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Baby Sleep Tips from Celebrity Parents

Baby Sleep Tips from Celebrity Parents - Grown Ups Magazine - If you’re running low on Zs, try these celeb-tested sleepy-time advice.
If you’re running low on Zs, try these celeb-tested sleepy-time advice.

Baby Sleep Tips from Celebrity Parents - Grown Ups Magazine - If you’re running low on Zs, try these celeb-tested sleepy-time advice.

If you’re like most of us, you may not be able to afford around-the-clock nannies after your baby is born. However, even celebrities who can pay for full-time babysitters sometimes have to spend nights alone with their children. Their baby sleep tips can help you reach your dream state faster.

Follow Your Baby’s Patterns

Tina Fey follows this classic advice: sleep when your baby sleeps. Although it’s a popular tip, many parents still ignore it and use naptime as an opportunity to take care of errands or chores. This can create a cycle of sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

Learn to Swaddle

Ali Landry used swaddling to help both of her children sleep. Swaddling helps the baby feel secure and warm, so sleep is easier. It can also have a bonus calming effect.

Use Sleep Music

Ali Landry also uses special sleep music to help her baby drift off. She isn’t the only celebrity to rely on music at bedtime. Kim Kardashian plays Kanye West’s music for North.

Establish a Sleep Schedule

Jenn Brown has her mother-in-law to thank for her baby’s sleep schedule. The television host shared that her mother-in-law spent weeks trying to get the baby on a set schedule. Her efforts worked, and Jenn is grateful that the baby is finally sleeping at night. The key steps to creating a sleep schedule are to keep the child active during the day and have consistent nighttime routines.

Admit the Occasional Defeat

Sometimes the best tips and tricks aren’t enough to convince a baby to fall asleep. Ryan Reynolds jokes that his daughter may be allergic to sleep because none of the tricks work on her. It’s normal to admit the occasional defeat in your battle to get your child to sleep.

Even celebrities suffer from sleep deprivation after their babies are born. However, you can borrow some of the tips they have learned to help your own baby sleep through the night.

 

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  • Crystal Green

    These are some great suggestions. I had the hardest time in the world to get my last child to sleep through the night. I finally had NO choice but to go with the “crying it out” method after two and a half years of using every other method under the sun. She now sleeps through the night with no problems UNLESS there is a HUGE thunderstorm. I would also recommend that you don’t wait until your baby is completely to sleep before you put them on their beds. (I didn’t know that trick when I was teaching my little one, but someone suggested that too AFTER she was to old to do that.)

  • Jennifer H

    It is so important to get baby on a routine for sleeping. These are great tips.

  • It’s such a relief once baby gets on a good schedule. Great tips for figuring it out!

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