1-to-1 Baby Sleep Counseling with Heidi Holvoet

Click here to book - all counseling is flexible via email

[ I am very sorry but currently have no spaces for 1-to-1 available. You are very welcome to email me for a waiting list spot however at the moment the list honestly is too long to be reasonable. But I am happy to say I can now offer a good alternative.

My latest ebook - Overcome Frequent Waking (click for more details) is the most comprehensive so far a literally a DIY way of what we would do together in 1-to-1 sessions. You will easily find your baby's sleep and well-being profile and set up a tailored action plan that makes improving your baby's sleep doable and effective. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! And my apologies again for not being able to help you personally! ]

Would you like gentle (no crying it out) effective help for solving your baby sleep problems, toddler sleep problems or are you looking for general parenting advice?
Sleep Parenting Expert Heidi

As a professional sleep consultant, I am here for you and I don't sleep until your baby does ... backing up my passion to help with 10+ years sleep counseling experience and continued scientific research.

More effective and flexible than any other counseling I have worked with, the one-to-one email counseling I offer here is my highly personal way to help you.

Thanks to the emails you can ask questions and discuss with me from the comfort of your home, at any moment convenient for you - no need to show up somewhere or get your house ready for an appointment.

Then you can work with your sleep plan as and when convenient - and we follow up as needed.
The flexibility from my side allows me to keep fees at a minimum.

How it works

You email me your situation and questions, I reply with your detailed baby sleep plan: clear and doable steps for you to take, based on my detailed assessment. Then we email back and forth so I can keep supporting you until you feel confident about the progress you are making.

Follow these steps:

  1. Choose how quickly you want your reply: Priority (2 days reply) or Standard (7 days reply).

  2. Secure your booking by accepting the payment invitation (bank card or PayPal).

  3. Email me with details about your current sleep situation, your questions and concerns (email heidi@baby-sleep-advice.com).

  4. Relax, I take it from here!

    I assess your situation in detail, ask for further info from you if needed and create your detailed sleep plan. This plan, always consisting of clear and doable action steps, will be with you guaranteed within the promised time (2 days or 7 days). You then get started when you are ready and we continue to exchange follow-up emails as needed.

Click on your preferred reply speed below - then follow instructions to pay and email me to get started.

 Baby sleep counseling: 1-to-1 with Heidi Holvoet
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* When clicking either button you will be invited to pay (bank card or PayPal) $150 for Priority, $120 for Standard. Payment confirmation guarantees your booking. Remember to email me at heidi@baby-sleep-advice.com as soon as possible with a detailed account of your current situation and questions. Answer times are in working days and start upon my receival of that email from you. By booking you agree to accept the disclaimer.

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Heidi's help has been tremendous and just what we have been needing after 6 incredibly sleep deprived months. Her plan for my daughter and I was gentle, detailed and personal..she had obviously taken the time to really read our situation and make it right for my daughter. Not only that but she has been so incredibly supportive and generous in her follow up and replies to questions and worries I have had and has given us much needed guidance and instilled in me the confidence that we can move forward from here and I can help our situation! I have already seen improvements after the first week trying her techniques and feel confident that things will keep improving bit by bit. I can't recommend her enough! Florence

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What you get

Real-life advice that goes far beyond that classic "put your baby down awake" advice

  • A detailed analysis of your current situation, thoroughly exploring a wide range of possible causes. I always start from a full holistic assessment, meaning I take into account the current sleep challenge but also every health and environmental aspect that may be playing.
    I will also work with you to determine what your preferences are and what you find doable for you, your baby and the entire family. The whole process helps us determine a sleep plan with techniques that nicely fit your baby and you, which gives the best chances for results.
  • Your personal sleep action plan with doable and effective action points. My plans are not limited to addressing just one particular issue or aspect of your situation, but include suggestions to improve your baby or toddler's overall sleeping skills, with long term results
  • Follow-ups as needed in order to fine-tune the plan as you work with it, or to answer further questions you may have. There is no strict amount or time limit, we just understandably keep it flexible and reasonable from both sides.

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Quotation marks for testimonialsI'm pleased to tell you that since my last email Zoe has been sleeping through almost every night! She is also still sleeping well during the day, even at nursery. Thanks again for all your help (with both children) - I've really appreciated the time and thoughts that have gone into each of your many emails. It helped me stay sane through the tougher days! Best Wishes, Lisa

 

Quotation marks for testimonials Hey Heidi, I just wanted to let you know he is now sleeping in his own room at nght and during the day. He can now be put in his cot with white noise and he will go to sleep on his own. At night he can be put to bed awake and he sleeps from 6.30-7pmish till 8.30am and gets up once sometimes twice. Just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Maian

 Baby sleep counseling: 1-to-1 with Heidi Holvoet
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* When clicking either button you will be invited to pay (bank card or PayPal) $150 for Priority, $120 for Standard. Payment confirmation guarantees your booking. Remember to email me at heidi@baby-sleep-advice.com as soon as possible with a detailed account of your current situation and questions. Answer times are in working days and start upon my receival of that email from you. By booking you agree to accept the disclaimer.

