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The Perfect Baby Sleep Environment
Sunlight, noise, temperature and humidity can play a huge role in your and your baby's overall sleep quality. Good sleep hygiene, your habits around sleep, isn’t just about screen time and caffeine intake, having a cozy sleep environment can help you and your baby achieve some good restorative sleep.
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How to Maximize Sleep with a New Baby
Sleep Awareness Week is a reminder, especially for parents, of the importance of sleep for their overall well-being and health, as well as their baby's. Read our blog for a few ways to maximize the amount of sleep you get, even if you’re a parent to a new baby.
It’s that time of year again 🤯 Use our sleep guide to help prepare your little one for Daylight Saving Time. Just follow the wake up and bedtime suggestions (while shifting naps 10 minutes earlier each day) and your little one will handle the time change like a champ. You’ve got this! 🙌 Daylight Savings Time Spring, Daylight Savings Time, Daylight Savings, Bedtime Routine, Saving Time, Sleep Guide, How To Wake Up Early, Bedtime, Change
Daylight Saving Time Spring Forward Guide
It’s that time of year again 🤯 Use our sleep guide to help prepare your little one for Daylight Saving Time. Just follow the wake up and bedtime suggestions (while shifting naps 10 minutes earlier each day) and your little one will handle the time change like a champ. You’ve got this! 🙌
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The Secret Behind Baby Wake Windows
What are baby wake windows? Baby wake windows are the average amount of time a baby is awake between naps or nighttime sleep. But your baby isn’t an average baby! In a world full of babies, they are an individual bit of perfection that doesn’t fit into one box. So to quote a famous pirate, baby wake windows are “more like guidelines.”
What are baby wake windows? Why are they so complicated? Baby wake windows are the average amount of time a baby is awake between naps or nighttime sleep. But your baby isn’t an average baby! In a world full of babies, they are an individual bit of perfection that doesn’t fit into one box. So to quote a famous pirate, baby wake windows are “more like guidelines.” Now that we’ve defined baby wake windows, let’s break them down into information we can actually use. Let It Be
The Secret Behind Baby Wake Windows
What are baby wake windows? Why are they so complicated? Baby wake windows are the average amount of time a baby is awake between naps or nighttime sleep. But your baby isn’t an average baby! In a world full of babies, they are an individual bit of perfection that doesn’t fit into one box. So to quote a famous pirate, baby wake windows are “more like guidelines.” Now that we’ve defined baby wake windows, let’s break them down into information we can actually use.
A cue is defined as a signal that helps us to understand what is needed in a particular situation. Newborns are born “hard-wired” with a desire to socialize and communicate; they use cues to bridge that communication gap until they are old enough to more formally communicate with us. Many parents might guess that crying is how a newborn communicates, but in reality, crying is a baby’s last resort. There is always a behavior or cue that comes before a cry. Parents, Reading, Newborns, Parenting, Newborn, Behavior, What Is Need, Toddler, Born
Sleep Cues for Your Baby or Toddler
A cue is defined as a signal that helps us to understand what is needed in a particular situation. Newborns are born “hard-wired” with a desire to socialize and communicate; they use cues to bridge that communication gap until they are old enough to more formally communicate with us. Many parents might guess that crying is how a newborn communicates, but in reality, crying is a baby’s last resort. There is always a behavior or cue that comes before a cry.
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Fall Back: Tips to Tackle Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time is ending soon, and with it sometimes your sanity. It’s just a one hour time change, but your baby will react like they haven’t slept in days! Getting ahead of the change is your best chance at avoiding a sleep disruption and a grumpy start to your November. Here are some quick tips to get you ahead of the change by gradually moving bedtime and nap times which will make the time change a seamless transition.
