Baby R took two nights of minimal crying to transition out of his Rock’n’Play and is only taking 1 night feeding. Here are mom’s notes from night two: 650-lotion/ pjs in room (room dark, sound machine on, soothing music) screaming 7- 4oz bottle 716- in crib, screamed for 10 seconds then fidgeted and fussed 723- sleeping 🙂 1030pm- dream feed – took about 2oz Fri 4/17 5:34am– quietly fidgeting for a few minutes then back to sleep 7:00 – awake but… Read more »

All too often I hear moms say, “My baby doesn’t want to nap! He takes 30 minute cat naps and that’s it!” Well my friend this is common but not normal. What I mean by that is often times babies wake after 30min, 45min, or 50min because they are at the end of a sleep cycle. When baby is used to rocking or nursing to sleep when they get through that sleep cycle and realize that they have been put… Read more »

Baby R fast asleep with his lovey on his face. (a common soothing thing babies do) Baby R is a sweet 6 month old who every night slept on dad to begin with then took a small feeding before he was put in his rock ‘n’ play, he then took one more middle of the night feed and up at about 7. Doesn’t sound so bad right?!?! Well naps were another story. Most naps had to be in the stroller,… Read more »

Although this may come as common knowledge to some, not everyone knows what makes a good sleeping environment for their baby. Many sleep issues such as early rising and frequent night waking at odd times can be explained by a not so ideal room environment. Here are my top 3 tips on creating a cozy inviting room for baby to sleep. #1 Black out curtains: These are essential because when light comes through the window baby can take this as a sign… Read more »

Baby Z’s Mom’s notes on night 3 Afternoon nap: 11:36 put Z down for nap. She seemed very tired at this point and not worth waiting another 30 minutes as we are shooting for 12 PM. I nursed her a little and put her down. She is now crying but I know she is tired. 11:38 I don’t hear a peep! I’m thinking this is a record breaker possibly 1 minute of cry. My Abig sister L happened to be… Read more »

A photo of my son to get your attention 🙂 Baby Z’s next day of sleep training started with her nap (these notes are directly from Z’s momma) Afternoon nap 12:02PM Z was put down in her crib. She seemed pretty tired. Cried pretty hard but here we are at 12:06 and its simmering down quite a bit. 12:07 I peaked through the door and she was on her tummy down to her last soft groan. At this point it… Read more »

Schedule. It is an intimidating word isn’t it? It sounds rigid and definitely not personalized. When it comes to babies the schedule couldn’t be any more different from what I have just described. A baby’s schedule (at least the way I schedule) is made off of baby’s wake time. What I mean by that is the length of time that baby is awake before she becomes over tired. Often times they are so sensitive to this time, that even being… Read more »

This is baby ‘A’ sleep peacefully in her crib. From birth little miss was swaddled and slept in her swing. These are both tips from Happiest Baby on the Block that I could not live with out. Baby ‘A’ schedule surrounded her optimal wake time. For example at 3 months she was able to stay awake for 45 before she needed a nap. Because I started her routine before the 45 min mark, she happily went into her swing swaddled… Read more »

Hello Welcome to my blog! My name is Mattie Trigo I am a wife and mother of two adorable babies. As a first time mom I made every mistake in the book regarding teaching my son healthy sleep habits. At 6 moths of age my formula fed son was waking every hour and a half to two hours needing a bottle to go back to sleep. Between the broken sleep, 30 minute naps, and the  fact that he woke up at 5:30am every… Read more »