Disclaimer: I always advise most carefully and to the best of my knowledge, based on up to date scientific research and experience with what has helped different families in different situations - however it is not medical advice and must therefore legally be taken as for information purposes only. Always use your own judgment and contact a doctor to ensure your child's health and safety. Please read the full disclaimer here before booking your counseling.

What you can ask or discuss

About me

Throughout this site, I discuss many baby sleep issues.

But of course no two babies and families are the same: I know your situation may require specific personalized advice, hence this sleep counseling service.

I will be answering your questions from my daily counseling experience and research as a professional sleep consultant as well a from my very  personal experience as a mother of two and my passion for helping other parents enjoy their children's early childhood, without sleep deprivation.

My understanding of infant sleep through the research I have studied for 10+ years ensures that my real-life advice is also supported by scientific facts.

Yours truly, Heidi

Anything. Really. Naturally, most families ask me sleep related questions:

How can I help my baby sleep through the night?

How to help her self soothe to sleep, without any crying

Do I need a baby sleep schedule?

How to keep sane through my own sleep deprivation?

Could we do co-sleeping?

Should we consider crying it out? (short answer: no)

How about about sleep apnea or other sleep disorders?

...

But you are also most welcome to ask for more general parenting advice, pregnancy questions, parenting questions, etc.

Or you may simply need a virtual arm around your shoulder in stormy baby times: don't hesitate! For the latter please don't buy a package but simply email me, my virtual arm is free! x

Questions & Answers

Below is an archived overview of selected questions asked in the past, with a brief version of my answer - not including detailed assessment or sleep plans.

Note that since 2012 all counseling communication is strictly confidential and new questions are no longer published here.

I think I traumatised my 3 month old baby son 
Hi so I have a 3 month old son, he is my first. He is formula fed and is quite an alert interactive baby. I was until about two weeks ago rocking and cuddling …

Fear of SIDS  
Question: The fear of SIDS has taken most of the joy out of being home with my newborn who is now 3 weeks old. I'm seriously obsessed about it. …

My 3 year old wakes up at least twice per night 
Question: Hi Heidi, My son has always had problems with sleep. We co-slept with him for a long time, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to get …

10 month old cat napper and bedtime struggles. 
Question: It's hard to know where to begin. I guess firstly our 10 month old takes terrible naps which I am guessing is why his night sleep isn't …

My 7month old baby is awaken by new-found skills, and how to have a long nap by himself. 
Question: Hi Heidi, I had asked a question transition from family bed to crib back in February. Our 31week (27 adjusted as he was born at 36weeks) …

My six month old used to be a good sleeper. . .once upon a time. . . 
Question: My daughter, Alexis just turned 6 months old and now refuses to sleep. The only way to get her to sleep is by nursing. I've tried everything …

2.7 year old wakes once or twice per night  
Question: Hi Heidi, It has been a long time that I wrote to you. I was just wondering if you could give us some advice. Our 2.7 year old wakes once …

Transition from bedsharing to crib 
Question: Hi Heidi. We are currently bed sharing with our 12week old baby and would like to transition him to his crib. Would it be better to co-sleep …

My three year old will not go to sleep and wakes up after three hours, fully recharged 
Question: My three year old has never been an early to sleep child, frequently staying up until midnight or later. However, he used to sleep until …

13 Months Old and Still Not Sleeping (allergies and separation anxiety) 
Question: Our son is 13 months of age, has severe separation anxiety, still nurses a few times throughout the course of the day/night, and is an …

11 month old baby has trouble getting into deep sleep 
Question: Hi, My 11 month old baby has always been a good sleeper right from the word go. She is very active and on the go all day so at night she …

9 Months Old Baby - Separation Anxiety and Standing in Crib Crying refusing to nap 
Question: Hello, My 9 month old son recently will not go down for naps on his own. He's been sleeptrained since he was 4.5 months and it's been …

Four month old baby girl waking every hour 
Question: Hi Heidi, My four and a half month old is waking nearly every hour. Up until about a week ago, she was waking about every 3-4 hours, which …

4 month old baby sleep getting worse and worse, waking every 2 hours and can't be settled 
Question: Hi there, My four month old son was a pretty good sleeper for 12 weeks and would usually sleep for a stretch of 6 hours before waking …

My 3 yr old has never slept in his own bed, how can I ease him into sleeping in his own bed? 
Question: My 3 year old son has never fallen asleep by himself in his own bed nor slept in his own bed for the entire night. It has now reached …

8 month old twin...desperate for sleep 
Question: I have 8 month old boy/girl twins, they are fully weaned on 3 meals a day plus 1 pint of milk and in a good bedtime routine but they still …

Night waking every hour 4 month old baby please help us 
Question: Hi my son is 4months and so far his sleeping was 1-2wakings for feed sometimes he even made it through from 8-6am. But in the last month …