There are few things that cause parents more panic than the twice-yearly time change. In just a few short weeks, we’ll have to deal with Daylight Saving Time ending, meaning when the clock reads 7:00 am on the morning of the time change it will feel like 8:00 am. Keep reading for more tips on how to adjust your baby's sleep schedule. Sleep Schedule, Baby Sleep Schedule
Daylight Savings Time — Adjusting Your Baby's Sleep Schedule
There are few things that cause parents more panic than the twice-yearly time change. In just a few short weeks, we’ll have to deal with Daylight Saving Time ending, meaning when the clock reads 7:00 am on the morning of the time change it will feel like 8:00 am. Keep reading for more tips on how to adjust your baby's sleep schedule.
What are baby wake windows? Baby wake windows are the average amount of time a baby is awake between naps or nighttime sleep. But your baby isn’t an average baby! In a world full of babies, they are an individual bit of perfection that doesn’t fit into one box. So, baby wake windows are more like guidelines. Fitness
The Secret Behind Baby Wake Windows
What are baby wake windows? Baby wake windows are the average amount of time a baby is awake between naps or nighttime sleep. But your baby isn’t an average baby! In a world full of babies, they are an individual bit of perfection that doesn’t fit into one box. So, baby wake windows are more like guidelines.
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Ensuring a Safe Sleep Environment
Bringing a new little one into this world is an amazing experience you’ll never forget. As your little one grows, one of the biggest jobs you have as a parent is keeping that new baby of yours safe and providing them with a safe sleep environment. In an effort to reduce the risks of sleep-related infant deaths and incidents, the AAP has established safe sleep guidelines that parents should follow to keep their baby safe when sleeping.
Safe sleep for Baby is always the number one priority. That's why we've put together this safe sleep checklist—based on proven practices—to help you make sure your child is sleeping safely. Whether you're a first-time mom or experienced parent, use this checklist as a guide for creating a safe sleep environment for your child. First Time Moms, Sleep Quality, Baby Hacks, Crib Safety
Our Proven Safe Sleep Checklist
Safe sleep for Baby is always the number one priority. That's why we've put together this safe sleep checklist—based on proven practices—to help you make sure your child is sleeping safely. Whether you're a first-time mom or experienced parent, use this checklist as a guide for creating a safe sleep environment for your child.
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How to Maximize Sleep with a New Baby
When becoming a parent, the stories we hear the most are about the sleepless nights. New parents get asked, “How’s the baby sleeping?” and “Aren’t you so tired?” Just know, being a parent and sleeplessness do not have to go hand in hand. Sleep is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Here are a few ways to maximize the amount of sleep you get, even if you’re a parent to a new baby.
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Baby Sleep Patterns
Babies change so quickly, and so do their sleeping patterns (thankfully!). A newborn baby generally needs more sleep than a 6 month-old, but there can be a lot of variation in between. Here's a breakdown of typical baby sleep patterns from birth to 12-months old. Remember to always place your baby on their back for safe sleep, and follow the recommendations for a safe sleep environment from birth through the baby's first birthday.
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The Secret Behind Baby Wake Windows
What are baby wake windows? Why are they so complicated? Baby wake windows are the average amount of time a baby is awake between naps or nighttime sleep. But your baby isn’t an average baby! In a world full of babies, they are an individual bit of perfection that doesn’t fit into one box. So to quote a famous pirate, baby wake windows are “more like guidelines.”
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4 Ways to Maximize Sleep With a New Baby
When becoming a parent, the stories we hear the most are about the sleepless nights. New parents get asked, “How’s the baby sleeping?” and “Aren’t you so tired?” Just know, being a parent and sleeplessness do not have to go hand in hand. Sleep is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Read our blog for a few ways to maximize the amount of sleep you get, even if you’re a parent to a new baby. Photo: @occuringwitholivia
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What is a Good Room Temperature for My Baby?
There are many factors involved in setting up a safe sleep environment for you and your baby. In addition to your baby’s actual sleep space, we must also consider the room your baby is sleeping in and ways to make it comfortable and safe. Room temperature is one of the topics that many new parents will wonder about due to their concerns about whether their baby is comfortable.
