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Newborn Sleep, with Rebecca Michi

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #19

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, I talk with Sleep Consultant Rebecca Michi about newborn sleep. How do newborns sleep, and when do they start sleeping through the night? What’s the best way to set down a healthy sleep foundation? Are there things you should avoid doing? How can you get more sleep? Listen to the answers to all these questions and more.

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen in iTunes.


What we talked about:

  • How do newborns sleep?
  • When does it all change?
  • Will your baby ever sleep through the night?
  • Rocking, nursing, swaddling, patting, shushing, skin-to-skin, singing… are these bad habits?
  • The 4 – 6 am party time
  • Encouraging melatonin
  • Helping is good, but don’t “over help”
  • Tips for laying down a healthy sleep foundation
  • Sometimes you need to adjust your sleep habits


Newborn sleep resource links, and more:


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About Rebecca Michi

Rebecca Michi is a British born and trained Children’s Sleep Consultant based in Seattle, WA, USA. She works with families all over the globe. Rebecca is passionate about helping children and their parents build healthy habits so they can finally get some sleep. By transforming drama into dreamland, her mission is to help your children—and you—get a good night’s sleep all without ever having to leave your child to cry-it-out.

Find all about Rebecca at her website, or join the conversation on her active Facebook community. Every month she host two open Q&A session


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