Silja's sleep diary
Silja's Sleep Diary
follow the sleep adventures of baby girl Silja from newborn up to one
year old, as reported by her mommy.
precious sleep diary is a
resource for tips and tricks
and is packed with interesting and fun anecdotes
Read about Silja's first nights at home, her night
awakenings, the odd 'good night', her co-sleeper, finding
suitable nap times, her baby sling, ...
sleeping will not be without troubles from the start, but little by
little, she will find the best sleep for her.
And we'll learn along as
Taru, her mom, tries and
finds effective tricks to get the best nights for the
- and shares all of this with us in this
exclusive sleep diary!
sleep diary entries
October 29, one
About Silja's mom
The author of this sleep diary
is Taru, lovely Finnish
She is a loving and dedicated mother with loads of experience
(although she often claims the opposite...). With good humour, a lot of
self-relativism, she goes about family life in a very true and
also has the great capacity to cherish and enjoy the little
things in life which is another virtue I admire.
And I love
her fun and catchy writing!
: Meeting newborn Silja ... The cutest little baby
girl loves cuddling up for feeding and discovers her co-sleeper.
November 5, two
two weeks old Silja spends
her days feeding and sleeping ... like a newborn 'should'. On the
lookout for an early newborn sleep schedule, her mom also tries out the
baby sling and a dummy. She even gets a few long nights ...
: Last week's sleeping through the
night did not last but at three weeks old Silja's night awakenings are
reasonable. Her mom learns about the caffeine effects on baby sleeping
when breast feeding ...
November 19, four
: Four weeks old baby Silja takes
great naps in the stroller and the baby sling. Her mom experiences
light sleep deprivation effects and an energy drop after the rush of
the first weeks ...
November 26, five
: At five
weeks old Silja is no
longer a newborn. Being a bigger baby brings the first smiles and some
interesting experiments with afternoon naps, the dummy and a swaddle
blanket. Plus a wise lesson about prioritising ...
December 3, six
: At six weeks
old Silja seems ready for a
reasonable bedtime. The Baby Sling Trick helps instill that early sleep
schedule. Silja's parents debate about crying it out ...
December 10, seven
: Seven weeks
old and Silja might
be getting into an early baby schedule. But a baby cold and a tummy
bug spoil the fun ...
December 17, eight
: At eight
weeks old, Silja's baby sleep
patterns are clearly changing and night-and-day difference is setting
in. Silja also has her first night out ...
January 7, nine to eleven weeks
: Silja takes her first flight.
The jet lag, and maybe the Finnish sauna, actually help her adjust to
earlier bedtime. Learning to roll over gives a one-night sleep
January 14, twelve weeks
: At twelve weeks
old, Silja's mom discovers cloth diapers as a magical sleep
trick. Silja seems to start sleeping through the night quite regularly
January 21, thirteen weeks
: At thirteen weeks old Silja
sleeps quite well, although her sleep is often light and she
wakes up easily. Her mother decides not to start cosleeping. Silja's
naps become a bit more solid ...
January 28, fourteen weeks
Fourteen weeks old now and Silja becomes quite dependent on taking
regular naps: she's happy when she can have them, not happy otherwise.
The little lady also goes baby swimming ...
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February 18, fifteen to seventeen
Seventeen weeks old now and Silja is developing her motor and social
skills rapidly. The faithfully installed bedtime routine starts paying
March 4, eighteen to nineteen
At nineteen weeks old Silja takes regular naps and often sleeps through
the night. Efficient breastfeeding helps avoid growth spurt sleeping
March 18, five months
Five months old in a couple of days and Silja is sleeping well at night
while a bit unpredictable with her nap schedule. She is very busy
discovering the world around her and practicing her motor skills ...
April 8, five and a half months
At five and a half months old Silja's sleeping skills suddenly seem a
bit lost. Her parents find themselves cosleeping out of necessity.
Traveling with baby and comfortable sleep appears to be an odd
combination too ...
April 23, six months
Six months old now and things are settling down for the better. Silja
has been starting solids and although they are not a huge success right
away, they don't disturb her nights ...
May 8, six and a half months
: Silja is practicing her motor skills
intensively and eats solids like a big kid. Her naps are somewhat short
to make it through the full day happily but her nights are OK
May 20, seven months
: Seven months old now and baby Silja is
doing very well: she takes
longer naps and her nights are quieting down more and more. And her mom
figures out the best eat-play-sleep routine ...
June 5, seven and a half months
At seven and a half months old Silja's sleeping schedule even leaves
the flexibility for a relaxed family trip. Self soothing is improving
too so Taru can stop worrying about the "bad" nursing-to-sleep habit ...
June 23, eight months
Eight months old Silja really enjoys a regular schedule and sleeps
through the night quite well. And her mom discovers how to avoid
comfort nursing successfully ...
July 22, nine months
Silja is nine months old now and settling in a new environment with her
family after the move. Add to that teething and new motor skills in
full development and you get ... the worst nights ever.
August 23, ten months
At ten months old, baby Silja is starting to settle well in a new
routine. The regularity of her sleep schedule helps her sleep better
September 22, eleven months
At eleven months old Silja has started to walk and is doing very well
on a regular nap, activity and night time sleep schedule. Unfortunately
a baby cold spoils the fun ...
October 22, one year
Happy Birthday Silja!!!
is one year old today and it is time to celebrate a
precious year. Our big girl is enjoying the first steps towards
toddlerhood. She does very well with regular naps but can cope with
some flexibility too. And she sleeps through the night ...
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