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“Find ways to differentiate day from night. Daytime is when we play- its light out, its noisier. Nighttime is when its cooler, quieter, darker. Even when your baby is sleeping every two hours, pick a designated bedtime and treat that time a little differently with a bath, lotion, lullaby routine, etc.
Sleep in six hour shifts with your partner. Have a spare bed or air mattress in the baby’s room- whoever is on duty, sleeps there. The other partner gets an uninterrupted 6 hours of sleep in the regular bedroom. Trade off after 6 hours so you both get a big chunk of sleep. Figure it out based on who is a night owl, who likes waking up early, etc.” (Read the full article here.)
Helper of the Week
“I truly believe there is no “one size fits all” approach for anything that actually works (even elastic socks come in different sizes!) and everyone should have the right to access the health care and education that is the right fit for them.”
- Licensed Therapist
- Accepts some insurances
- Works with children and adolescents directly, or adults.
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