Mistakes parents make with baby's sleep

- It has been documented that during the first two months a baby may sleep from 10 to 18 hours a day, sometimes for three to four hours at a time. But as many parents can attest, babies often don't know the difference between day and night. That means your baby's wide-awake time may be from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Then, just as you think your baby is getting into a nice routine, usually between six and nine months, normal developmental stages can throw things off. What is a parent to do?

VIDEO: Patty Werner joins us on The Nine to share some tips for getting babies to sleep through the night. She is a local certified sleep consultant from the accredited International Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant Institution.

Patty will also be conducting a free seminar on the Top Ten Mistakes Parents Make With Baby's Sleep on October 13, at 6:30 p.m., as part of the Family Center's community programming. The seminar is at Services for Older Citizens on 158 Ridge Road in Grosse Pointe Farms. You're asked to registed online at www.familycenterweb.org or by calling (313) 432-3832.

You can learn more about Patty Werner and her company at www.babysleepallnight.com


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