What Tired Signs Look Like and When and How to Settle My Baby to Sleep Catching your baby’s tired signs and getting them down before they are overtired will help your baby make a smoother transition to sleep. Below are the cues and behaviors your baby will show you as they are getting tired. Note… Read more »
• How can I help my baby nap better?
The following tips may help your baby with daytime napping: Keep your baby from getting overtired Use whatever method you can at this age to encourage naps even if it includes using holding or motion (link to nap page) If you baby sleeps less than 45 minutes long, consider trying to assist him back to… Read more »
• I need help calming my baby down.
Try the following strategies to help calm your baby: Recreating the womb experience can be very helpful in keeping your baby settled and calm and may assist in extending short sleep episodes. Try swaddling to help your baby feel snug and secure. Add some white noise during sleep times and keep the room dark when sleeping… Read more »
• How can I tell if it’s hunger or something else?
Most babies will be feeding in 2.5-3 hour intervals at this age. At night your baby will begin to extend to one longer stretch of sleep without a feeding that will be up to 4-6 hours. After this long stretch they will wake in a regular feeding pattern (every 2-4) for a feed the rest… Read more »
• My baby is fussier than normal and I’m feeling very frustrated.
Many parents find this age to be very challenging because of the 4 Month Sleep regression. You may be getting less sleep and have a fussier baby to care for in the day and you may have expected that your sleep would have improved by this time. You may find this stage challenging and frustrating… Read more »
• My baby still wakes up for night feeds.
Most babies between 4 months and 6 months of age will need to eat 1 to 4 times in the night. Some people may have told you that if your baby stops eating at night that he will start to sleep through the night. Eliminating night feeds in order to improve sleep is completely unnecessary…. Read more »
• I’m exhausted and need help from my partner at night.
Make a plan with your partner on how you will manage to get the sleep you need in these early weeks. Discuss how you can share night time baby duties. Splitting the nights (Mom on duty first 5 hours & Dad takes second part of the night), or Mom is on during the week and… Read more »