Baby Sleep: Top tips

Baby Sleep: Top tips

Ensure restful sleep for the whole family with this three-point checklist.

As every new parent knows, it can be challenging to put your baby to bed, let alone ensure he gets a good night's sleep. Follow these guidelines to help keep your sleeping baby safe.

  1. Choose firm over soft. Have your baby sleep on a firm mattress. You'll also want to clear your baby's crib of pillows and stuffed animals that could increase the risk of suffocation. If your baby falls asleep in an infant carrier or stroller, move him to a firm surface as soon as possible.
  2. Keep your baby cool. Before bedtime, dress her in no more than one more layer than you would wear yourself, given the room temperature. Sweating, damp hair flushed cheeks, rapid breathing and a hot chest are all signs that she's too hot.
  3. Place her on her back. Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep for the first year of life. If your healthy baby is already able to roll from tummy to back on her own, it's okay for her to do so in her sleep.

Bedtimes should be filled with sweet dreams. With these safety tips in mind, you and your baby are set for some well-deserved rest.

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Yeah ok


I do all of this, plus the same routine at the same time every night.... and at 7 months old she STILL gets up throughout the night, and now also refuses naps...

8 mo


Sleep training went great until my 8 mo got sick. Now I'm trying to get her back to sleeping 6-8 hours without waking. Suggestions?

Same Problem


My 7mon old went from sleeping all night to waking up at least twice. We have made sure she is not too warm too cold we've tried everything!



We do all these things including the same routine every night and my 6 month old still gets up 6-8 times a night.



my daughter is 5 months old and went from sleeping through the night to waking up 6 times a night. Sometimes every hour! She takes a nap during the day usually and hour an half. What do I do???

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