Nap time struggles are universally shared by parents at one point or another during a baby’s sleep development. You may feel like you’ve finally nailed down that routine, but then here comes a sleep regression to throw a hurdle in your progress! Not every nap will be perfect but we have some tips to make things a bit easier when those naps become a challenge.
Tips to Make Nap Time Easier
Nap time struggles are universally shared by parents at one point or another during a baby’s sleep development. You may feel like you’ve finally nailed down that routine, but then here comes a sleep regression to throw a hurdle in your progress! Not every nap will be perfect but we have some tips to make things a bit easier when those naps become a challenge.
You have probably heard that sleep follows sleep and a well rested baby is a baby that will rest well. But what happens if your baby is overtired and then you’re stuck in a vicious cycle of grumpiness and sleepiness? Remain calm. Because being calm can create calm. Your baby will read your stress levels and frustrations and they too will become frustrated. Autumn, Learning, How To Fall Asleep, What Happens If You, Remain Calm, Fall
How to Get an Overtired Baby to Sleep
You have probably heard that sleep follows sleep and a well rested baby is a baby that will rest well. But what happens if your baby is overtired and then you’re stuck in a vicious cycle of grumpiness and sleepiness? Remain calm. Because being calm can create calm. Your baby will read your stress levels and frustrations and they too will become frustrated.
Baby Sleep Pattern Guide
Here are 4 tips from Lindsey Hennigar (@thesleepranch) on how to maximize sleep with a new baby. 💤 Read more on our blog! Peace, Mindfulness, Blog
How to Maximize Sleep with a New Baby
Here are 4 tips from Lindsey Hennigar (@thesleepranch) on how to maximize sleep with a new baby. 💤 Read more on our blog!
How to Maximize Sleep with a New Baby
In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, check out these tips on how to maximize sleep with a new baby from @thesleepranch 🤍💤
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Tips to Tackle Daylight Saving Time
Even though Daylight Saving Time is just a one-hour time change, it’s still enough to disrupt your baby’s internal schedule for a little while until they adjust. Getting ahead of the change is your best chance at avoiding a sleep disruption and a grumpy start to your spring. It can take two weeks to reset your circadian rhythm—your biological clock that determines daytime from nighttime—which means it can take your baby two weeks to adjust to Daylight Saving.
How is it already that time of the year?! 😳 Daylight Saving Time is coming up on March 12th. Use this guide to help prepare your little one for the time change. Just follow the wake and bedtime suggestions while shifting naps 10 minutes earlier each day. You’ve got this! 🙌 Instagram, Glow, 10 Things, Wake Up
Daylight Saving Time Baby Sleep Guide
How is it already that time of the year?! 😳 Daylight Saving Time is coming up on March 12th. Use this guide to help prepare your little one for the time change. Just follow the wake and bedtime suggestions while shifting naps 10 minutes earlier each day. You’ve got this! 🙌
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ABC's of Safe Sleep
In honor of Baby Safety Week, we’re sharing the ABC’s of safe sleep: A - Baby sleeps alone B - On their back C - In their crib Learn more on our blog:
Although bringing a baby into the world is an amazing life milestone, it’s also a lot of hard work. And if you’re a new parent, you’ve probably realized that your sleep has been compromised. Taking proper care of your baby is of the utmost importance, but so is taking care of yourself. That means making sure both you and baby are getting good sleep. Here are a few sleep tips for first-time parents that will help both you and Baby get that much needed shut-eye. Good Sleep, First Time Parents, Take Care Of Yourself
Sleep Tips for New Parents
Although bringing a baby into the world is an amazing life milestone, it’s also a lot of hard work. And if you’re a new parent, you’ve probably realized that your sleep has been compromised. Taking proper care of your baby is of the utmost importance, but so is taking care of yourself. That means making sure both you and baby are getting good sleep. Here are a few sleep tips for first-time parents that will help both you and Baby get that much needed shut-eye.
