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Expert Answers to Common Sleep Questions

In honor of National Sleep Awareness week, The Bump teamed up with Dream Team Baby to host a Twitter chat. Here are the most commonly asked questions and Dream Team Baby's advice.
ByConner Herman and Kira Ryan
Dream Team Baby Sleep Consultants
Updated
March 2, 2017
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Question no. 1

My newborn has his days and nights crossed. Any advice? @thebump #TheBumpOfficeHours

— CindyLM (@cindylm1) March 10, 2016

Answer no. 1

This is very normal the first 6-8 weeks so don’t stress. How old is he? #thebumpofficehours https://t.co/aFguAsTZeT

— Dream Team Baby (@dreamteambaby) March 10, 2016

Question no. 2

What advice do you have for a new parent who can’t ‘sleep when baby sleeps’? #TheBumpOfficeHours @dreamteambaby @adammansbach @thebump

— Christine Warne (@warne_christine) March 10, 2016

Answer no. 2

Get a white noise machine for yourself. Limit caffeine. #easiersaidthandone #thebumpofficehours https://t.co/JGjazkGjze

— Dream Team Baby (@dreamteambaby) March 10, 2016

Question no. 3

#thebumpofficehours do you have tips for transitioning a 8mo from the family bed to her crib?

— Angie D (@Angiedge) March 10, 2016

Answer no. 3

Get a white noise machine for yourself. Limit caffeine. #easiersaidthandone #thebumpofficehours https://t.co/JGjazkGjze

— Dream Team Baby (@dreamteambaby) March 10, 2016

Question no. 4

@thebump My LO will be 6m next week & sleeps great at night, but his naps r only 15-35 min & has to b held. Any advice? #TheBumpOfficeHours

— Mandy Etter (@mandy_etter) March 10, 2016

Answer no. 4

Pick one nap of the day for him to work on falling asleep on his own. We suggest the morning nap. https://t.co/KKc8dCMfPH

— Dream Team Baby (@dreamteambaby) March 10, 2016

Question no. 5

My once-good sleeper, 2 yrs, is now giving us night terrors with wake-ups and screaming to sleep in the big bed. Help #TheBumpOfficeHours

— Julia Wang (@thejuliawang) March 10, 2016

Answer no. 5

This is probably your LO testing limits. Work on daytime limit setting first, then work on nighttime second. https://t.co/XxZvSfH6jU

— Dream Team Baby (@dreamteambaby) March 10, 2016

Question no. 6

@thebump Any advice for moms of babies who are “escaping” from their crib during the night? #thebumpofficehours

— Aviva Patz (@aviva102) March 10, 2016

Answer no. 6

Babies under 2 1/2 are generally not ready to move to a toddler bed. If your baby is too young to move, he’s testing https://t.co/prOMlHRBJv

— Dream Team Baby (@dreamteambaby) March 10, 2016

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