Jan 16, 2018
I’m joined by Kristen Schellenberg, business owner and mother of
6-month old baby Wyatt. Kristen seems to have tried various
techniques to put Wyatt to sleep but none seem to be working. She
tried soothing, bathing, even overfeeding. In this on-air
consultation, I walk Kristen through several other techniques she
can utilize to help get baby Wyatt on a consistent sleeping
What We Discuss in This Episode:
- At 6 months old, babies are capable of self-soothing and
transitioning themselves in and out of sleep
- You never want to rock to sleep or feed to sleep. Always try to
put the baby down awake so they can look around and get comfortable
with their surroundings to where they eventually feel comfortable
falling asleep on their own
- Try spreading out feeding times during the day by 3-4 hours so
when baby feeds, it is not a snack but a full hearty meal
- Look for indications that baby is still hungry, such as
finishing a whole bottle. That could mean the difference between a
baby that sleeps through the night and one that doesn’t.
- A lot of babies associate food with comfort, so learn to tell
the difference between hunger cues and when baby just needs to be
- Baths before bed time can help to regulate the baby’s body
temperature helping them to sleep better
- The most important thing parents should do is be consistent.
Keeping with a routine helps to minimize confusion for the
- Should a parent let baby cry it out? It depends!
“The Sleep Lady Shuffle” by Kim
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