If you are new to parenting you will find that getting your baby to sleep can be a challenge, but thankfully there are several techniques you can try. Every baby has a different personality and sleep requirements; some babies are great sleepers and stay that way throughout infancy and others end up staying awake more.
You can expect your baby to sleep anywhere from 10 to 18 hours per day during their first few months of their lives, and your baby will need to eat a lot during their first months of their life.
Babies also do not differentiate between night and day during the first 6 to 8 weeks of their life, and their “awake time” may end up being throughout the entire evening. Breastfed babies need to be fed at least every 2 hours, while bottle fed babies can be fed slightly less often. So, you can expect to get a lot less sleep during your baby’s first few months, but there are techniques you can start implementing start at about 8 weeks at the earliest.
One of the most helpful ways to get your baby to sleep is to develop a rhythm and a routine which we will discuss in this guide. You should also be aware of the basics of toddler and baby health so that you know when there are issues with your child’s health instead of standard problems.
There are also several sleep training methods that can be very helpful for getting your baby to sleep at the times you prefer. These methods have been designed by leading baby sleep experts and pediatricians. There are many different approaches to sleep training, and there is no such thing as a “right” approach, as each approach has been proven to work in different circumstances. The approach that you decide to use for sleep training, if you even need to sleep train your baby, depends on your comfort with that particular approach and the advice of your pediatrician.
Be forewarned that none of our advice constitutes medical advice and that you should always speak with a pediatrician before implementing any of the advice in this report. There may be unique considerations for your baby such as medical conditions that require attention during the evening, and other unique circumstances that may need to be discussed with your pediatrician. You may also need to be aware of symptoms or other health issues with your baby, and as a result of these factors there is no guide that can be fully comprehensive on baby sleep.
However, the methods described in this guide have been developed by leading baby sleep experts and there is detailed information on different techniques and tricks you can try to help your baby get to sleep. You will find that these methods can be very effective, and you should only try the routines and methods that you feel your baby would respond best to and that you feel comfortable with as a parent. If you are new to parenting everything will be a unique experience, and you will have to learn as you go, but we hope that this guide will prove to be a valuable tool as you learn effective ways to help your baby get a good night’s sleep and stay healthy.