How to Get a 3-Month-Old to Sleep On His Own

You might feel joy when you cradle your baby until he falls asleep, but at some point it's beneficial for you and your baby if he learns to fall asleep on his own. Babies who can fall asleep on their own are better able to soothe themselves back to sleep should they wake up in the middle of the night.

Lillian Downey
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How Do I Get Your Newborn to Sleep in a Crib?

Newborn babies are an absolute joy. And while most newborns sleep about 14 to 18 hours every day, parents often face many challenges getting them to sleep. Though it’s sometimes easy for a newborn baby to fall asleep in the your arms, the challenge comes when trying to put a baby in a crib to sleep.

Sarah Davis
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Infant Noises in Sleep

Whoever coined the phrase “sleeping like a baby” must not have lived with a newborn: babies are noisy sleepers, and new parents are treated to a nightly symphony of grunts, whimpers, snorts and yelps.

Shannon Thorn
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Baby Rolling Over in Sleep

With the advent of the "Back to Sleep" campaign by the National Institutes of Health, the recommendation that babies be placed on their backs to sleep has significantly reduced the incidence of SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome.

Bridget Coila
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How to Cover a Baby to Sleep

You may think that your baby needs a soft, fluffy blanket in order to sleep comfortably, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission actually discourages the usage of blankets in your baby's crib. Blankets can cover your baby's nose and mouth, causing him to suffocate.

Kay Ireland
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The Best Sleeping Position for a Baby

In the early days of caring for a newborn, parents may be desperate for sleep. While getting that needed sleep is important, parents must ensure that their babies are in a safe sleeping space and position.

Maria Magher
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How Long Should a Baby Cry When He's Going to Sleep?

A school of thought holds that letting your baby "cry it out" teaches him to fall asleep without comfort. Some sleep and parenting experts swear by the value of letting your baby soothe himself, while others believe you should swoop in to provide comfort at the first tear.

Kathryn Walsh
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Is It Safe to Fall Asleep While Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is a natural and generally safe practice. It can help prevent infections and reduce the risk of cot death, or sudden infant death syndrome, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Sarka-Jonae Miller
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The Disadvantages of Mini Cribs

When you have a small nursery or need to fit a crib into a room with an older child, a mini crib is an attractive option. Grandparents often purchase mini cribs to provide a safe place for their infant grandchildren to sleep when they visit.

Kristen May
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Sweating While Sleeping in Newborns

Just like children and adults sweat, so do babies -- even newborns. Newborns spend the majority of their day sleeping, and they are just as prone to sweat while asleep as they are awake. In some cases, the sweating is nothing to be worried about, but sometimes it can be a sign of a serious condition.

Elizabeth Falwell
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Advice for a One Year Old Baby Who Won't Sleep

By his first birthday, your baby should be sleeping about 13 hours a day. However, sleep does not always come easily for all babies — particularly 1-year-olds, who are just learning skills like crawling and walking.

Rose Erickson
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Reasons for Sleepiness in a Baby

As a new parent, you might have prepared yourself for a lack of sleep when your baby arrived. While you likely aren't well rested, you might find that your baby sleeps more than you expected. Babies don't sleep for long intervals, but they do sleep often. Newborns often sleep from 14 to 18 hours a day.

Barbie Carpenter
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