As you care for your newborn, you begin to recognize what their cries mean. You develop a sense for when the baby is sleepy, hungry, gassy, sick or in need of a new diaper. But sometimes you can’t console them, no matter how much you try.
With all the excitement and stimulation that kids face throughout the day, it can be hard to get them settled in time for bed. Yet, sleep is crucial to a child’s mental and physical development. It promotes growth, prevents illness, and boosts learning capabilities. In fact, sufficient sleep has been labelled as just as important for kids as good nutrition and regular exercise.
The holiday travel season is in full swing, and parents are wondering how they are going to get their baby to sleep well despite the breaks in routine. Traveling with a baby – across town or across the country – can be a daunting task, especially as a new parent.
Many newborn and young infants love being swaddled because it makes them feel safe and secure. However, by the time infants are three or four months, they should not be swaddled as they need to be able to move around freely – especially while they are sleeping or napping.
While newborns should dictate their own schedule, there are definitely ways in which you can begin to see your baby’s sleep mature during those early months, and you can start to take steps during that “fourth trimester” that will put your baby on a path to good sleep for the ensuing months.
Eirene engaged our community on topics such as mastering sleep routines, fixing sleep deprivation, nap transitions, co-sleeping, and more. She honest, simple, and judgement-free strategies to get the entire family sleeping better.
The struggle is real. Today’s parents are more tired than ever and the culprit is often a 10lbs bundle of love aka a non-sleeping baby. Sleep seems so natural, but so many parents are doing it wrong. Enter Kylee Sallak from Back to Basics Parenting.
Sleep is important for health and development, so it’s important that toddlers get the rest they need each night.