Newborn Wakes Every Hour? Here’s How To Get More Sleep

Parenting in the first few weeks is SO trying and difficult. You of course knew that babies don’t sleep for very long stretches, and that they developmentally SHOULDN’T.

But waking every hour? Every 30 minutes? Every FIFTEEN? It can make you feel like you’re losing your mind.

I am convinced that these simple tricks are what helped both of my children to sleep longer stretches.

Not every baby likes to be swaddled, but the majority do. Swaddling works for two reasons. It mimics being in the womb, and It lessens the Moro (Startle) Reflex so that your baby doesn’t startle himself awake.

Swaddle Your Baby

My first child was 100% happy to sleep flat on her back in the Arm’s Reach CoSleeper.

Make Sure Baby Has A Safe Place To Sleep That Your Baby Likes

Babies are smarter than we think. They can start to identify patterns at as little as 6 weeks old. Having a routine will help your baby relax because she will know what is coming next.

Have A Good Newborn Sleep Schedule

Sleeping with white noise is going to also simulate the womb where your baby had constant noise.

Use White Noise

Naps should be in a bright room so that baby’s internal clock can adjust if necessary.

Make Sure You Have A Good Newborn Nap Schedule

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