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How to Sleep Train a Baby

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How to Sleep Train a Baby

Teaching your baby to fall asleep on their own is no easy task. But it will help both you and your baby get a good night's sleep...with less crying along the way. Remember, what works for one baby may not work for another. Each child is different, so don't be too hard on yourself if something that worked before doesn't work again.  Know how much sleep your baby needs According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), here's how much sleep a child needs by age: Newborns (0-3 months) Recommended: 14-17 hoursMay be appropriate: 11-13 hours (Not less than 11 hours)...

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Nap Time Isn't Just For Kids Anymore

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Nap Time Isn't Just For Kids Anymore

Desperate to close their eyes in hopes of getting a small burst of energy, many new parents crave the peaceful slumber they used to have before the baby arrived. They would preach to their childless friends, "Don't take sleep for granted. Enjoy it while you still can." When I was younger, sleep was always an afterthought since I "knew" that I could make it up anytime. But it wasn't until after I had a child, that something as simple as a bedtime routine would change so drastically. Night after night, I spent countless hours feeding, changing and soothing my precious baby. It...

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