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Showing posts from April, 2019
Baby Care: Ssssh, The Scoop on Sleep Article featured in: OC Family | OC Register By Jenna L. Jones with Michelle S. Donaghy, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Bloodshot eyes and fuzzy thinking are typical hallmarks of early parenthood.  And it’s no surprise — 43 percent of new parents get only one to three hours of uninterrupted sleep per night according to a study commissioned by Owlet Baby Care. Because newborns wake up every two to three hours, getting baby to sleep promptly can have a huge impact on everyone’s overall wellbeing. To help parents find a few extra zzz’s in their nighttime routine and shed light on the basics on newborn sleep, we sat down with Michelle S. Donaghy, MSD Baby Sleep Coach. Based in Brea California, she is a certified Gentle Sleep Coach who has helped several hundred families implement better sleep practices. OCF: What are the sleep cycles like for newborns? Michelle S. Donaghy: Newborns sleep a lot but their sleep is not well