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REVIEW: the 90-minute baby sleep program

The sleep book you need |

90-minute baby sleep program: The sleep book you need |

What is the 90 Minute Baby Sleep Program? 

This book offers a kinder, gentler, all-natural method to get your baby to sleep! It is written by Dr. Polly Moore and it helps babies nap longer and more often to allow your baby to get the sleep he or she needs!

What is different? 

This book is different from a lot of the baby sleep books I’ve read. Basically, you put your baby down for a nap every 90 minutes. So when they wake up- set the timer- and 90 minutes later put them down for another nap. In the book Dr. Moore talks about the N.A.P.S. plan! Note the time of your baby’s last waking, Add 90 minutes, Play, Soothe your sleepy baby. It’s very simple and works great!

The Good?

At first when I read it, I thought it was crazy to put Gracie down for a nap 90 minutes after she wakes up. That didn’t seem like long enough awake time. However, the first week I tried it, I instantly knew it was perfect for us. Once I started writing down the times Gracie would wake up, I noticed that she really did display tired signs 90 minutes later. It honestly is like clock work! I love having a schedule that is not rigid. This sleep program allows you to have a general schedule. Gracie follows the NAPS plan but does not necessarily follow a certain time schedule. Somedays her naps are short, but we still play after every nap. It allows Gracie to know what comes next in the day.

After starting this program with Gracie, I have found that she sleeps longer, better, and goes to sleep happier. If you find that sweet 90 minute spot, it is actually easier to put her to sleep. She doesn’t get overtired and always feels well rested when she wakes up!

90-minute baby sleep program: The sleep book you need |

The Bad? 

Dr. Moore recommends that you are home for your baby’s naps. This can be a challenge because if I am putting Gracie down for a nap every 90 minutes, that only gives me an hour and a half to run an errand. However, I have noticed that it is much easier to put Gracie down for a nap at home. She falls asleep way faster and without a fight. If we are out, it does take longer for her to fall asleep and she does not stay asleep for long.

Best for?

Babies ages two weeks through one year :D. I think it especially works great for the first three months. Once babies are 4+ months, they tend to skip one of their sleep cycles. Meaning instead of putting baby down every 90 minutes, they may go 3 hours in between naps.

This book is perfect if your baby is a catnapper. Dr. Moore gives lots of tips for babies that seem to have a hard time staying asleep. It’s also great if you want a gentle way to encourage sleep. Dr. Moore doesn’t really believe in “cry it out”. Although she does have a little section in the book on it.


I bought mine on amazon! I’m sure you can get it at any bookstore. I do not think there is an ibooks version of it.


I love this book! I’ve read about four baby sleep books, and this one is by far my favorite! Gracie follows this program to a T. It has made our life easier and naps smoother.

My vote?

Must have!

UPDATE: month 2

Two month baby update |

Two Months Old


22.5 inches (44%) and 11 lbs (35%)!


 We’ve fallen into more of a routine now. Gracie still likes to sleep then eat then play. She’s been taking great naps. We also took Gracie to Marco Island for vacation and she did great! She loves being outside and feeling the fresh air. She’s extra cuddly in the morning, so I always make sure to include some lovin’ in the morning. It’s so amazing to wake up to a baby! She instantly gets me in a great mood- NO COFFEE NEEDED! (Okay- I still kinda need coffee to wake up, but she makes me happy instantly).


Gracie is doing pretty good with sleep! She goes to bed when we do which is around 10 or 11. But she takes great naps- and a lot of them! She pretty much falls asleep every 1.5 hours. Her naps seem to be getting longer- usually 1.5-2 hours. After she plays for a little, she will let you know that she is done. She gets pretty fussy when she is tired. But if you catch it quickly, she is easy to put down for a nap. I still like to rock her or bounce her to sleep. It’s the best feeling ever to have her fall asleep in my arms. I LOVE it!

Two months


Breastfeeding is going much better! Gracie still eats every 2 hours. She seems to be eating a little quicker now. She is growing and is happiest when she is eating. She still wakes up a few times at night to eat, but I don’t mind! It’s actually a very peaceful time.

Two months


Gracie actually fits into some of her newborn clothes still. She mostly wears size 0-3 clothes now though. She is wearing newborn diapers but also sometimes size 1 diapers!


Gracie smiles a lot now! And she actually started doing some giggles! BEST SOUND EVER. Her head is getting much stronger. She sort of likes tummy time now. And she likes looking at faces!

How I feel

I feel pretty much back to normal! I think I have lost all of the pregnancy weight, although I haven’t weighed myself yet. Things seem to be fitting good! I think it’s from all of the breastfeeding because I haven’t really done any yoga! I am the happiest I’ve ever been! Being a mom is more than I ever imagined. I’m tired all the time- but I don’t even care! Gracie is so cute, fun, cuddly, and MINE! I still can’t believe she is mine!

I can’t believe she is two months already!

Two month baby update |