborn to Sleep in a Bassinet
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
2M ago
Newborns like to be held in your arms a lot so it’s no wonder why it’s hard to put them down to sleep. This post will share how to get your newborn to sleep in a bassinet based on my experience as an infant sleep consultant since 2008. Why Newborns Won’t Sleep in a Bassinet Before we get to how to get your newborn to sleep in a bassinet, let’s talk about why many babies won’t sleep in a bassinet. Here are the primary reasons: Sleeping flat is unnatural when babies first come out of the womb. Although it’s safest to place your baby on their back to sleep, it doesn’t mean they’re going to like ..read more
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Should I Swaddle My Baby For Daytime Naps?
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
2M ago
Swaddling your newborn baby can help them sleep better but should you swaddle your baby for daytime naps? As a sleep consultant for over 10 years, I get this question a lot and the answer might surprise you. Read on for more information about when you should swaddle your baby for naps. Why Swaddle Your Baby? The benefits of swaddling are numerous. Most babies sleep better while they are swaddled because it mimics the womb, keeps their startle reflex from waking them up, helps to keep them on their back which is safest, and soothes them. How to Swaddle Essentially, to swaddle your baby, you wra ..read more
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Top 5 Baby Zip Sleepers in Organic Cotton To Help Baby Sleep Like…well…a Baby!
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
3M ago
When your baby is sleeping, you want the best for them and that includes what’s on their skin. By using baby zip sleepers in organic cotton, you can avoid pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Here are the top 5 to consider! Why Organic Cotton? Before we get to the top 5 baby zip sleepers in organic cotton, let me share why you should use organic cotton. First, all cotton is grown in soil and then picked to be woven into materials we use every day. However, organic cotton is made from non-GMO seeds and without the use of toxic chemicals and pesticides. It’s better for your baby’s skin and also ..read more
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3 Things to Do For Your Baby’s Future Before They Even Arrive
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by Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site
3M ago
Any expecting parent feels a combination of excitement and worry. First, it is exciting that you will soon have a baby who you will love more than anything! However, the worry will set in — you’ll also need to take care of that baby’s every need to keep them healthy and happy. Among the many things you need to do before your baby arrives, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure their continued well-being no matter what happens. We recommend you get the following 3 things in order before your due date arrives: 1. Financial Health You may be mentally prepared for all the expenses that ..read more
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9 Month Sleep Regression: How to Avoid It or Fix It
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
3M ago
The 9-month sleep regression is a 3 to 6-week period of time when your baby might wake up a lot at night and take short naps. In other words, your 9 month old stops sleeping! Can you avoid the 9-month sleep regression? Based on my 15 years as a sleep consultant, there are 7 things you can do to try to avoid it altogether that I’m going to share with you today! What is the 9 Month Sleep Regression? As with most sleep regressions, the 9-month sleep regression causes a baby to wake up a lot at night and take short naps. This sleep regression is usually tied to a period of development when a baby ..read more
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When Do Babies Drop to Two Naps?
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
3M ago
Babies drop to two naps around 8 months old, on average, though it can happen anytime between 5 and 10 months. Here are a few tips to transition your baby to two naps based on my 10+ years of experience as a baby sleep consultant. Newborn babies will take 4-5 naps a day but by 5-6 months old, most babies are taking 3 naps a day. However, the third nap is often a 30-45-minute catnap that will go away very soon. Let’s talk about the best time to drop the third nap. When Do Babies Transition From Three Naps to Two Naps? Almost all babies drop to two naps by 9 months old when they can handle 2-3-h ..read more
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15 Month Sleep Regression: Why It Happens and How to Get Through It
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
6M ago
Babies and toddlers go through several sleep regressions during the first two years. Just when you thought your baby would sleep through the night and take great naps, another sleep regression seems to hit. During one of these exhausting time periods, your baby will wake frequently at night, wake too early for the day, and/or take short naps. In this post, I’ll discuss the 15 month sleep regression, explain why it happens, and give you tips to get through it based on over years’ experience as a sleep consultant. What is a Sleep Regression? During a sleep regression that lasts an average of 3 t ..read more
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Mamaway Baby Sleeping Bag/Sack and 3-in-1 Pillow Review
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
10M ago
There’s no shortage of baby sleep sacks and baby sleeping bags out there, and it can be confusing to choose one. Mamaway sent us one of their All-season Optimum Temp. Sleep Suits and Hypoallergenic Antibacterial 3-in-1 Growth Pillow to review. This post will break down what makes this sleep sack different and why you might want to consider buying one for your 4-month to 3-year-old. We’ll also talk about when you can use a pillow with your baby and whether this 3-in-1 is a good choice. After all, finding the right sleep sack and pillow can help your baby sleep through the night and take better ..read more
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15 Month Sleep Regression: Why It Happens and How to Get Through It
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by Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant
10M ago
Babies and toddlers go through several sleep regressions during the first two years. Just when you thought your baby would sleep through the night and take great naps, another sleep regression seems to hit. During one of these exhausting time periods, your baby will wake frequently at night, wake too early for the day, and/or take short naps. In this post, I’ll discuss the 15 month sleep regression, explain why it happens, and give you tips to get through it based on over years’ experience as a sleep consultant. What is a Sleep Regression? During a sleep regression that lasts an average of 3 t ..read more
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