Your Baby, Week 21

sleeping baby

Your baby may be sleeping through the night now, which is a relief if you’ve been bleary eyed through these first months.

However, “sleeping through the night” doesn’t mean eight uninterrupted hours, although we all wish it did! Rather, doctors consider it a stretch of sleep occurring between midnight and 5 or 6 a.m.

If you’re having problems getting baby to wind down, a consistent bedtime routine may help.

  • After a bath and some lullabies, put him in his crib drowsy, but not completely asleep.
  • If he learns to soothe himself to sleep you may be on your way to getting some more rest yourself!

A-B-Cs of Safe Sleep

Making your baby's bedtime safe is as simple as A-B-C.

Put baby to sleep on his back for safety

Reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by putting your baby to sleep on his back. Learn about SIDS and how you can reduce the risk to your baby.

Early treatment for eye alignment

4% of infants have misalignment of the eye. Read about the symptoms and treatment.