Category Archives: Newborn Sleep

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is figuring out what we can expect from our children.  What is “normal”?  I often get asked “When can my baby sleep through the night? “ The first thing to define is the term “sleeping through the night”.  Depending on your source, there are different definition […]…

Helping Babies Sleep

Is your baby fussy? Could be that she is overtired, and become less fussy quickly with some simple sleep tips. …

newborn so fussy in the early evening

It was January and it was dark and cold. My son was 1 month old, and I was desperate to get him to sleep.  I was sitting on my knees, in front of my son in the baby swing, sshhhing him, on the verge of tears and praying my husband would come home from work […]…

When you are a first time parent, the first three months of your baby’s life are a roller coaster of emotions as you adjust to your new role as caregiver.  There’s pride.  There’s awe.  And there’s the sheer terror of “Am I doing this right”? There’s more pride, more love and then often frustration of […]…

Bedtime routines ; should they include a bath?

I remember being in the hospital, hours after my baby’s birth, giving him a bath and then trying to breastfeed.  It didn’t go well since he was so sleepy from the bath!  It is true that a bath will make a newborn sleepy.  The bath is similar to the soothing conditions the baby experienced in the […]…

swaddling

Babies are born with the Moro Reflex which is an involuntary reflex of the arms in response to stimulation.   It is sometimes described as the “startle response”. You may have noticed it when baby seemed peaceful then all of a sudden her arms jump up and startled her.  This can often happen just as babe […]…

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