0 to 20 weeks
0 to 20 weeks
learn your baby, love yourself
You have so many questions about sleep and the nature of your questions change on a daily basis. You have a ton of books, but you’re too exhausted to read. Identifying questions is good, but it is even more important to learn your baby’s rhythms and needs.
- nap more during the day so that she will eat better and sleep better at night.
- encourage self-soothing after your baby has been fed, burped, and is comfortable.
- identify patterns of sleep and recognize sleepy cues, helping your baby to catch the sleep wave
I will be honest. These first few months can feel very overwhelming. You are being inundated with well wishers and advice. Some days you have too many people around and some days not enough. You will be told what to read, what to buy, what you are doing wrong, and from time to time what you are doing right. If you are like me, you will start googling and reading over parent social media boards looking for the right answers and support. Like a needle in a haystack, there is good advice out there, and there are good people looking to share their ideas. However it is also important to remember that most parents or grandparents share what works or worked for them and their children. At Sleepy on Hudson, we think it is crucial that you get the best answers for your questions. We want to partner with you to make this time better for you and your baby.
If you need more active, hands on support, then we encourage you to connect right away with our infant specialist, Hilary Baxendale.