Moms on Call's Best Baby Sleep Tips for New Parents

Written by: Laura Hunter, LPN & Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN



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Hey, sleep-deprived parents! We know you're dreaming of the day when you can finally say goodbye to those 3 AM wake-up calls. Well, grab your coffee and get comfy because we've got some game-changing baby sleep tips to share. Let's make those sweet dreams a reality!

Stick to the Schedule

Babies thrive on routine, and with Moms on Call, it’s all about the clock! Create a consistent daily schedule for feeding, napping, and bedtime. This helps your baby know what to expect and when. A predictable routine can work wonders for everyone’s sleep.

Create a Sleep-Inducing Environment

Make your baby’s sleep space cozy and calm:

  • Dim the lights: A dark room signals it’s time to sleep.
  • White noise: A gentle hum can work wonders. Think ocean waves or soft rainfall.

  • Comfortable crib: A firm mattress with a snug-fitting sheet is perfect. Keep toys and loose blankets out for safety.

Swaddle Magic

For newborns, swaddling can be a lifesaver. It mimics the snugness of the womb and can help soothe your baby to sleep. Just make sure to swaddle safely – not too tight, and with room for those little hips to move. *For babies 3 months and under, showing no signs of rolling over.

Day and Night Differentiation

Help your baby learn the difference between day and night:

  • Daytime: Keep the house bright, engage in play, and have plenty of noise.

  • Nighttime: Keep things quiet and dark. Avoid stimulating activities and speak softly.

Lay Down Drowsy, But Awake

This one’s a gem! Put your baby down when they’re drowsy but still awake. This helps them learn to fall asleep on their own. It might take a few tries, but patience will pay off.

Pacifier? Why Not!

A pacifier can be a great tool to help your baby settle back down, especially when swaddled until they have purposeful movements of those limbs. Consider taking it away once the swaddle is removed.

Nighttime Check-ins

If your baby wakes up in the middle of the night, wait a few minutes before going in to soothe them. Sometimes, they might settle back down on their own. If not, keep the interaction brief and soothing – a gentle pat or a soft whisper is often all they need.

Take Care of Yourself

Last but definitely not least – take care of YOU. A well-rested, happy parent is the best gift you can give your baby. Don’t hesitate to ask for help and sneak in naps whenever you can.

So there you have it, our top baby sleep tips to help you and your little one get those precious Zzz’s. Sweet dreams and happy napping!

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Co-Founders of Moms on Call

Laura Hunter, LPN and Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN

Co-Founders of Moms on Call, Pediatric Nurses and Moms to 8 kids between them, Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker created Moms on Call to simplify parenting. Through their books, online courses, podcast and content, they help parents everywhere navigate the first four years with confidence and better sleep.

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