Medical Problems

Baby Doctor
Most babies are perfectly healthy and almost all sleep challenges are the result of the fact that:

A) They’re babies.

B) We’re mucking it up.

This doesn’t make you a bad parent, a stupid parent, or an uncaring parent. Figuring out how to best help your baby sleep is hard and often it comes down to a lengthy process of trial and error. But for 90% of us, our struggles are fairly organic and will go away if we can come up with and execute a solid sleep plan.

For the remaining 10% of parents, challenging baby sleep is frequently related to or caused by an underlying medical wrinkle.

The most common medical contributors to baby not sleeping are:


Hello Teeth, Goodbye Sleep

2. Infant Reflux

Reflux 101: When Baby Cries Too Much
What to Do About Infant Reflux?
A Pediatrician Weighs In On Infant Reflux
Getting Your Baby to Take Their Medicine (Reflux or otherwise)

3. Food Allergies

The Ultimate Food Allergy Survival Guide
Introducing Your Baby to Food: Myth vs. Fact

4. Sleep Apnea

If you’re concerned, have a chat with your pediatrician. If you want to be part of the ongoing conversation use the email sign-up form on the right to stay in the loop.