My 6 month old baby wakes up more than 20 times a night 
Question: My 6 month old son has always been a terrible sleeper but now its getting worse. I had tried everything possible to get him to sleep more …

9 and a half month old baby waking in night 
Question: My son has never slept through the night. He is now 9 and a half months old and usually wakes once during the night at 3am or 4am. I give …

4 month old infant with reflux sleeping is constantly interrupted 
Question: My son will be 4 months old in 4 days. He has been a poor sleeper since he was born and I believe it is due to his reflux. We start …

20 week old baby awake every hour or so overnight 
Question: My 20 week old son has never slept well at night. He goes to bed at 7pm & sleeps til around 10pm then lightly dozes until morning. He …

My 2,5 years old toddler Son has a sleeping problem 
Question: Dear Heidi, Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Anna, im a mother of 2.5 years old son, and 6month old pregnant second son. My 2.5 …

My 8 month baby wakes every hour! Please help! 
Question: Hello, We are desperate for sleep! I have read lots of advice and your advice but still become stuck in the middle of the night. My daughter …

12 week old only sleeps in our arms and in our bed 
Question: I have a lovely daughter who is now 12 weeks old. Sleeping itself is not a problem, but WHERE she sleeps is our problem! From the beginning …

To feed and change diaper or to soothe baby to go back to sleep? 
Question: My baby is 19 weeks today. He is bottle fed breastmilk. He usually eats every 3-4 hours during the day and about 5 hours at night. …

14 month old baby boy still doesn't self soothe... 
Question: Hello, My sweet 14 month old son still does not sleep through the night. He typically wakes AT LEAST 4 times a night (sometimes every …

Moving 15 week old from naps in wrap to crib 
Question: Hi Heidi, My daughter Signe (sig-knee) is 15 weeks old. Until about 12-13 weeks, she could put herself down to sleep at night pretty easily. …

My 3yrs toddler daughter scared to sleep alone in her bedroom 
Question: My daughter is scared to sleep alone in her bedroom, somebody must be with her always while she gets sleep. I don't know what to do.. …

My 4 month old baby is waking up many times in the night, but not always to eat 
Question: My son just turned four months old. He has always been an okay sleeper. He had reflux early on and needed to sleep on me for the first …

My 5 month old baby boy fights sleep in the day 
Question: My 5 month old boy just doesn't like sleep in the day and actively fights it (shaking head rapidly when his eyelids are drooping). We …

Single mother of 2 wanting to help my baby sleep through the night 
Question: My 5 month old will not sleep thru the night and I cannot spend 3-7 nights without sleep trying to get him to "CRY IT OUT" when i have …

3 month old baby sleeps through the night only if he goes to bed late 
Question: Hi, great site! I'm wondering what to do with my 3 month old's bedtime. If he goes to bed between 9.30-10.30, after spending the evening …

My 9 month old baby won't sleep without me holding him 
Question: My baby son is 9 months old and I have to hold him and rock him to sleep, it's very draining what can I do? Lynn Heidi's Answer:

Baby almost 8 months and still not sleeping well 
Question: Hi! I'm soon going to change my name to "at the end of my rope" I have an almost 8 month old and a 3 year old. My baby started waking …

17 week old baby will only nurse to sleep 
Question: Hi Heidi, Firstly thanks very much for the great advice on this site. Our baby is 17 weeks old and has always fought sleep, but the last …

My 9 week old baby only has three 20 minutes naps all day 
Question: My 9 week old baby is sleeping really well at night, going to sleep around 9pm waking about 3ish and after a feed (bottle fed) going straight …

My 2 months old baby stays awake during day time 
Question: My 2 months old baby girl usually sleep very little during day time and has become very cranky these days especially after her vaccination …

My 10 and a half month old baby keeps waking up at night 
Question: Hi, My daughter is 10 and a half months old and wakes up at night regularly screaming and wanting to be picked up and held. This all …

19 month old suddenly not napping 
Question: I am a first time, stay-at-home mother who is having a heck of a time getting my 19 month old son to nap (I am also 36 weeks pregnant …

My 4 month old baby wakes every 1/2 hour to 1 1/2 hour.... :-/ 
Question: Hi, My little boy will be 4 months old on the 15th... He's never been a great sleeper. He would not sleep anywhere but in our arms or …

What is the best way to put my baby down, on the side or on the back? 
Question: I've been reading allot about how to put your baby down in his cot allot of websites say on the bac is the best way for babies to sleep. …

9.5 month old baby cries when sees cot for naps but goes down at night fine 
Question my 9.5 month old is driving me crazy. hates taking naps during the day.goes to bed about 7pm or 7.30pm each night. we have a routine of …

13 month old baby has a hard time letting go and falling asleep 
Question: Hi there, My son, who is now 13 months old, has always had a hard time falling asleep. Some days/months are better than others, but in …

My 6 month old wakes constantly after being a good sleeper 
Question: My baby has been a good sleeper for a few months. He usually goes to bed between 6.30 and 7.30pm, and wakes from 7am to 6am usually. Sometime …

