Need More Rest, Mama? Proven Ways to Help Baby Sleep Through the Night

Having a new baby changes everything -- your sleep schedule included. Here are the best tips to help your baby (and you!) finally get some sleep (13 Photos)

Jennifer L. W. Fink on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:26PM

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Get Some White Noise

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a Jennifer L. W. Fink on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:29PM

“One of the biggest misconceptions about infant sleep is the idea that babies like to be in a quiet room,” says Dr. Harvey Karp, creator of The Happiest Baby on the Block. Most babies, he says, actually prefer some noise. “The sound in the womb is harsh and louder than a vacuum cleaner,” Karp says. So remind baby of his former comfy home -- and muffle distracting household noises (like your voice) -- by playing white noise. Some parents use CDs of ocean sounds; others run a white noise machine; some turn on radio static (not too close, though -- baby's ears are sensitive!). These are all great to bring along when you travel, too.

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