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My Baby Pajamas would like our customers to know about the The Baby Sleep Site “Labor” Day Giveaway.  Plus, one of the prizes is a gift certificate from My Baby Pajamas!

The Baby Sleep Site decided to celebrate being a parent with their “Labor” Day Giveaway. With this in mind, they tried to come up with some prizes to help make our jobs as parents just a little easier.   Of course, this means they have included some prizes to help with baby sleep because as we well know, when baby sleeps better, we sleep better.   Plus, having comfortable and adorable pajamas on your baby helps too. 🙂

Here is the link for the giveaway and there are many ways to enter to win: http://www.babysleepsite.com/giveaways/parent-labor-day-giveaway/

Also, don’t forget your babies comfortable pajamas.   Our footie pajamas are always a best seller!

Good Luck to everyone!!


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Anthony napping at age 5

How much sleep does your child need?   This is a question that I am sure every parent wonders about from time to time or maybe all the time.  Especially when you bring home your first baby from the hospital.    The nurses and doctors really don’t tell you anything.  In fact, if you talk to the day nurse and then talk to the night nurse, I am sure you would get two different ideas about how much your baby should sleep 🙂

So to save every new mother time, I have done the research for you on how much a baby should sleep.  I have broken it down by age for you.    I searched books and the internet and basically all the information I found was the same for a good sleeping baby.   Which is what we all want, right?

One Month old: Babies one month old should sleep 8 1/2 hours of nighttime sleep, 7 hours of daytime sleep (broken into 3 naps) for a total of 15 1/2 hours of sleep a day.

Three Months old: Babies that are three months old should sleep about 10 hours at night and 5 daytime hours ( broken into 3 naps) for a total of 15 hours of sleep a day.

Six Months old: Babies at six months old should be sleeping great for you through the night with a total of 11 hours of nighttime sleep.  They should be sleeping about 3 1/2 hours during the day (broken into two naps, but some babies at this age just might need a 3rd nap for about 45 minutes,  both of my boys needed this 3rd nap).  This brings the total sleep for the day at 14 1/4 to 15 hours of sleep a day.

Nine Months old:  Babies at 9 months old should be sleeping about 11 hours at night.  Their daytime sleep should be around 3 hours of sleep (broken into 2 naps).  Their total for the day is around 14 hours of sleep.

12 Months old: At one year old a baby should sleep around 11 1/2 hours at night.  During the day, they should be sleeping 2 1/2 hours (broken into 2 naps).  I know a lot of babies move to one nap at this age.  If they do it should be one long nap.  Their total amount of sleep for the whole day should be around 13 3/4 to 14 hours.

18 Months old: At 18 months old a baby should sleep around the same as a one year old but will most likely be napping only once a day.

2 Years old: Oh, the terrible twos!  I personally thought the 3’s were so much worse than the 2’s but maybe that was just my boys.  Anyway, a 2 year old should sleep at least 13 to 13 1/2 hours a day with one nap being about 2 hours.

Remember this is just a guideline and some babies might sleep a little more or maybe a little less.  I am not a sleep expert but I do know my boys behaved so much better when they had their sleep and were wearing  comfortable pajamas.   My Baby Pajamas has a great selection of baby pajamas and toddler pajamas, including one of our best selling brands At Home Pajamas.


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Baby pajamas, teach babies to sleep, footie pajamas Having a baby that sleeps through the night is every parents dream.   But where do you begin??  There is so much information out there about teaching your baby to sleep.  There are countless books, articles on the internet, and blogs but which one should you try first?  All I can say, as a mother of two, start with the one that feels right for you and your family. Or combine them all together to make a unique sleep solution for your family.

A great article to take a look at is 26 Baby Sleep Solutions.   I found the article on parenting.com.    The article is featured like an alphabet book.   A sleep solution for every letter in the alphabet!   Some of my favorites are “B is for Bathtime”:  it talks about how warm water combined with loving strokes with the washcloth can relax just about anyone.  This was an important part of our family bedtime routine.   My youngest son is 4 1/2 years old and knows that as soon as I say, “it’s bath time”, he only has a short time before lights out.

I think my favorite one is “J is for Jammies”: make sure your child has comfortable pajamas.   Pajamas that are 100% cotton are great and should fit snug.  Be sure to check out all of our great 100% cotton pajamas at www.mybabypajamas.com.   Again, my youngest son gets excited about bed when he has “Cool” pajamas to sleep in.  He loves his LazyOne Wide Awake Short pajamas because he’s into alligators.

Another favorite is,”R is for Routines”:  Consistency is key.  Enough said!  Sticking to a routine can be hard especially if you have more than one child but it’s well worth the outcome.   A good nights sleep for you and your baby!


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I have something to confess to you all-I LOVE SLEEP AND SO DO MY KIDS!  Plus, my friends used to call me General, Sergeant, Sleep Nazi etc. I think you get the idea.  This all started when I gave birth to my oldest son (who is now 10 years old and can still sleep a 12 hour night).   My husband and I wanted our children to sleep and to learn to sleep in their own beds.  That’s not too much to ask, right?

Rewind to 1999: I was pregnant for the first time and did not want to give up my sleep. Selfish??   Some will say yes and some will say no.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  My opinion was, I wanted my child to sleep.  Everything I read said that children that were good sleepers were smarter, less sick and a happier child.  I started to read books about teaching a child to sleep.   I read many!!  Some of the ones that I read and re-read were “The No Cry Sleep Solutions” by Elizabeth Pantley, “Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” by Tracy Hogg , “Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition : How Infants, Toddlers and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep” by Jodi Mindell PhD and finally “Baby Wise” By Gary Ezzo.  After reading many books, I decided to take things I liked out of all the books and make my own recipe for sleep.   Plus, I wanted something that would work for our family. The main thing I learned: Routine, Routine, Routine!!

Routine was the foundation for teaching my kids to sleep.  They woke up at the same time everyday, had a feeding schedule during the day, napped at the same time and went to bed at the same time everyday.  Rain or shine!  Our bedtime routine was the same every night: bath, pj’s and then book.   This bedtime routine is still a constant factor in my 4 1/2 years old day.  With this bedtime routine is where I fell in love with pajamas( but I will talk about that in another post).

Teaching your baby (kids) to sleep is definitely a controversial subject.  There is no right or wrong answer, it’s what works best for your family that is important.   My Baby Pajamas Blog will be starting weekly sleep tips for babies, toddlers, and kids.  We would love to hear from you and what works or worked for your family.

My Baby Pajamas believes every child deserves a good night sleep(with of course some comfy pajamas from mybabypajamas.com).

Sleep Tight…Sleep Stylish!


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About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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