"My baby is going through a leap!"
A phrase that I hear, oh so often!
The app that is referenced most often for these leaps can be insightful and help parents feel like they aren't losing their minds but that their baby is changing and that it's super normal.
The thing is if your baby isn't sleeping well, and things aren't improving despite the leaps they are going through, then it's time to have a chat:)
Your baby can be sleeping well within a couple of weeks and we don't have to wait for a particular leap to be done to make those changes.
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Today I want to quickly touch on a milestone that is a common sleep disruptor and what you can do about it!
If your baby is rolling during the day, or all of a sudden in the middle of the night, it's time to 1) get them out of the swaddle and 2) get them practicing!
The more they practice rolling and master the skill, the faster they will adjust to, most likely, sleeping on their tummies. This means that you won't have to go in several times per night to adjust them;)
Lay them on a blanket on the floor and gently lift the edges to get them started, and let them practice getting themselves onto their tummies and back onto their backs.
Practice for 3-5 minutes, 3-5 x per day!
The guideline here in Canada says that if a baby can roll to their tummy and back, they can sleep on their tummies at night.
The guidelines used to be that if a baby can roll onto their tummy by themselves, they can stay there.
My theory for the change was that some really young babies were able to roll onto their tummies, but weren't strong enough to hold their heads, etc.
Anyways, that's my theory...
Until then, you'll have to roll them back onto their back in the night...
So that brings us back to...practice!
If you can help your baby master rolling, they can then sleep on their tummies at night and for naps.
Most babies end up sleeping on their tummies BTW, I realize a lot of first time parents don't know this, so this is your public service announcement...
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