Hello mammas and papas! My, time flies. Yesterday, my little girl started Kindergarten. Today, I’m uploading a video on how to approach daytime naps with a two month old who ain’t buying it!
Newborn sleep is sort of an obsession of mine, because I tried so many times to come up with ways to get my babies to sleep soundly! To start, here’s my schedule for a 2-4 month old breastfeeding baby, and here’s one for a formula fed baby!
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In today’s video, I describe how I approached naps at this stage. For starters, I looked at naps just as I did night-time sleep and put my babies down in their crib with blackout shades and as much quiet as I could procure.
Next, I tried to figure out why they didn’t want to go down. Did they need to burp? How about just a little more milk? Diaper change? It’s a trouble-shooting process and over time, you get to know your baby and learn how to listen for the signs of what she needs.
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Another big issue at this stage is the swaddle: is your baby comfortable being swaddled with her arms in? Or can you transition to an arms out swaddle with the hope that your little one will find a finger or thumb and self-soothe? I am 100% in favor of swaddling for naps, and in this video I explain why.
For more tips on how to get a 2 month old to sleep well during daytime naps, watch my video and please weigh in below with how you made it work at this stage!
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