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The Importance of Good (Sleep) Hygiene

November 14, 2018

It's probably safe to say that all new parents know their babies need to be fed, changed and bathed regularly in order to stay happy and healthy. But relatively few of us enter parenthood knowing how important sleep—specifically good sleep hygiene—is for our baby’s well-being. But at Baby Sleep Science, this is one of our favorite topics! Understanding and consistently practicing good sleep habits is the basis for improving (or maintaining) your baby’s or toddler’s sleep. That’s why we’re offering a FREE webinar on Optimal Sleep Hygiene to get you started or offer a refresher.

 

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What is good sleep hygiene? In this brief video, Eliza Van Reen, PhD, of Brown University guides you through the basics, including:

 

  • How much sleep is normal for my baby’s age? (Read more here.)
     

  • Understanding the two sleep drives that cause your little one to sleep
     

  • The importance of light exposure for shifting or stabilizing the circadian rhythm
     

  • Establishing consistent bed and wake times and routines that allow for enough sleep and are compatible with your daily schedule
     

  • How to create the ideal sleep environment for your child

 

Take a few minutes while your baby is feeding or napping to check out this helpful free resource! Although improving sleep hygiene may not solve all of your little one’s sleep issues, it’s always a good idea to start with a strong foundation before you tackle more complex sleep problems. If you need more help navigating the ins and outs of baby and toddler sleep, we can help! Schedule a personalized consult with us today. 

 

 

 

 

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