My Baby Won’t Sleep

The number one reason your baby will not sleep is because your baby does not know how to sleep.

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Newborn babies do not have the ability to get themselves to sleep. Babies cannot even calm themselves for the first three months. They are dependent on their parent to do that for them. Developmentally your baby can begin to learn some self-soothing skills starting around 3 months. I help parents set up the correct environment, timing and process to promote sleep leading to a well rested baby.   new parent package

When your baby turns 4 months old there are major sleep development changes happening inside the body. One of the changes is that sleep now moves through sleep cycles. Your baby must learn how to continue from one sleep cycle to the next sleep cycle during their sleep in order to make sleep restorative and the baby to wake up rested rather than still tired.

The inability to move from one sleep cycle to the next leads to frequent waking during the night and short naps. Interrupted sleep is exhausting for baby and parent.

Your baby needs to learn the skill of getting to sleep and staying asleep to become well rested. Your baby wants to sleep as much as you do, and is frustrated when unable to do that.

I work with parents to coach them as they teach their child healthy sleep habits.  phone/skype or in home sleep consult  The benefits of healthy sleep habits are life-long. Sleep leads to more sleep for your little one.

“A baby that sleeps well leads to a happier baby and a happier momma.”
Arlene Fryling

Helping Babies Sleep

Arlene Fryling

Arlene is a registered nurse and certified sleep consultant for children 0-5 years. She has cared for premature, sick, and many healthy babies. For over 15 years she has taught expectant parents how to care for their newborns through classes teaching basic baby care, infant massage classes, and moderating support groups for new moms as they deal with parenting issues.

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