Cranky baby got you stumped at bedtime?

It’s common for parents to think that an exhausted baby would just fall asleep (and stay asleep!) easily.
But, nope. Turns out the opposite is usually true.

When a baby stays awake too long, the stress hormone cortisol is released. This in turn can make it hard for your tinybean to fall asleep peacefully.

So if you find that your little one is crying a lot at bedtime, you’ll want to rule out overtiredness.

Try offering bedtime 15 minutes earlier for several days and ensuring that baby isn’t awake too long in between naps. (For most 6-9 month olds, that means 2-3 hours at a time.)

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