Lesson 4: Your baby’s sleep

Sleep slumber—something you’re having some concerns about, considering the new baby who is about to enter your world

Lesson 4: Your baby’s sleep

Ah yes, sleep slumber—something you're probably having some concerns about, considering the new baby who is about to enter your world.


Sleep is probably one of the hottest topics of parenthood, and for good reason! It's so important (and, ahem, so lovely). In this lesson, we'll cover the basics of infant sleep, safe sleeping, and good sleep habits to help you get set up for a well-rested start to motherhood.

Lesson 4: Your baby's sleep

Your shopping guide:

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More inspiration about your baby's sleeping:

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Yawn like a fawn: 4 expert tips for lulling your little one to sleep
Baby doesn't sleep through the night—and I don't always want him to
A sleep consultant's letter to a mama in the middle of sleep exhaustion
Hey, mama: Your sleep schedule should be a priority, too

What safe sleep looks like—

Source— American Academy of Pediatrics

Your class lessons—

Lesson 1: Newborn health
Lesson 2: Mama health
Lesson 3: Feeding your baby
Lesson 4: Your baby's sleep
Lesson 5: Bonding + playing with your baby

In This Article

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    Sleep is sacred for parents. But for as much thought and effort as we put into our children's bedtime routine, sometimes our own gets a lot less love. Research has shown that establishing a regular bedtime routine as an adult can improve the quality of sleep, both in helping you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. Need a little help getting started? The pros at Press Pause want to help. Founded by women who truly value the importance of "pressing pause" for their own mental, physical and emotional health, their team created a line of CBD products designed to reduce stress and improve your overall wellness. The best part? Many of their products work their magic while you sleep!

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    Honestly, sleep is the most important pause you take all day. For mamas who struggle with falling and staying asleep, the Pause Sleep Tincture features CBD, CBN (a lesser-known cannabinoid) and melatonin to trigger sleepy thoughts in your brain and help you achieve a deeper level of rest without any grogginess the next morning. That's because research has shown that CBD and CBN help to relax your body and mind and have been shown to provide relief from inflammation, discomfort and anxiety. In combination with melatonin, they can act as a powerful natural sleep aid while providing multiple other benefits to your overall physical and mental health.

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    The Pause Intro Duo

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    We love this simple way to introduce a CBD practice from the inside out. The duo features CBD capsules and the Pause Healing Balm. The lower-dose capsules offer 300 mg of full spectrum hemp extract in a tasteless, easy-to-take vegan pill, and the healing balm is infused with essential oils, arnica and hemp extract to soothe sore muscles, battle inflammation and encourage your whole body to rest. Taken regularly, the capsules can lessen anxiety that keeps you awake and help your body relax into deeper, more satisfying rest.

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    Pause Muscle & Joint Cream

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    Whether you've tackled a tough workout or simply been worked by your rambunctious toddler, your sore muscles deserve a pause—especially at bedtime. The muscle and joint cream is incredibly light and absorbs quickly to deliver 500 mg of full spectrum CBD, along with essential oils, vitamins, arnica and camphor. The result? Fast relief for inflammation, arthritis and deep tissue soreness and discomfort.

    $64.99

    Pause Bath Bomb

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    We love a product that works hard while we relax. The Pause Bath Bomb is handcrafted in America with high quality ingredients (including 50 mg of CBD in every bomb) designed to leave you relaxed and comforted after even the toughest day. Plus, it's designed to float and spin in the tub to create a borderline magical experience of bubbles and delicious scents while you bathe. Toss it into your pre-bed soak and let this little ball work its wonders.

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