Congratulations on your new baby! Welcome to the parenting club! Or if this isn’t your first rodeo, welcome back to Team Baby!
Listen the first few months are pretty bananas so let me break it down for you – Sleep shouldn’t be your #1 priority the second you have a baby – soothing, safety, and feeding are the primary concerns. I know that can be tough pill to swallow because most of us find that newborn babies DO NOT SLEEP and after a few days of the non-sleeping, it may be the ONLY thing you can focus on.
So here are some bitter truths that I’m going to share with you because we’re friends now and you need to know:
- Sleep and crying are at their worst for the first 6 weeks. This is the newborn gauntlet and it’s generally pretty rough for everybody.
- Your newborn’s ability to sleep at night will take roughly 2 months to develop. So that’s also happening.
So what you really need are tools to survive the first 6-8 weeks and a plan to dramatically improve your baby’s sleep once they develop the ability to sleep better at night. All of that (and more!) can be found in this handy portable guide – the Precious Little Sleep book.
If your baby is 6 weeks old and sleep is messy it’s because they’re a 6 week old. If it’s still messy at 3 months there’s room for improvement! The book gives you all the tools you need go gradually help your newest family member get the healthy sleep they need to grow and thrive!
Once you have the book come join the free Facebook group for ongoing advice and support. It’s a lifesaver and one of the few places you can reach out for help at 2 am.
In the meantime you can also check out these helpful free resources.
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