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Bub Sleep Stages

Big Tips For Littlies Sleep

At Bubbaroo, we’ve got you covered throughout bubs early sleep journey. Newborn bubs start with our Joey Pouch® to wrap them up for better quality sleep. Once bub is rolling onto their tummy, it’s time to transition to the Joey Pod Transitional Swaddle Bag or if directly into a Joey Swag® Baby Sleeping Bag which is specially designed for bub to move freely while staying covered. Our four Swag sizes will take bub from Newborn to 6 years. A little Bubbaroo goes a long way toward better sleep.

Bubs Sleep Stages

newborn

0-3 months

Whether you’re following an adaptable routine or being guided by bub, the key at this sleep stage is to learn to spot the ‘sleepy signs.’ When you identify one of these small-scale signs, there’s a tiny window to calm stimulation before overtiredness sets in.

 

 

 

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3-6 months

At around 4 months, bub can now tell night from day and starts to establish ‘normal’ sleep cycles. This means it’s time to teach good sleep patterns by instituting routine nap and bed times, adhering to a bedtime routine and making sure when they wake during the night, it’s quiet and dark.

 

 

6-9 months Swag

Just when there was some smooth sleeping, bub’s waking again and is now taking more than an hour to go back to sleep. The most important factors during this sleeping hiatus is keep the slumber environment quiet and dark, encourage and re-establish the self-settling you know bub is capable of.

 

Swag

9-12 months

This is when sleep training is vital. Whether you subscribe to controlled crying or to the camping-out method, it’s going to take patience and repetition to arrive at successful sleeping. Every child is different and while it won’t happen overnight, you’ll eventually have sleep success.

 

 

12-24 months Willow

It’s true that the more bub sleeps, the more bub sleeps. The better the quality of bub’s daytime naps, the better they’ll sleep at night. It’s worth persisting with naps, even if it’s one super-sleep in the early afternoon. If bub protests – persevere because their night-time sleeping will speak for itself.

 

2-3 years

 Blankie

You’re not alone. 40% of kids from 2-3 years sleep poorly and still wake up once or twice per night. This can make bedtime a nightly battle. At this stage, when bub is overtired, they’re actually over stimulated and find it hard to calm. Maintaining a consistent bedtime routine is paramount as is encouraging self settling and falling asleep without help.

 

The sleep stages are a guide only. If you feel that there are issues with your baby’s sleep or health please seek guidance from a healthcare professional. Trust your Motherly Instinct and enjoy this beautiful time with your baby! If you’re feeling overwhelmed please also seek help from a healthcare professional.