5 Things You Can Do to Stop Your Newborn From Waking

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  • July 01, 2015

stop your newbornNewborns have different sleep patterns than older babies, but I think that sometimes we forget just how long it actually takes “normal” baby sleep patterns to develop. In fact, babies are considered “newborn” for the first 6 months of life, as their little bodies continue to mature.

Most babies don’t develop the ability to self-soothe (critical to every sleep coaching method out there, including The Shuffle) until 6 months. For parents who feel the need to sleep coach ‘as soon as possible’, some babies may be ready for some gentle guidance around 4 months, but not most.

In this Kids in the House video, I talk about 10 things that you can do to help encourage your newborn baby to sleep longer and wake less:

For more information on infants visit KidsInTheHouse.com

Kim West
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 24 years, and the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child. She is the author of The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight, its companion Workbook and 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies. Click here to read more about her.

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