If you were outside my first son’s room the first few months of his life, you might have thought I was running an all night beauty salon. A hair dryer was frequently humming, the only soothing sound that seemed to calm his periodic wails.
Those nights of pacing, rocking, shushing, swaying, bouncing—and hair drying-- seemed endless, but the days felt even longer. And they took their toll because, as most new mom’s can attest, sleep deprivation is life changing.
But by the time my next two children were born, I had figured out some techniques that work.
Here are my TOP FIVE TIPS to help your baby—and you-- sleep better and longer: