Welcome to Motherly's 4th Trimester Class, brought to you ?FREE? for the month of July by Ingenuity, creators of thoughtful, “aha" features and baby gear, designed with parenthood in mind.

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.

More inspiration about your baby's sleeping:

Newborn sleep patterns: What to expect + when to rest
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—

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

Try this: Write down your name and those of your parents and then your children. Then locate each letter of each name on the keyboard and note if it is located on the left or right side (use T, G and B as the middle line).

There should be more left-side letters in yours and your parents' names and more right-side letters in each of your children's names. Weird, huh? That's what some scientists thought, too, so they set out to determine why and discovered a similar pattern across five languages.

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