Sometimes you try everything in the hopes that something will finally help your baby sleep more.
The constant wakes up are wearing you out.
You’re starting to feel like a Jack-In-The-Box constantly popping in and out of your baby’s nursery all. night. long.
Honestly, you’d be ok if she just woke up ONCE per night and easily went back to sleep.
But not that’s not what’s happening.
She waking up at 11 pm, 2 am and the dreaded 5 am refusing to go back to sleep.
And you’re having to work super hard during these wake ups to get her back down.
You begin to wonder, “Does it really have to be this way?”
If you’ve ever scratched your head wondering what you can do to help your baby sleep more, I’ve got two sweet tips for ya.
Here’s your quick recap:
- Step 1. Lay a strong foundation
- Begin looking at the timing of your baby’s sleep.
- Wait too late and she’ll be a crying mess (+ take forever to asleep)
- Start too early and she’ll be bright eyed, bushy tailed and want nothing to do with sleep
- The key is to find the happy medium
Remember, when babies are overtired it takes them FOREVER to fall asleep (Tweet that!)
- Step 2. Help your baby fall asleep on her own.
- Determine what you’re currently doing to help your baby fall asleep (i.e. holding her to sleep)
- Over the next week, work on decreasing the number of minutes you hold her
- I suggest starting with 2 minutes and slowly work up to 5+ minutes depending on your comfort level
- Give her time to adjust
Now it’s your turn:
In the comments, below tell me what you’re currently doing now to help your fall baby sleep
what you’ll start working on after reading today’s post.
Then stay tuned because next Wednesday I’m pulling a surprise out of my diaper bag that you won’t want to miss!