June 18, 2024

Help Your Baby (and you!) Sleep Better! with Kristine Petterson

It’s no secret that getting good sleep is vital in living a healthy life. However, sleep becomes crucial in the fourth trimester- the newborn phase! When baby and you develop healthy sleep patterns, it benefits the whole family. But I know what you’re thinking: “Easier said than done.”

Well, to have this conversation with me today on Yoga| Birth| Babies, I have Kristine Petterson. Kristine is a birth doula, a Pre/Postnatal yoga instructor, and a Mindful Sleep and Parenting Educator. And, as a sleep consultant, Kristine’s knowledge on fourth trimester sleep proves promising.

Throughout the conversation, we dive into the importance of a healthy sleep relationship, Kristine’s belief in babies’ ability to self-soothe, and we go over some tangible tips in creating better sleep hygiene for you and your newborn. Trust me, you’ll want to listen to this conversation (even a couple of times) to take some notes! Cheers to getting better sleep.

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • About Kristine and what led her into birth work, and then becoming a certified Sleep Sense Consultant
  • What her own experience was with newborn sleep as a new parent
  • Her approach to helping a newborn create a healthy relationship with sleep
  • 3 beliefs that need to shift in order to help a baby self-soothe
  • How you, as a parent, can learn the difference between the sounds of self-soothing vs. crying
  • 3 newborn sleep tips and what age to introduce them
  • Kristine’s thoughts on using a pacifier to help a baby self-sooth/fall asleep
  • Some safe sleep guidelines that every parent should follow
  • One final tip or piece of advice Kristine would like to offer new and expectant parents
  • Where you can find her work

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About Kristine:

Kristine Petterson’s winding dharmic path led her from childhood people pleaser and insomniac high school teacher to a Birth Doula and Pre/Postnatal Yoga Instructor. She’s now a Mindful Sleep and Parenting Educator with healthy boundaries and rocking sleep hygiene. It’s her mission to help others set down the heavy baggage of mom-guilt so they can “do the work” of being human with greater ease, connection and joy!

Connect with Kristine:

Website: kristinepetterson.com

IG: @MindfulParentingRevolution

FB Group:  Mindful Parenting Revolution

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