Use these helpful sleep cues to know when your little one is ready for naptime or bedtime. 😴 Smoother bedtimes are on the way! Children, Understanding
Sleep Cues for Your Baby or Toddler
Use these helpful sleep cues to know when your little one is ready for naptime or bedtime. 😴 Smoother bedtimes are on the way!
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Baby Sleep Guide (0-12 Months)
Because your baby is constantly growing and developing, their sleep patterns are constantly changing, too! 💤 Save this helpful guide and tap to read the full blog post.
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Recommended Baby Wake Windows
Every baby is different, but here are recommended wake window lengths between your little one’s naps. 😴
Whether you realize it or not, routines are just as important for babies and children as they are for adults. Whereas a typical adult’s bedtime routine may include taking a shower, dimming bedroom lights, and changing into pajamas, a baby should have a routine of their own as well. Baby Sleep Routine, Routine, Take A Shower, Cozy Pjs, Dreaming Of You
Baby Sleep Tracking + Creating Routines
Whether you realize it or not, routines are just as important for babies and children as they are for adults. Whereas a typical adult’s bedtime routine may include taking a shower, dimming bedroom lights, and changing into pajamas, a baby should have a routine of their own as well.
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What is a Good Room Temperature for a Baby?
Create a safe & comfortable sleep environment for Baby with these nursery temperature tips. 🤍💤
Pro tip: keeping a baby’s room temperature and humidity at optimal levels can help them get better sleep. 💤 With the Owlet Cam, view room temperature and humidity in the Dream App so you can make sure your little one is comfortable! Sleep Solutions, Sleep Specialist, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Medicine, Circadian Rhythm, Healthy Sleep Habits
The Perfect Sleep Environment
Pro tip: keeping a baby’s room temperature and humidity at optimal levels can help them get better sleep. 💤 With the Owlet Cam, view room temperature and humidity in the Dream App so you can make sure your little one is comfortable!
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Naptime can be a dream with the right tips! ✨
Nap time can be a dream with the right tips! ✨ Check out 3 tips for improving your baby’s naptime. #SleepAwarenessWeek #NationalNappingDay
Naptime can be tough to tackle! Check out Owlet’s tips for making naptime smoother for you and your little one. Challenges, Shared
Tips To Make Naps More Successful
Naptime can be tough to tackle! Check out Owlet’s tips for making naptime smoother for you and your little one.
The Daylight Saving time change is hard enough for adults but can really take a toll on Baby’s sleep schedule. Read our tips for keeping your baby’s schedule intact and giving them the best environment for quality sleep.
Adjusting To Daylight Saving Time With a Baby
The Daylight Saving time change is hard enough for adults but can really take a toll on Baby’s sleep schedule. Read our tips for keeping your baby’s schedule intact and giving them the best environment for quality sleep.
Wouldn't it be amazing to track your baby’s sleep & use insights to build the perfect sleep schedule? All of this (and more) is possible with the Owlet Dream Sock and Dream Duo! Best, Insight, Track, Sock, Dream, Tracker
What Is the Best Baby Sleep Tracker?
Wouldn't it be amazing to track your baby’s sleep & use insights to build the perfect sleep schedule? All of this (and more) is possible with the Owlet Dream Sock and Dream Duo!
Although bringing a baby into the world is an amazing life milestone, it’s also a lot of hard work. Perhaps you’re looking for baby sleeping tips for new parents or tips on making sure you sleep better. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few sleep tips for first-time parents that will help both you and Baby get that much needed shut-eye. Drinks Before Bed, Work Hard, Life
Sleep Tips for New Parents
Although bringing a baby into the world is an amazing life milestone, it’s also a lot of hard work. Perhaps you’re looking for baby sleeping tips for new parents or tips on making sure you sleep better. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few sleep tips for first-time parents that will help both you and Baby get that much needed shut-eye.