Naps for my 5 months old baby 
Question: Hi, My Five month old doesnt nap for long during the day she awakes every 15 to half hour and of a night she takes two hours to get her …

My 11 month old baby won't fall asleep on her own anymore! 
Question: My 11 month old baby has been a great sleeper from day one, she has been able to put herself to sleep since about 6weeks. A few weeks …

My 3 month old baby's sleep routines 
Question: Hello, My 3 and a half month old and me have been trying to get into a routine, but it is rather difficult since I live in Portugal and …

My 9 month old baby won't nap unless he's being held 
Question: My son has always been happy and generally a good sleeper. Up until the age of 4 months, we swaddled him for naps and bed and he would …

7 month old keeps me up all night 
Question: Hi, I am an exhausted military spouse with a husband who is currently deployed and will be for a few more months. I have two children, …

11 month old baby not wanting to sleep in her crib 
Question: Our 11 month old daughter coslept with us until 4 months. We then moved her to her own room into her crib,without a problem. As I breastfed …

Newborn baby not sleeping well 
Question: My 1 week old baby will only sleep for 1 hour then wakes up screaming Heidi's Answer: Hi, newborn babies have these short sleep …

Four and a half month old baby doesn't know how to self soothe 
Question: My daughter is four and a half months old, she has been 100% breastfed since birth. I have read quite a few sleep books, including the …

My 4 week old seems to be in pain in her crib 
Question: Hi, My 4 week old daughter will not sleep in her crib. I put her down and she will sleep for approximately 30 minutes and then whilst …

Struggling 9month old still nursing to sleep.  
Question: Hi Heidi, I wrote to you some time ago as my daughter will only go to sleep whilst nursing. She was nursing to sleep then sleeping until …

Erratic Sleep - 5.5 Month Old Baby Girl 
Question: Hello! My five and a half month old daughter seems to sleep very erratically. For a few nights she'll be a great sleeper, then she'll …

My 9 weeks old baby naps issues 
Question: Hi, My son is now 9 weeks old, and I have a few issues regarding his sleep. To resume, he goes to bed around 7pm and will sleep until …

My newborn baby - 3 week old wont sleep 
Question Up until now i was able to put my 3 week old into cot/moses basket after a feed and he'd settle and sleep. now he just cries and i have …

My 12,5 months old baby only sleeping breastfed 
Question: Hello. I have a child of 12,5 months old. He can only fall asleep nursing. At midnight he wakes up 1 or 2 times and only gets to sleep …

My 17 month old son wakes up almost every night from what seems like night terrors 
Question: Hello, I have a 17 month old son named Mason. Ever since he was about 6 months old about 4-5 times a week he will wake up usally between …

6 month old dependent on pacifier 
Question: My 6 month old is completely dependent on his soother and wakes 5-6 times a night screaming for it to be put back in. He goes to sleep …

Day time feeding 
Question: I am needing some advice on feeding. I have a 13 week old who seems to not drink much in the day and will have a big bottle before bed …

My eleven month old baby doesn't want to sleep 
Question: For the last two nights my eleven month old son doesn't want to sleep his not upset & he doesn't cry, he just wants to play & talk & he …

How to get my 10 month old baby to sleep 
Question: I am a single mother. My daughter, Autumn, has a rough time sleeping through the night. She was a preemie, and I slept with her in my …

My 4 month old baby used to sleep through the night and now wakes every hour! 
Heidi's Tip: If your baby also wakes every hour now, have a look at the overview article about avoiding frequent night wakings . It will give …

Swaddling my 7 month old baby 
Question: My 7 month old son will only sleep swaddled. Without a swaddle he wakes up every 30 mins and rubs his eyes and works himself into a state …

I think my baby has sleep apnea 
Question: My baby boy is 6 weeks old and sleep apnea runs in his fathers side of the family including his father. my baby sleeps for 3 to 6 hour …

5 and half month old waking every 3 hrs at night for a feed. 
Queston: Hi, My 5.5 month old son is waking up every 2-3 hrs at night. I started him on "solids" about 3 weeks ago in the hope that it may help …

My sister's 4 month old baby screams in his sleep 
Question: Hi, My sister has a four month old son. He is a high needs baby in that he has acid reflux, horrible gas, and issues defecating and tooting. …

My 11 month old still wakes up to eat 
Question: My daughter is 11 months old and is still waking up every night at least once to eat. Her doctor says to not feed her in the middle of …

My 11 month old baby will not sleep in a crib 
Question: My 11 month old has to be nursed or held to sleep and when we put him in the crib he usually wakes and screams instantly. If he does not …

Almost 6 month old baby has no sleep independence - addicted to his swing 
Question: Hello, My baby will be 6 months old in 2 weeks. He co-slept in our bed fr the 1st 3 months and since 3 months, has been sleeping in an …

