You’ve scheduled Mom & Baby yoga, swimming lessons, and grocery shopping all within the first 5 hours of the day. Baby sleeps for 15 minutes on the way to yoga and then has another little catnap on the way home from swimming lessons. Dinner time rolls around and the witching hour begins.
Remember those days when your little newborn would sleep forever in the stroller, on your shoulder or the carrier? Even 10 fire trucks flying down Queen Street wouldn’t wake up your peaceful sleeping beauty. This is the sleep of newborns! They can sleep anytime, anywhere.
Time really does fly, especially when you have kids. How is it already March?! The sun is shining, Wiarton Willie, our Ontario groundhog, predicted an early spring, and the clocks are moving forward again. Get ready as Daylight Savings Time kicks in again at midnight on Sunday, March 12th.
If there’s one topic every new parent wants to talk about, it’s sleep. When should my baby go to sleep? How long should they be up for? What is a proper bedtime? These are common questions that I get, as a sleep consultant. Trying to figure it all out can make a new parent's head spin. There is a lot of great information online, but let me break it down for you.
Remember this is a rough guideline. Watch your baby and look for those tired signs!
At some point, every new parent learns that babies who are wonderful sleepers from the moment they’re born until they move out as adults, are a myth. Whether your baby is a short napper, a frequent night time nurser, in the midst of a sleep regression, or colicky, you may find yourself frantically looking for answers on Dr. Google in the middle of the night.