How to Wake Up A Sleeping Baby

You all thought I was a bit crazy when I asked “How do I wake up a sleeping baby?” Most of you answered, “You don’t” but really, I needed to. With sleep training a newborn baby (click here for my newborn baby sleep training tips), comes the need to wake that baby up to feed at a particular schedule. And that, my friends, is why I asked you all over on Instagram:

How do I wake up a sleeping baby?

 It’s no easy task but here is all the advice I got:

 - ice pack on the bottom of their feet

- wash cloth or wet wipe on their belly, back or armpits (this one has been working like a charm for us)

- undress them

- blow air on their tummy

- put a drip of milk on their lips

- run your fingers down their spine or sides

- gently flick the bottom of their feet

- gently give them that “falling” feeling to make the Moro Reflex happen


If you have any other suggestions that have worked for you,
let me know so I can add them to the list!

How do I wake up a sleeping baby? - The Overwhelmed Mommy Blogger
How do I wake up a sleeping baby? - The Overwhelmed Mommy Blogger
How do I wake up a sleeping baby? - The Overwhelmed Mommy Blogger