How to get out of swaddling my baby... 
Question: I've been swaddling my baby with arms in since he was born. He will soon be 4 months old and is almost rolling over. I want to have him …

17 month old toddler never slept thru the night ... 
Question: Hi, my son is 17 months old and has never been a good sleeper. in the last two months, it has gotten a lot worse! he wakes every 45 minutes …

My one month old baby keeps vomiting my breastmilk 
Question: My one month old just recently started vomiting up my breastmilk but not formula - what could be the reason? I thought breastmilk was …

Four month old baby suddenly waking every 3 hours at night 
Question: Hello, My 4 month old had a great night time routine. He would go to bed at about 6:30pm with a full belly eating 6 oz and would wake …

My Babies Brain Development 
Question: My concern is that I am not doing enough throughout the day to develop my sons brain properly and as fast as it could be developed. When …

10 week old baby will not sleep! 
Qestion: My son has had so many problems health wise from birth, we are slowly getting those sorted. The problem is he gets himself overtired. During …

10 month baby wakes 7-10 times a night. Help. 
Question: My ten month old little girl wakes every hour or so. She was actually getting better the last few months only waking 2-5 times (and would …

My six month old baby will not nap! Stuck in a vicious cycle... 
Question: Hello! First I want to thank you for offering such a great site. Its wonderful to hear...or read...that I am not alone. My little one …

My baby will only sleep after 2am 
Question: My baby is 5 months old now. He is not sleeping till 2 AM. How to make his sleep to 11 PM Thanks, Suganya Shankar Heidi's Answer:

1 Year-Old Baby Boy Playing All Night 
Question: My son is 1 year old. We have had sleep issues with him from the beginning and they just kept getting worse, no matter what we tried, …

We can't put our 11 week old baby boy down 
Question: Hi, We have an 11 week old boy we're having difficulty with. Getting him to sleep is not the problem. Keeping him asleep is not the problem …

5 month old waking constantly at night! 
Question: I'm so glad I found this site!!! I've been looking everywhere for something that can help me and my baby sleep more! My son is just shy …

5 1/2 month old baby boy wakes up so often! 
Question: My 5 1/2 month old finally does not need to be fed throughout the night (I feed him before I go to bed around 10pm and he doesn't eat …

My 7 month old baby will only go to sleep nursing and never seems to get enough sleep during the day 
Question: Hi, I am so glad to have found this website, I have been told by everyone that I must not breastfeed to sleep and that I will have to …

My 10 month old baby screams for hours in her sleep? 
Question: What could this be? She is not awake, so I don't believe it is a sleep/night terror Heidi's Answer: Hi Kyle-Ann, During a night …

Weaning 7 1/2 month old baby from Rocking and Holding to Sleep 
Question: Hi Heidi, Is it possible to wean a 7.5 months old baby from being rocked/held to sleep? Currently we walk, rock or hold our 7.5 months …

Head banging 
Question: My two year old bangs her head at night when she should be sleeping. How do I stop her? Heidi's Answer: Hi Jessica, Let me refer …

Baby nap scheduling with baby carrier question 
Question: Hi Heidi, I have a 12 week old that i'm trying to set a nap schedule by using my Ergo Baby Carrier. I've been carrying him for naps for …

My one year old baby moans alot in his sleep. 
Question: Hello, my baby boy did sleep well at nights. All the sudden it changed. He doesn't wake up at night, but moans alot. He drink his bottle …

3 month old baby sleeping longer / eating less 
Question: My 3 month old daughter has started going to bed earlier, around 8pm. She used to go to bed after 10.30pm feed, but recently has been …

3 month old wakes after 40 mins 
Question: My 3 month old has 3-5 naps per day depending on how long he sleeps. Most days we'll get at least 1, 2hour nap but when that nap occurs …

My six and a half month old won't sleep at night. 
Question: Hi, My six and a half month old has been waking up during the night for about the last 4 weeks. Before this he was going to sleep around …

My six month old baby and his dummy 
Question: Hi, I have a six month old boy who is happy, well rested and eating well. From a very early age I have been training him to settle on …

One month old baby sleeping all day, awake all night. 
Question: My friends one month old baby sleeps all day long, no matter what. You cannot keep that kid awake, even sleeps while he eats. (which is …

My baby is one and a half month old should I use Phenorgon syrup to help him sleep? 
Question: My baby is one and a half month and he is not sleeping well. Shall I use Phenorgon syrup? If so what is the dosage? Heidi's Answer:

Trying to stop swaddling our 5 month old baby 
Question: We recently stopped swaddling our 5 month old since she is rolling over now in her crib. Since we stopped she falls asleep but wakes up …

My ten month old baby still doesnt sleep through the night 
Question: I'm a single mom and every other night i give him a bath massage him when i lotion him up then rock him to sleep at about 9pm but by 2 …

Transitioning from co-sleeping to crib in a 9 month old, HELP!!! 
Question: We are transitioning our 9 month old daughter to her own crib from the arms reach cosleeper crib in our room. She was a great sleeper …

