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Sleep Training

Few childhood milestones elicit as much anxiety and exhaustion in parents as sleeping through the night, and rightfully so: If no one in the household is getting enough sleep, no one is happy! Sleep training your baby is an option, while other parents choose to co-sleep. Regardless of which method you choose for your baby, it’s likely that sleep issues will pop up again when your child enters toddlerhood, and even into elementary years (sorry to be the bearer of bad news on that one!).

 

Rest assured the NPN community will support you through it all with helpful tips via our video library (including a video about managing sleep during the first few weeks after birth), articles written by Chicago experts and parents, and advice from members in our discussion forum.

Which sleep training method is right for you?
Just like babies, the idea of “sleep training” is something of a mystery. Depending on whose advice you’re following, there are conflicting rules. Even among experts, there are different methodologies...
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8 tips for success at bedtime
Does bedtime feel like a battle in your house? Do you end up giving in to the demand for more water, another story or other excuses your child comes up with to stay up later? Are you trying to transit...
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5 strategies for winning toddler sleep battles
Toddler sleep antics are akin to playing the game of Survivor: Who can outwit, outlast, outplay? We know who usually wins! As a physician and certified pediatric sleep specialist who has helped more t...
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Discussions

Are you a first time mom of a baby 0-6 months old?

October session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Friday, October 7th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Due to the fact that babies cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19, all moms are required to provide proof of vaccination.  Register...

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting September 15th

The Chicago New Moms Group offers a 4 week session for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms!!!  The session is designed for moms of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) babies 0-6 months old.  The September session starts Thursday, September 15th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N...

Are you a first time mom of a baby 0-6 months old?

Due to high demand, an additional September session has been added to the schedule for The Chicago New Moms Group.   The next September session starts Friday, September 23rd at 3pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Due to the fact that babie...

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting September 15th

The Chicago New Moms Group offers a 4 week session for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms!!!  The session is designed for moms of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) babies 0-6 months old.  The September session starts Thursday, September 15th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N...

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting September 15th

The Chicago New Moms Group offers a 4 week session for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms!!!  The session is designed for moms of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) babies 0-6 months old.  The September session starts Thursday, September 15th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N...


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