Tegan is a certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant in Northern Colorado serving families all over the world the gift of sleep. Learn more about Tegan, aka Your Dream Maven, as well as more great infant and child sleep tips on her website, Facebook or Instagram.
Healthy Sleep Habits From the Start
If your little one is less than three months old, or if you are expecting a new baby and want to get off to a great sleep start these new born sleep tips will be very valuable.
You will be teaching your baby healthy sleep habits right from the very beginning.
As a Certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant, I help families safely get their babies, toddler and older children sleeping through the night.
Newborn Sleep Goals:
Goal #1: Independent Sleep Skills
One of the most crucial elements for teaching children to fall asleep and stay asleep is helping them develop independent sleep skills. It is important that you avoid teaching your baby to rely on a sleep prop. (feeding to sleep is the most common). Keep your baby awake during feeding is key.
Goal #2: Full Feeds
Encouraging full feeds during the day by creating an Eat. Play. Sleep schedule. Newborn babies (up to 3 months) will need to take 4-5 naps a day. These naps should ideally be between 1-3 hours. Most newborns should only be awake for 45-60 minutes before it is time to take another nap.
Goal #3: Consistent Bedtime Routine
Establishing a consistent bedtime routine from day one is a great way to help your baby organize days and nights, which leads to consolidated nighttime sleep more quickly. One of the best things to signal that bedtime is near is a warm bath.
Example Bedtime Routine
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