My 3 year old toddler doesn't sleep 
Question: My son has always had issues with sleep, but now he is up all night and is refusing to nap. This lack of sleep has now caused huge hyper …

My eight month old baby son wakes up every hour 
Question: My eight month old wakes up every hour during his day nap and night both. And he doesn't go back to sleep until i feed him. I don't think …

Sudden night wakings from my 9.5 month old. 
Question: I have enjoyed reading your website and have found it very comforting and reassuring. My beautiful little boy Gidon is 9.5 months old, …

My 6 week old baby doesn't like to sleep! 
Question: My 6 week old baby girl has great difficulty sleeping and staying asleep. She was born with her head coming out sideways, so it was somewhat …

My one year old baby is starting to wake up at night. 
Question: HELP! We moved about a month ago to stay with my husbands parents. My daughter is one years old and has been sleeping through the night …

Sleeping aids for mom post partum 
Question: What sleeping pills can I use post partum? I have suffered from severe insomnia prior to and during the pregnancy. Please HELP! Thank …

Sudden sleep change in my 3.5 month old 
Question: Hello, I am a first time mom and thoroughly enjoying my new parenting life with my son! Chase is a little over 3.5 months old and i have …

I still swaddle my 10 month old baby 
Question: Maya just moved into her own room, she keeps waking up at night, for me to re-swaddle her, if her hands are out, they will wake her up, …

Almost 10 month old takes a long time to fall asleep. 
Question: Hi there, My baby boy is almost 10 months old. Previously at 6 months, he would need to sleep at 8pm sharp otherwise he will be screaming, …

Eleven month old baby awake most of night and doesn't sleep well in day 
Question: I have an 11 month old baby boy, and we are having problems with sleep! He has never slept through the night since being born. He has …

My 1 year old slept through the night no problem and now she is waking up every night after 2 hours of sleeping.  
Question: My 1 year old slept through the night no problem and now she is waking up every night after 2 hours of sleeping. And stays awake but happy …

Head banging in toddler 
---> Continued from My almost two year old wakes up every night and bangs his head Things you can do: - Concentrate on 'positive attention': spend …

My 13 month old keeps me up all night 
Question: My daughter was a great sleeper from 5 months on but since she turned 11 months she wakes up and screams till i go in and pick her up. …

My 13 month old has been waking up at 4AM for the day - HELP! 
Question: My 13 month old daughter used to wake up around 5 and 5:30AM. Recently she has been waking up anywhere between 4 and 445AM for the day. …

My almost two year old wakes up every night and bangs his head. 
Question: My almost two-year-old has never been what I would refer to as a "good sleeper". He was sharing a room with his older sister until he …

3 weeks old newborn sleep - night routine  
Question: My 3 week old baby sleeps great during the day and at night. Once she falls asleep that is. When I lay her in her bed at about 22h after …

My pediatrician wants my twins to sleep through the night at 2 months. 
Question: Is it normal to have two twins sleep through the night at only 2 months? While our girl can probably do it, our little boy can barely …

Why doesn't my 5 months old baby son stay alseep? 
Question: My son is almost 5 months old and fully breastfed. He does not nap very long during the day but I do put him down at 9, 12 and 4 because …

My 13 month old is still waking in the night upto 7 times  
Question: My 13 month old wakes upto 7 times a night, she has only slept through about 6 times in the whole year. I am not sure if she is having …

My 10 month old is up all night! 
Question: When my baby girl was about 7 months she got sick and ever since then her sleep has been crazy. She gets up every 1 to 2 hours all night …

My 1 week old newborn baby will easily settle on us but screams when put down 
Question: Our 1 week old newborn baby will sleep on me and my wife but when he goes into his moses basket he screams. Is there anything we can do …

6.5 month old suddenly waking frequently 
Question: My 6.5 month daughter started sleeping long stretches early on. I remember that on her 2 month birthday she slept 7 hours straight! …

Nap help for 17 month old toddler 
Question: Hello, We are regular contributor to the site and always find your advice to be so very helpful. Our lively and spirited son R. is sleeping …

My 4 1/2 month old baby sleeps poorly after ear infections and tubes 
Question: My 4 1/2 month old has been plagued with ear infections and just got tubes, since then has not been comfortable sleeping. He is a normal …

My 5 1/2 month old baby boy wakes every 2 hours at night 
Question: My breastfed 5 1/2 month old baby boy wakes every 2 hours at night. During the day, he goes down for a nap with 5 min or less of crying. …

Six month old baby keeping waking when arms are out or dummy falls out 
Hi my six month old baby slept all nite from 8pm til 6am from she was 4 weeks old. This was due to her feeding every 2 hours during the day. When she hit …

15 Week Old is suddenly waking every hour at night! 
Heidi's Tip: For more advice on sleeping through in a period of all too frequent waking at night, browse the dedicated section for help with hourly …

I need a baby sleep method that works! 
Question: My 9 month yr old daughter hasn't been sleeping through the night ... she has to wake up at least 3 times either to eat or be rocked back …

