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Read Your Baby’s Sleepy Signals

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of No Cry Sleep Solution A good way to encourage good sleep is to get familiar with your baby’s sleepy signals, and put her down to sleep as soon as she seems tired. A baby cannot put herself to sleep, nor can she understand her own sleepy signs. A baby who […]

Regular Naps Improve Nighttime Sleep

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of No Cry Sleep Solution According to sleep research, and motherly experience, the length and the quality of naps affect nighttime sleep. (And, conversely, nighttime sleep affects naps.) Babies differ in their napping needs – but here’s a general guide that applies to most babies: Age Number of Naps Naptime Hours […]

Wonderful Sounds for Sleep

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of No Cry Sleep Solution The environment that your baby enjoyed for nine long months in the womb was not one of absolute quiet. There was a constant symphony of sound — your heartbeat and fluids rushing in and out of the placenta. (Remember those sounds from when you listened to […]

What is Preventing Your Baby from Sleeping Through the Night?

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of No Cry Sleep Solution Here’s something that may really surprise you: As much as we may want our babies to sleep through the night, our own subconscious emotions sometimes hold us back from encouraging change in our babies’ sleeping habits. You yourself may be the very obstacle preventing a change […]

Tricks To Help Get Baby To Sleep

By Heather Owens When you first come home with your new baby, there are so many new things to learn that it can be quite overwhelming. One priority, however, is to help your baby establish good sleeping habits. For a long time now baby has been sleeping in your womb, which is quite a restful […]

Solving Naptime Problems

by: Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Naps are important for your child’s health and growth. A nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy for the rest of the day. Studies show that children who nap are more adaptable, have longer attention spans, and are less fussy than those […]

Strategies and Tips for Getting Your Baby to Sleep at Night

It can be so hard to get your baby to fall asleep, even when you know he is tired. He may fight sleep and having to rest by kicking, screaming, crying or just fussing. Needless to say, while he is fighting it, you will probably be going nuts yourself. Babies are stubborn and when they […]

Sleeping Through the Night

It will happen. We promise you. One day your baby WILL sleep through the night. It may be soon, and unfortunately it could be much, much later. If you are lucky by the time your baby is a few months old you will both be getting at least a full eight hours of sleep. If […]

Newborn Baby Sleep Solutions – Tips and Wisdom

By Marvin Perry As a new mother or father, one of your priorities should be to develop good sleeping habits for your newborn baby. It is important for your baby to learn how to sleep on his or her own. The transition from sleeping with parents to sleeping on their own can be demanding and […]

Newborn Babies and Sleep

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of No Cry Sleep Solution Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. This is a glorious time in your life. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, you will find this a time of recovery, adjustment, sometimes confusion and frustration, but — most wonderfully — of falling in […]

Napping Your Baby

Not only can it be difficult to get your baby on a night time sleep schedule, but many people worry about the daytime sleep schedule as well. Some babies love to nap and go down easily without many problems for mom and dad. Other babies and toddlers fight naptime making it a very stressful and […]

Infants and Sleeping

By Heidi Ayarbe “Sleep like a baby.” The person who thought of this saying obviously never had children! Babies are active sleepers. Their eyes move; they squint; they moan; they gurgle; they smile; they mumble and grumble. This is normal and expected. You’ll understand why by reading on! Instead of using non-REM and REM for […]

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