The newborn stage is where great sleep habits can be started to ensure better bedtimes as your child grows. Read Owlet’s tips for improving your baby’s sleep quality and watch the zzz’s roll in! Child, Improve
Improve Your Baby’s Sleep Quality
The newborn stage is where great sleep habits can be started to ensure better bedtimes as your child grows. Read Owlet’s tips for improving your baby’s sleep quality and watch the zzz’s roll in!
Here are some simple tips that’ll help you and your new baby get the hang of this whole bedtime thing. Wrestling, Couples
Sleep Tips For New Parents
Here are some simple tips that’ll help you and your new baby get the hang of this whole bedtime thing.
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When Can My Baby Sleep With a Blanket or Stuffed Animal?
Blankets and stuffed animals can make your child’s space cute and cuddly but it’s important to wait until they’re old enough. Is your baby ready? Read our expert post to see if your baby’s crib is ready for an upgrade.
An overtired baby can fall into a vicious cycle of grumpiness and restlessness. Wondering how to break the cycle and get your baby to fall asleep? Check out our blog to learn about what to do when your baby is overtired.
Is your baby overtired? Learn how to get them to sleep.
An overtired baby can fall into a vicious cycle of grumpiness and restlessness. Wondering how to break the cycle and get your baby to fall asleep? Check out our blog to learn about what to do when your baby is overtired.
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How Many Naps Should Your Child Be Taking?
“Is my baby napping too much?” “How many naps does my 3 year old need?” Check in on your child’s nap habits using this helpful guide from Owlet sleep expert Michelle Smith.
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When Do Babies Sleep Through the Night Without Feeding?
As sure as the sun rises, your newborn will want a nighttime feeding. But how long will your baby need these late night feedings? We’ve got a breakdown of Baby’s feeding frequency as they grow so you can adjust their nighttime feeding schedule.
Teething often comes with pain, crying, and drool. But what about changes in sleep? We’ve compiled info to determine whether or not a teething baby sleeps more. Teething, Baby Teeth, Teeth
Teething & Sleep: Will Baby’s Sleep Patterns Change?
Teething often comes with pain, crying, and drool. But what about changes in sleep? We’ve compiled info to determine whether or not a teething baby sleeps more.
“When will my baby sleep through the night?” is one of the most commonly asked questions from new parents. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always simple or straightforward. Instead, we’re reframing the answer to give new parents more realistic expectations of their baby’s sleep patterns. Here are a few reasons why our goal is to normalize baby sleep and wake routines for new parents. Night
When Do Babies Sleep Through the Night Without Feeding?
“When will my baby sleep through the night?” is one of the most commonly asked questions from new parents. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always simple or straightforward. Instead, we’re reframing the answer to give new parents more realistic expectations of their baby’s sleep patterns. Here are a few reasons why our goal is to normalize baby sleep and wake routines for new parents.
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10 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
Is it true that pregnant women should avoid fish and deli meat? Owlet has a comprehensive list of 10 foods you should avoid to ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby-to-be.
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Should I Use a Night Light for My Baby?
Do babies need a night light in their nursery? Read our blog post to help you determine if your little one needs a night light and what kind of night light they may need.
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How Many Naps Does a Child Need?
Unsure about your child’s napping habits? This guide from Owlet sleep expert Michelle Smith breaks down naps by age to help you determine the right amount of naps for your little one. Share this helpful nap guide with another parent! 💤
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Sleep Cues to Know for Babies and Toddlers
What are sleep cues? A cue is defined as a signal that helps us to understand what is needed in a particular situation. Newborns are born “hard-wired” with a desire to socialize and communicate, and are sending us cues all the time! Learn the sleep cues to watch for with your baby or toddler.
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3 Benefits of Using a Baby Wearable Blanket
Find out why sleep sacks are an AAP recommended way to keep your growing baby safe and cozy while they sleep.