9 month old wakes up several times a night to nurse - but only for a minute 
Question: Well, I don't know if I'll get a response, I assume you and your team get a million of these a day, but it's worth a try. I have a 9 month …

My 1 year old baby keeps me up in the night 
Question: My son has never been brilliant at sleeping through the night but would settle with his dummy or a reassuring pat. However at the moment …

Our 15 week old wakes up every hour now. 
Top tip: If your baby also wakes up every hour or otherwise very frequently, start at the avoiding hourly wakings page for an overview of possible …

My six 1/2 month old wakes up a lot in the middle of the night. 
Question: My six 1/2 month old wakes up during the night. I will give him a bottle around 9:30. He will fall asleep with it. Then I put him in his …

My 4 month old has started waking up every hour 
Heidi's Tip: If your baby is also waking up every hour, do visit the how to avoid hourly wakings article for help in your own current sitation. …

Not in her own bed! (follow-up) 
Question: Hi Heidi, Thanks for your reply I thought it would be best if I gave you some more info! At the moment I am going to stick with lily sleeping …

3 month old sleep troubles 
Question: I see a lot about how to get babies 4 mo & older to sleep through the night. However, what can I do about a 3 mo old? I don't expect him …

Impossible to nap without being in arms. (and mommy standing up to rock!!!)... 
Question: Hello ... So thankful to have found this website!!! My almost 5 month old daughter will O-N-L-Y take naps in my arms...(which is the way …

A New Sleep Low... I didn't think it was possible!!! 
Question: We are frequent contributors to Baby Sleep Advice because we have a baby who is very active at night. We go through nice periods when …

Ferber Method working for my 5 1/2 month old at naps but NOT at night!  
Question: I have been working the Ferber method with my 5 1/2 month old for over a week now. I have been sucessful with her naps at putting her …

My 15 months old baby boy is still cosleeping with us 
Question: Hi Heidi, our sleep training problem with our son is still an ongoing issue. I remember writing to you regarding to sleep training methods …

Weaning 5 month old off her soother 
Question: My 5 month old baby is still very attached to her soother for going to sleep. The problem I am now facing is that we have moved her into …

My ten week old has nightmares and very active sleeping which make her cry while asleep 
Question: Hello! My ten week old baby girl has a very mellow temperament, is generally very relaxed around visitors and extended family and does …

5.5 month old awake every hour at night 
Question: Hi. Since we returned from a 3 week trip abroad (7 hour time difference) my ds has been waking every 1-2 hours at night. It's been 5 …

My seven month old wakes up several times a night 
Question: My seven month old daughter is waking up several times a night. The longest stretch is only 2-3 hours. Every few nights she might go …

17 month old daughter still wont sleep 
Question: Hi Heidi, I posted a question on your website about 2 months ago about my 15 month old daughter that has never slept through the night. …

14 month old baby sleep retrogression 
Question: Hello Heidi, I have asked you a few questions in the past and your advice has always helped us immensely with our very spirited 14 month …

My 14 months old Daughter just sleeps from 11to 4  
Question: My baby is 14 months old and she is not having consistent sleep. One day she sleeps well and the other day she hardly sleeps. She woke …

My 5 week old hardly sleeps and wakes constantly 
Question: I have a 5 week old baby who is healthy and well behaved in every aspect... aside from his sleep rituals. He has never slept a lot, even …

2 month old baby boy won't sleep in crib 
Question: My 2 month old baby boy won't sleep in his crib. If I lay him down totally asleep, he'll either wake up right away and begin to cry or …

My five month old baby and his ever increasing wake ups 
Question: Three weeks ago we moved my son into his cot in the nursery as he was too big for his moses basket. At first he settled very well and …

my 6 months old keeps waking  
Question: Why does my 7 month old still wake in the night? Would it be because he is having about two 2 hour sleeps through the day? Heidi’s

My 8 weeks old baby girl 
Question: My 8 weeks baby girl never sleeps during the day, sometimes she falls asleep while breastfeeding and when I take her into her bed, she …

My 12 week old baby wont sleep through the night 
Question: My son is 12 weeks but will not be 3 months till the 20th. he is drinking 6-8 oz every 3-4 hrs during the day. i stopped the midnight …

Adalynn 8 months longer nights than usual? 
Question: We have an 8 month old daughter and we are also first time parents. Our little baby girl was not napping from the get go. We spent a week …

My five weeks old Miracle Baby wakes up every 45 minutes! 
Question: Why does my 5 weeks old baby wake up every 45 minutes to an hour both day and night. And when he wakes up he breast feeds and takes long …

9 month old dependent on mom's breast for sleep 
Question: How do I get my baby to sleep on his own and to stay asleep? I bed share with my 9 month old son. I call him a contact sleeper because …

My 7mth old keeps rolling over in her sleep 
Question: My 7 month old baby has been rolling over in her sleep for some time now, and its seems to be disrupting not only her sleep but ours as …

