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Updated: Nov 14, 2022


There’s no question that babies are a wonder to behold. They bring joy and happiness wherever they go, and the experience of raising one can be truly exhilarating. But there is also no doubt that the first year of parenting is exhausting! From sleepless nights to diaper changes and teething headaches, there are few things as challenging as caring for a baby. As you might imagine, there are many different types of babies out there – some sleep well every night while others struggle with insomnia. However, one thing all newborns have in common is a tendency to startle out of their slumber at least once during the night. This means you need to be ready with an effective game plan when it comes time for bed: how do we get our little ones back off again without waking up cranky? Here are some tips on how to make sure those precious moments of restful sleep don’t become something else entirely (well…).

Newborn Babies (0-6 months)

Newborns sleep a lot. They also sleep in cycles. The following are some of the most important things to know about newborn babies' sleeping patterns and habits:

  • Newborns sleep best when they are held. This is because it mimics the feeling of being in the womb where they were held by their mother's body. Holding your baby while she sleeps will help her feel warm, safe, and loved by you even if she doesn't remember these feelings later on.

  • Newborns do not need a dark room at all times while they're awake during the day because their eyelids haven't yet opened enough for them to see much anyway! However, keep your newborn's room as dark as possible at night so it feels like nighttime for him or her when he or she goes back down for more sleep after waking up every few hours due to hunger pains (see below).

Newborns sleep best when they are swaddled. This is because it makes them feel safe and secure by being wrapped up tightly in clothes like they were inside mommy's belly! They will usually sleep better if they're swaddled while you hold them as well, but make sure not to do this too often or overdo it with the blankets because newborn babies can get overheated easily which could cause them some discomfort.

6 to 12 Months Old

This is a very active period of your baby's life. She may be learning to crawl, walk and even talk!

Your little one will also be learning about the world around her. She may enjoy exploring different toys or objects that you have provided for her entertainment, or she might be more interested in her own body parts at this time. Different babies develop at different rates—some are walking by age 12 months while others aren't walking until 18 months old (or later), and some babes don't begin speaking until after their second birthday! So don't worry if your little one doesn't seem ready to take those first steps just yet; give it time and they'll get there eventually!

From 6 months to 1 year, your baby will begin asserting her independence. She may resist your attempts to help her stand up on her own or insist that she can do something for herself (even if it isn't possible). This is a good thing! Your little one is learning about autonomy and self-reliability. Try not to be too demanding of these qualities at this age since they require lots of patience from everyone involved; let your baby figure out how much control she has over herself at

1 to 2 Year Old

1-2 year olds

The most common memories of babies are their need to learn how to sleep, which means they may wake up more often than you think they should.

They also may have separation anxiety or be afraid of the dark.

A common fear at this age is monsters!

Some toddlers will think that anything out of the ordinary is a monster. If you let your toddler see something scary on TV, like a spider or snake, and then tell them it's gone when it isn't there anymore (even though you turned off the TV), some toddlers will imagine that those things are still lurking in the dark corners of their bedrooms waiting for them at night.

3 to 5 Year Old

  • Get your child to bed at the same time each night.

  • Establish a routine. Get into the habit of having a bedtime story, snack and song or game before you put them to sleep. You can also create a relaxing atmosphere in their bedroom by dimming the lights and making sure their toys are put away and organized.

  • Make sure they get enough sleep. A child's need for sleep goes down as they get older, but you should still make sure they're getting enough rest so that they can learn and grow properly in school. Children under five years old should get between 13-15 hours of sleep per day; 5-12 year olds should have between 10-13 hours of sleep per day; tweens ages 12-17 should have 8-10 hours of sleep per day; teenagers ages 18-19 should have 7-8 hours per day (they do not need as much since this is when most teens' bodies begin producing melatonin at night).

Like many aspects of parenting, some babies have nightly patterns right away, while others seem to have a different pattern every night. Don’t worry – we have the tips you need.

Like many aspects of parenting, some babies have nightly patterns right away, while others seem to have a different pattern every night. Don’t worry – we have the tips you need.

Sleep patterns can change as your baby grows. If your little one is sleep-stacking (sleeping for 5-6 hours at a time), he or she may be ready to move onto one nap per day within a few weeks of starting solids.* Once they make this transition, it’s important that you keep naps short—no longer than two hours—and not before bedtime so that he or she isn’t overtired by bedtime.*

If your baby is still sleeping in multiple blocks of time through the night and taking one long daytime nap, try cutting out those extra blocks of sleep during the day first before moving on to the nighttime routine.* For example: if your child goes down for his 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., wake him up at 7:00 p.m.; if he sleeps until 8:00 p.m., wake him up at 8:00 p.m.; if he sleeps until 9:30 p.[sic]


Sleep is a complicated and often frustrating topic for new parents. But it’s important to remember that every baby has their own unique sleep patterns, and what works for one may not work for another. With some trial and error, you can find the right fit for your family’s needs.

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