Newborn Sleep: The Ins and Outs

When you have a newborn, you may receive a folder from the hospital with a booklet containing common tips for your little one: How to nurse, how to track diapers, what to do if they are sick.

But for the majority of the parenting decisions, you are left to figure things out on your own.

And you know…that’s amazing! You were made to raise your child, and I believe you have everything it takes inside of you to do so.

But I also know how certain questions can keep you awake in the middle of the night, leaving you wondering:

How many ounces should she really be eating?

What if she’s still hungry?

Why hasn’t he pooped in 2 days?

Should he be sleeping longer than 1 hour at a time?

I know you’re probably exhausted already, and there’s no need to spend the precious hours you can be sleeping on Google looking for the answers.

So in today’s episode, I’m covering the ins and outs of newborn sleep: How long of a nap is typical? What can you do if they wake up early? How often should they nap? What if I can’t contact nap?

These first few months are amazing, tiring, emotional, and everything in between. I hope a dose of realistic expectation can make this time a little less stressful.

Sweet dreams!


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I’m Katie

certified pediatric sleep consultant

Fueled by equal parts caffeine and passion, I spend my days helping exhausted mamas get their babies the sleep they need. 

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