Now that we have discussed why swaddling is important, the next step for parents is learning how to swaddle their baby. There are many options out there for new parents to try when it comes to swaddling blankets and they really make swaddling easy. Our favorite here at NNfN is the Miracle Blanket, it fits all size babies so you can use this as long as the baby or you need. This really is the best $30 investment you can make for peaceful nights. I can't reiterate enough how important swaddling is, especially because a newborn cannot control their reflexes until they are 4-5 months old. The main objection that most parents relay to me is that their baby likes/needs their arms out. It is important to understand that babies don't even know that they have arms at this early stage. When you swaddle them, they feel safe and secure and therefore they will sleep better because their arms aren't startling them awake. So parents, please try swaddling your newborns and see how it goes. I promise you, both you and your baby will be better rested. Next we will discuss when it is time to stop swaddling and move on to a sleep sack.
One of the most frequent questions that my clients ask is, how long will it take before their baby will sleep through the night? Usually we give them an estimate on what to expect, somewhere between 12-16 weeks for a healthy baby when working with one of our highly trained night nannies. But really, so much depends on what the family does during the day in conjunction with what the night nanny is doing at night. If you truly want your baby to sleep at night, you have to make sure to feed your baby every three hours during the day and ensure they are gettting sufficient and regular naps. The more that your baby is able to eat in the day, the less that they will need to eat at night. The same goes for sleep, sleep begets sleep, so an overtired baby will not sleep well at night. A little work on the families part goes a long way to getting your baby sleeping through the night!
Night Nannies for Newborns is proud to have been contacted and covered by the New York Times for an article on recent trends in child care.
SLOGGING through endless nights with a newborn baby has long been a parenting rite of passage. But for some dual-income parents, the arrival of the night nanny is making those 2 a.m. interruptions a thing of the past.
Demand for overnight nannies — also known as newborn specialists — has been growing, especially in the last five years and largely in major metropolitan areas,
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