Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#10: Help Your Baby Sleep Better at Night
with Joanna Clark
There’s nothing more frustrating as a new parent than dealing with sleep disruptions. After all, when the baby doesn’t sleep well, neither does one or both of the parents. This can make for some rough days! If you’ve spent your middle-of-the-night wakeups franticly Googling sleep tips, I’m sure you’re familiar with the term “sleep training.” But what does that really mean, and why is it such a hot topic among experts?
In this episode, I talk to sleep expert Joanna Clark of Blissful Baby Sleep Coaching. We discuss the three skills that your baby needs to develop before they can become a successful independent sleeper. We also dive into all things sleep schedules and sleep training.
Here’s a glance at this episode…
- [01:39] What we worry about when a baby isn’t sleeping
- [03:46] How much sleep babies need
- [05:51] Typical nighttime sleep disruptions
- [08:13] Signs your child is going through a milestone
- [12:08] What’s normal when getting a newborn to fall asleep
- [16:35] The 3 skills a child needs to be an independent sleeper
- [18:19] Sleep training your baby
- [24:13] Can a child just “figure it out” on their own?
- [24:30] Practical tips you can use tonight
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