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Isolde's Sleepy Baby Diary

Baby diary entry: newborn baby and mother Welcome to Isolde's Sleepy Baby Diary: a weekly baby journal full of real-life newborn and baby sleeping tips as her mommy reports on her family's sleep adventures.

We meet Isolde as a tiny newborn baby and closely follow her sleepdevelopments as she grows up and discovers the world around her.

Reading through other parents' experience like this baby journal is so valuable: it reminds you that you are not alone when you are up again in the middle of the night, wrecked with sleep deprivation after yet another broken night, or when you worry about snoring, a baby illness, ...

About Isolde's mom

Author of this baby sleep journal is Veerle, Isolde's mom.

Veerle is a wonderfully lively loving mother of three. Baby Isolde is blessed with two lovely siblings: big sis Daphne and big brother Alexander. Together with their proud dad, they make a beautiful close-knit Belgian family.

Veerle's writing is great and her fun-to-read diary entries show her sound approach to Isolde's sleep matters and young family life in all its aspects.

Veerle's sleep reports are inspiring and hold lots of great advice for all of us. Enjoy!

Click here to read Isolde's latest diary entries.



Isolde's Sleepy Baby Diary

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5 months old: Fussy evenings and good sleeping through nights 
As Isolde reaches 5 months of age, I realise there’s more than one reason she’s been a bit more fussy lately both during the day and the night. …

Sleeping through at almost 1 year old? ... Isolde's eleventh and twelfth month 
Wow, she's got so much hair! Yeah, we were surprised too. And, when in unknown company, following sometimes: "Is the father from a different country …

Isolde's 9th and 10th month 
No idea what triggered it this time but – fingers crossed – we’ve been enjoying relatively quiet nights lately. Isolde only wakes up from time to time, …

Isolde's 8th month: Weaning from breastfeeding, and loving soothing methods 
The schoolyear is up and running. As a teacher, I have to admit that for a split second – but not much longer that that ;-) – I did miss the buzz of starting …

Isolde 7 months old: On the lookout for regular routines 
As I’m about to press the save-button on my pc after writing this diary entry, I realise Isolde’s seventh month has been a crash-course in just about

Six months old: sleeping through the night and traveling to the sun 
I just love the summer holidays. So do the children. After a windy and at times rainy week at our Belgian seaside, the weather has taken a turn for the …

4 months old: About breastfeeding, bottles and a good nap routine 
In short, these are the adventures Isolde takes us on in her fourth month: she tries the bottle for the first time, she starts taking her …

Week 11-13: Short naps and long baby slings ... 
15 weeks of maternity leave, that’s what most women get in these parts: one compulsory week before the due date of birth and 14 after, or if you …

Week 9 and 10: Busy days in return for quiet nights 
Let me begin with some good news: since Isolde started sleeping through the night, she has done so every night, with the odd exception here and there. …

Week 7 and 8: From restless nights to sleeping through the night ... 
Isolde is now six weeks old, and week seven sets out as we’ve been used to for the past two weeks. But change is at hand. I’ve often heard that babies

Week 5 and 6 - Baby Isolde's early sleep schedule 
I can’t believe it’s already been a whole month since Isolde was born. To my satisfaction, I’m starting to fit into most of my clothes again – with the …

Week 4 - About burps and natural newborn sleep patterns 
Now that Isolde is more often awake during the day, it can be a bit more difficult to get her settled and calm. I don’t mind really. When you have a …

Week 3 - Finding an early newborn sleep rhythm? 
Isolde is growing fast. As little as she still is, the newborn is wearing off nevertheless, and soon, she’ll have outgrown the tiniest size 50 …

Week 2 - In all a quiet week with our newborn baby 
God, we’re tired… Nothing out of the ordinary with a newborn in the house, but there’s an enormous difference between knowing and experiencing…

Week 1 - Re-discovering newborn sleeping patterns 
There she is, our third baby, named Isolde, born exactly one week before the due date, and I can’t say I’m sorry she came a bit early. This third …




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