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Welcome to The Sleep Farm: Laying Healthy Sleep Foundations for Newborns

Sleep is not just a necessity but a critical aspect of your newborn's early development. At Parenting Practice of Colorado, we understand the importance of establishing healthy sleep habits from the start. Our 12-week program, "The Sleep Farm: Made as Easy as Counting Sheep," is designed to guide parents through the journey of understanding and nurturing their newborn's sleep needs.



1. Sleep Development Begins Early

From as early as 16 to 20 weeks in the womb, sleep patterns begin to form. However, newborns are born without a fixed circadian rhythm, which develops gradually with exposure to environmental cues like light and darkness.


2. Day-Night Adjustment

Many newborns initially struggle with day-night confusion. Our program helps parents navigate this phase, supporting babies as they learn to distinguish between daytime activities and nighttime rest.


3. Understanding Sleep Stages

Newborns experience two primary sleep stages: deep sleep (Non-REM) and active sleep (REM). These stages are crucial for their brain development and overall growth, which our program emphasizes for optimal learning and implementation.


4. Consolidating Nighttime Sleep

By approximately 8 weeks, babies start to consolidate nighttime sleep, gradually achieving longer stretches of rest at night. Our program provides strategies to support this natural progression.


5. Managing Sleep Pressure

Our program educates parents about sleep pressure—the biological urge to sleep that builds up with awake time. By managing awake times and recognizing sleep cues, parents can prevent overtiredness and promote healthier sleep patterns.


6. The Sleep Farm Approach

The Sleep Farm provides structured approach to creating a sleep-friendly environment. Setting up a conducive sleep environment for your newborn is essential for their well-being and development.


7. Program Overview

The Sleep Farm's program spans 12 weeks, offering step-by-step guidance tailored to your baby's developmental stage. From establishing routines to troubleshooting sleep challenges, our experts are here to support you every step of the way.


Understanding these foundational aspects of newborn sleep is key to nurturing healthy sleep habits early on. The Sleep Farm is designed to empower parents with the knowledge and tools they need to support their baby's sleep journey effectively.


For more information about our program and how to enroll, visit our website or contact us directly. Together, we can ensure your newborn gets the restorative sleep they need for optimal growth and development.

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