Baby Settler Blog

Follow along for the latest evidence-based practice and care as well as my personal tips and tricks as a mom of 3.

Is Gas Keeping Your Baby Up At Night?

Is Gas Keeping Your Baby Up At Night?

There could be a lot of reasons why your baby is fussy when bedtime rolls around. One of the biggest ones could be gas. Gassy babies are usually fussy babies, which makes sleep elusive.  Gas is tiny bubbles in their stomach and intestines. While in adults this doesn’t...

How To Help Your Baby With Constipation

How To Help Your Baby With Constipation

It can be tough to know whether or not your baby is constipated. This is because you can’t really time their bowel movements! In fact, it’s actually pretty normal for an infant to go a few days without pooping, particularly in breastfed babies.  Very Well Family...

Should Your Baby Nap In A Dark Room?

Should Your Baby Nap In A Dark Room?

Naps are essential for the wellbeing of your baby. Newborns need to sleep a lot during the day! Until about three months old, young babies sleep for 14 to 17 hours over a 24-hour period, waking for short windows to eat and, of course, some activity. From around four...

How To Reduce Nighttime Feedings

How To Reduce Nighttime Feedings

As your baby grows, they start sleeping for longer stretches at night. At around three to four months old, many babies are able to sleep for six to eight hour stretches. But, is your baby continuing to wake up for nighttime feeds? To help support your baby to sleep...

7 Steps To Get Your Baby On A Regular Sleep Schedule

7 Steps To Get Your Baby On A Regular Sleep Schedule

Are you excited to get your baby on a regular sleep schedule so that you, too, can start sleeping through the night again? Newborns usually sleep for short periods of two to three hours, and wake up frequently to feed. As your baby gets older (around three to five...

6 Tips For Transitioning Your Baby To Their Crib

6 Tips For Transitioning Your Baby To Their Crib

Does your baby wake up as soon as you put them in their crib? Do they only seem to sleep deeply in their carrier or while you’re wearing them? Transitioning your newborn into their crib for naps and nighttime sleep can be a frustrating experience! But, it’s important...

How To Know Whether Your Baby Has Reflux Or Gas

How To Know Whether Your Baby Has Reflux Or Gas

You’ve done everything: Your baby has been fed, burped, changed, and cuddled, and they’re still fussy. Unfortunately, newborns can’t tell you what’s wrong. What could be behind your little one’s fussiness is reflux or gas; and no, they aren’t the same thing.  So, what...