#138: Setting Up Good Sleep Habits with Manu Brune

December 29, 2022



Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


Over in this corner of the internet, we talk a lot about prioritizing our health as parents, especially as new moms.


The hard truth is that if we’re not getting good sleep, our health rapidly declines. So how then are parents of newborns supposed to get quality sleep when their baby gets up every few hours?!


My guest Manu Brune and I explore this topic and discuss how parents can encourage proper sleep habits in their babies so that everyone can benefit!


Manu’s story is very similar to mine, in that she had to call in the help of a professional to sleep train her firstborn because she was already pregnant with her second! 


After only three nights, her 8-month-old was successfully sleeping through the night! Manu then became a pediatric sleep consultant to help other parents and new moms get over the same sleep struggles, while also working as a certified parent coach and postpartum doula.


In our conversation, we talk more about setting your baby up with proper sleep habits, why parents are apprehensive to sleep train, and the importance of mimicking the womb in the fourth trimester. 


 Some big takeaways are:

  1. Sleep training should not happen until the baby is about 15 weeks of adjusted age. 
  2. Holding your newborn extra will not spoil them!
  3. New moms need at least 4-hour stretches of sleep to support their health.


If you like this topic, then the Planning For Postpartum Workshop is a great way for you to learn more! Inside the workshop, I will help guide you through important pillars necessary to entering motherhood peacefully, while feeling empowered and confident!


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Guest Bio

Manu is a mom of two small boys and a certified parent coach, postpartum doula and pediatric sleep consultant. Manu is extremely passionate about helping new moms prepare for and thrive through their postpartum journeys. Her passion comes after a rough transition to parenthood during the beginning of the pandemic.


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