Reflux and Baby Sleep : Helping Your Infant with GERD Does your baby suffer from reflux or GERD? Reflux can cause night wakenings, discomfort when lying down, and shortened naps. However, a diagnosis of reflux doesn’t mean you can’t sleep train your baby. With a little planing and patience, reflux and baby sleep can coexist.…
DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START WITH YOUR NEWBORN SLEEP ISSUES?
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In the first months of life (typically zero to three months), rather than focus on newborn sleep issues, we concentrate on establishing basic rhythms and routines that will help babies learn to sleep better. You can gently shape some newborns’ sleep habits early on and hopefully prevent future sleep problems. We also learn a repertoire of soothing techniques that will help us become more confident parents, able to help our babies feel calm and secure, without relying exclusively or constantly on the breast or a bottle.
Consider this precious time a sleep-shaping phase and less a sleep-coaching phase. Cherish these first few months – which will fly by – as your gift of time to bond with your baby. There will be plenty of opportunities soon enough to worry about sleep. Your newborn sleep issues are just that – newborn issues. With time and appropriate parent coaching, a lot of issues will resolve with age.