Probably one of the most popular Google searches for parents of little ones is “how to get my baby to sleep”. I know a lot of you have Googled this, and so many things come up!
Ultimately, what you should end up focusing on are two things; sleep cues and wake windows. They are predictors for how to know when's the right time to help your baby sleep, and knowing that means that they will typically fall asleep a little bit easier, maybe stay asleep a little bit longer, and ultimately get their best sleep.
It’s a question most parents will ask at some point… “why is my baby waking up in the night?”
Maybe your baby was a great sleeper and now all of a sudden they are waking up, or maybe they have always had a hard time staying asleep.
We’ll break down all the potential reasons your baby could be waking up in the night, so you can play detective and start to learn how to decrease those extra or "unnecessary" wake-ups.
Ashley Cooley is a birth, baby and sleep specialist living in Dartmouth, NS with her husband and their three girls.