My 10 month old baby girl suddenly won't sleep through the night  
Question: My 10 month old baby girl suddenly won't sleep through the night. What should I do? Is there a solution? Help Please! Heidi's Answer:

15 month old daughter has never slept through  
Question: My daughter is 15 months old and never slept through She is a very restless sleeper, tossing and turning the whole night, waking up 8 …

My six week baby can not turn off from 8-11pm. 
Question: My baby girl just can not go to sleep between 8-11pm, she cries when we put her down in her cot or she moves non stop between those 3 …

Need help with breastfeeding pull-off move 
Question: Hi, I have been trying to do the breast feeding pull-off move for many months now with varying success. Can you give some pointers? …

Over-tiredness in seven weeks old baby 
Question: My baby is 7 weeks old. My problem is she sleeps very little and is constantly becoming over tired which means she is always cranky and …

My 10 month old will not sleep thru the night anymore 
Question: My baby has been sleeping thru the night since she was 2 months old. The last three weeks she has been waking upset 2-3 times a night. …

45 minute naps and a regular nap routine 
Question: My 5 1/2 month old baby has been a short napper since he was 6 weeks old. I tried various methods from the baby whisperer and the no-cry …

8 month old wakes crying after 40 mins and seems wide awake 
Question: My 8 month old has never been a great sleeper but it seems to be getting worse - she wakes 30-60 minutes after going to bed at nite - …

My 7 week old sleeps all day and is up all night 
Question: My 7 week old boy (2 weeks premature) sleeps all day and wakes up for food or to be changed but wakes up at night and stays up for several …

My 12 month old baby wont sleep through the night 
Question: WHY? He will not go to sleep without a bottle of water or milk. Wakes up every hour or so. very light sleeper, he wakes up when I get …

My 8 month old has troubles falling asleep 
Lukas holding mommy and daddy's hands Question: I tried sleep training him at 3 months and got him to sleep in …

My 11 month old has troubles self soothing and napping in daycare 
Question: My son is 11 months old and we have just started a daycare (it has been a week). My daycare provider wants my son to nap for 3 hours. …

My 2 year old keeps me up all night 
Question: Hi, My daughter is 2 years 3 months old, and my husband took the rail off the crib a few months ago because she was about to climb it …

Day time sleep (3.5 months old) 
Question: Hello my baby is 3&1/2 months old and generally a good , happy baby who feeds well and sleeps well though the night - only waking once …

Recent sleep disturbance (8 month old) 
Question: My 8 month old has been sleeping through the nite since 2-3 months of age. In the last 5 days she has been waking up shortly after …

Waking baby for the Baby Whisperer sleep method? 
Question: Hi I would like to know when I am supposed to wake my 2 month old baby – In the Baby Whisperer Breastfeeding book (page 26) it talks …

Trying to put 3.5 month old to bed without rocking her 
Question: How can I get my 3.5 month old daughter to sleep without rocking her to sleep? I have always rocked her to sleep then laid her down but …

Why does my baby wake up every hour? 
Heidi's Tip: If your baby wakes every hour too, see the overview article on how to remedy hourly wakings . It will give you more complete pointers …

My two month old stays up all night 
Question: Why does she wake up everytime I put her in the crib? Heidi's Answer: Hi Emily, I'm assuming you are nursing or feeding …

My eight month old has a cold and is napping a lot 
Question: Hi there, My eight month old got a cold two days ago and today he has been sleeping for about three hours... should I wake him? …

Not in her own bed! 
Question: My 9 month old grandaughter does not sleep in her cot. Up until 6 months of age she was great at going to sleep in her cot. Then in January …

My 9 month old still wakes up 5 or more times a night! 
Question: When I first had Layla she was 6 weeks early and I was unable to breast feed. The post partum nurses told me to wake her every two …

Not sure if the Ferber Method is working for my 10 months old son 
Question: I have started the Ferber Method last week and we are going on day 4 as of today. I noticed the 1st day it took my son 40 mins …

My seven months old baby boy wakes up after half an hour sleep. 
Question: My seven months old baby boy usually wakes up after half an hour sleep during day time and night time sleep. The only times this doesn't …

9 month old nurses all night long 
Question: Our nearly 9 month old has never been a good sleeper - occasionally he will do a single four hour stretch in the night - but that has …

My 7 month old is screaming a few hours after going to bed 
Question: Hi, I have a 7 month old daughter who has been a wonderful sleeper. Even now we can put her to bed or down for her naps and she falls …

My 15 month old is wanting to sleep most of the day 
Question: My 15 month old daughter is wanting to sleep for most of the day, she's not eating a lot and is getting cranky very easy, is there …

9 week old wakes up after half an hour 
Question: My 9 week old son has been a great regular sleeper until last week. The routine he was following was - morning nap 45mins (8.45am); …

10 month old girl keeps me up all night 
Question: Hi, I am a mother of a 10 month old baby girl who just won't sleep through the night. She wakes up 4 or 5 times during the night to …