The 6 Month Sleep Regression Myth

Is There a 6 Month Sleep Regression?

We have all heard of the 4 month sleep regression, but is there a 6-month sleep regression? In my experience of over 15 years as a sleep consultant, there isn’t really a 6-month sleep regression so much as some other growth and development going on that may or may not impact your baby’s sleep. In …

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Baby Ear Infections and Sleep

Baby Ear Infections and Sleep

When your baby is not sleeping, one of the most difficult things to determine is whether or not your baby is in pain or if something else is wrong. There are many reasons for disrupted sleep and many parents aren’t sure whether they should start sleep training or not. Could it be an ear infection? …

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Does The Color Of Your Baby’s Nursery Affect Sleep?

When you are planning your baby’s nursery, odds are you spend lots of time thinking through your specific design plans: color schemes, coordinating furniture, accents and finishing touches, etc. But here’s something you might not consider… How will the colors you select for your nursery impact your baby’s mood? And most importantly (for our purposes) …

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Taming Summer Bedtimes: 3 Tips You Need

Summer is fully upon us, readers! But while warm temps and fun outdoor activities are great, those long, lazy days of summer may be seriously messing with your baby or toddler’s inner sleep clock. Over the summer, many babies start crying at bedtime and resisting sleep even more than usual. It’s also common for toddlers …

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Baby Sleeping More Than Usual? Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

baby sleeping more than usual

We all want our babies to sleep – but can you have too much of a good thing when it comes to baby sleep? We’ve written before about babies sleeping too much, but what if your baby suddenly starts sleeping more than usual? What if you’re seeing marathon naps, later-than-usual morning wake-up times, and/or finding …

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Wonder Weeks Chart: How The Wonder Weeks Affect Baby and Toddler Sleep

How The Wonder Weeks Affect Baby and Toddler Sleep

If you’re a parent, you’ve no doubt heard about The Wonder Weeks, written by Xaviera Plooij, Frans X. Plooij PhD, and Hetty van de Rijt PhD. The book outlines the 10 “wonder weeks” during infant development (which often cause sleep regressions), that all babies go through in the first 20 months of life. The book …

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6 Week Sleep Regression? Or Growth Spurt?

6 week sleep regression

“My newborn baby was sleeping so well…what happened??” Sound familiar? We hear this all. the. time. Our answers vary, depending on the unique baby in question. In our experience, the answer can be anything from teething to illness to temperament to the birth of a new sibling to a nap transition. But often, our answer …

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Do Babies Dream? What Do Babies Dream About?

Ever held a newborn or young baby in your arms and watched him sleep? Many babies are pretty “expressive” sleepers. During deep sleep, they twitch and jerk, they grunt and grimace, they make faces, they smile. All of that expression can make parents wonder, “Is my baby dreaming?” And it’s a valid question! You dream, …

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