Baby Sleep: The Definitive Guide

As a new parent, teaching your baby to sleep is one of the most important skills you can give your little one.

And there is a lot that goes into mastering baby sleep: from self-soothing, to bedtime routines, to overcoming sleep regressions, it can be an overwhelming experience for new parents.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO GET YOUR BABY TO SLEEP BETTER, THEN UNDERSTANDING ALL THE DIFFERENT TIPS & TRICKS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST.

Getting Baby to Sleep: Why It's So Important

Other than the health of their babies, most parents would probably tell you that their #1 concern with their little ones is making sure that they're sleeping well.

Having a baby that's "not a good sleeper" is a bad situation for everyone: baby gets cranky and overtired, and mom and dad come to dread bedtime, knowing that it's going to be a struggle and that they'll be waking up throughout the night.

Parents that are able to successfully get their babies to sleep well dedicate a lot of time and effort in doing so.

WHY?

Because getting your baby to sleep through the night can literally be a life-changing experience.

And that's why we put together this guide: the most comprehensive baby sleep resources that you'll find anywhere.

Chapter 1

What Makes a Good Night's Sleep?

These resources will teach you all about the importance of baby sleep, how much sleep your baby needs by age, and a handy baby sleep chart to keep you on track.



Chapter 2

Keeping Baby On A Schedule

If you want your baby to be a good sleeper, it's a good idea to keep them on a consistent schedule. These resources teach you all about sleeping schedules, how to keep a sleep log, and some cool apps to use for tracking baby's sleep.



Chapter 3

What's Keeping Baby Awake?

Is your baby constantly waking and night, and you can't figure out why? It could be a number of things: bad sleep associations, hunger, colic, or teething, among other things. These resources walk you through each issue and what you can do to remedy them.


Chapter 4

Soothing Baby To Sleep

As you go about teaching your little one how to sleep, you'll learn one of the most important lessons is teaching them how to self soothe. These resources take a look at other soothing methods as well, from white noise to swaddles to whether or not you should use a pacifier. 


Chapter 5

Establishing a Bedtime Routine

You'll quickly learn how important it is to get baby on a consistent bedtime routine. These resources will show you everything you need to know on setting up your routine and sticking to it.


Chapter 6

Sleeping Through The Night

Ah, the holy grail of baby sleep: sleeping through the night. When your baby is sleeping 11-12 hours in a row, it makes all the difference. These resources show you what to expect and how you can help your little one sleep all night long.


Chapter 7

Sleep Training Methods

When a lot of new parents hear the term "sleep training", they immediately think of long bouts of unbearable crying ... but it doesn't have to be that way. There are many different kinds of sleep training. These resources walk you through each one, step-by-step.


Chapter 8

All About Naps

Besides sleeping through the night, a lot of parents are most concerned with getting their baby to nap well. Because there's nothing worse than the dreaded short nap. These resources show you what you can expect with naps, and how to get your little one to take hour long naps (and longer).


Chapter 9

Dealing With Sleep Regressions

Just when you think you've got this whole baby sleep thing down, sleep regressions rear their ugly heads. You'll want to be prepared to deal with these sleep regressions, and the below resources have you covered.

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Kate Trout
 

Hi there, I’m Kate! I started Maternity Glow to be a place to learn all about practical parenting tips, baby care tricks, and healthy-living hacks for new and expecting moms.

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