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. My associate Lindsay and I are constantly looking for the best products out there and the best articles and books for you and your questions. We will share them here and through our social media arm. Keep in touch.
That said, if you want to read something, I suggest:
In fact Alice Callahan’s entire website is invaluable,
BABY 411 FOR THE NEW (AND EXPECTING MOTHER)
Whether you are entering your last trimester and ready to think beyond your birth plan or just got home and don't know where to go from here, let sleepy on hudson's infant and baby expert Lindsay Rothman help you establish a healthy and hopeful foundation for sleep. From must have products to items you really can skip, Lindsay will help you customize your baby's sleep space in a fantastic, safe, and innovative way and will teach you healthy sleep habits that you can implement at anytime.
- Pre-call questions and goals form
- 30 minute phone call covering healthy infant sleep habits, what to work on, what to not worry about, and the must haves.
- A virtual nursery analysis
- Follow up notes on everything covered, sample schedules, and personalized product recommendations for nursery and beyond.
- 1 check in phone call to update and answer follow up questions between 8 and 12 weeks.
(also a perfect gift)
If you are looking for a few essentials for your nursery, I suggest a good good quality white noise machine (marpac dohm), a safe place for your baby to sleep when she is not with or on you (dock a tot, arms reach co sleeper), and a good video monitor that allows you to determine when to go in and when not to go in.
My associate Lindsay, my infant and baby sleep expert, can work directly with you if you would like an edited list of what to buy, when to buy it that is crafted expressly for you and your baby.
Our current favorite product is: The Easy Night Portable Blackout Shade, perfect for summer travel.