Newborn & Infant Sleep Strategies

How to Get Baby to Sleep When Congested

In order to get your 9-month old sleeping through the night we need to talk about routine.

At Your Sleeping Baby, I understand the frustration of trying to get baby to sleep when congested and want to provide you with effective strategies to alleviate congestion and promote better sleep for your baby.

We’re going to do a deep-dive and I’ll share expert tips and techniques on how to get your baby to sleep when congested.

Say goodbye to sleepless nights and discover the comfort and rest your baby deserves.

Elevate the Sleep Environment

Learn how to create an optimal sleep environment for your congested baby.

Discover the benefits of using a wedge pillow or adjusting the crib mattress to elevate their head, allowing for easier breathing and improved comfort.

Promote Nasal Relief

 Explore various techniques to help clear your baby’s congested nasal passages.

From using saline nasal drops to gentle suction methods, there are many methods you can use to effectively relieve congestion and promote easier breathing for your little one.

Here are a few examples:

  • Nasal Saline Drops: Recommend using gentle saline drops specifically formulated for infants. These drops help to moisturize and clear the nasal passages, providing relief from congestion.
  • Nasal Aspirator: Suggest using a bulb syringe or a nasal aspirator designed for babies to safely and effectively remove excess mucus from their nasal passages.
  • Cool-Mist Humidifier: Advise using a cool-mist humidifier in the baby’s sleep environment. This helps to add moisture to the air, reducing nasal dryness and congestion.
  • Steam Treatment: Encourage parents to create a steamy environment in the bathroom by running a hot shower and sitting with the baby in the room for a few minutes. The steam can help loosen mucus and provide temporary relief.
  • Elevating the Head: Recommend using a wedge pillow or propping up the crib mattress slightly to elevate the baby’s head. This position can facilitate easier breathing and help alleviate congestion.

Enhance Humidity

When your baby is congested it is so important to maintain proper humidity levels in your baby’s sleep environment. A cool-mist humidifier is great for adding moisture to the air and reduce nasal dryness, resulting in improved sleep quality for your congested baby.

Soothing Bedtime Rituals

Implementing soothing bedtime rituals can aid in your congested baby’s sleep. From warm baths to gentle massages and calming activities, you can create a relaxing routine that promotes better sleep and comfort for your little one.

Safe and Effective Remedies

Explore natural remedies and safe products that can provide relief for your baby’s congestion. In one of my consultations we can discuss options such as herbal remedies, vapor rubs, and steam treatments, providing guidance on their usage and potential benefits.

Helping your congested baby find relief and achieve better sleep is possible.


By implementing the strategies and techniques outlined in this guide, you can create a more comfortable sleep environment, promote nasal relief, and establish soothing bedtime rituals.

At Your Sleeping Baby, I am dedicated to supporting you and your baby on the journey to better sleep. Don’t let congestion disrupt your baby’s rest any longer.


If you’d like to have personalized help with your babies sleep scroll below and have a look at a few ways we can connect. It’s my heart to help you and your family have a well-rested and healthier life!



How to Get a 9-Month Old to Sleep Through the Night

It's okay to need hands on support!

If you are not sure which route is the best for your baby and family reach out for a consultation. Everyone’s situation is different and what works for some families won’t work for all.

I’d love to support you and help you get your 9-month-old baby sleeping through the night.

Below are the packages I offer. Find the one that works for you and click LEARN MORE.

Look forward to helping you and your baby get some much-needed rest!

Packages for 0-3 Years:

Expectant Parents

& Newborns

(0-4 months)

I will help to prepare you for bringing home your sweet new baby and help you to start off on the right foot.

You will learn how to utilize the first 4 months of your baby’s life to slowly, naturally, organically start laying a healthy sleep foundation.

If you want to avoid the blur of sleep deprivation and uncertainty of being a new parent this program is for you!


(4-15 months)

Whether you have a baby that is already on the path to healthy sleep or you have not yet begun to implement sleep fundamentals, this is a GREAT age to start. Your baby is now developmentally capable of sleeping in long stretches and taking in his calories during the day. This program is for you if you have a baby that has not yet learned how to sleep independently and needs some consistency and structure in his day and his nights.


(15 months – 3 years)

The toddler years can be some of the absolute best and the absolute hardest. If your toddler is boundary-pushing around sleep times or has just never been a good sleeper now is the time to tackle sleep once and for all. Toddlers, more than any other age, need clear expectations surrounding sleep. They require full emotional tanks and parents who hold strong boundaries making them feel safe and secure.

As a faith-based entrepreneur who believes strongly in the power of God to restore and heal,  I believe wholeheartedly in helping people that currently don’t have the means to help themselves so they can heal and become the whole person that God intended, and then can go on to help others do the same.

Beauty From Ashes Ranch is a faith-based nonprofit organization that is building a long-term holistic care facility for rescued children ages 11-17 years old who are survivors of sex trafficking.

10% of every dollar made will be donated to The Beauty from Ashes Ranch to help young girls heal from the trauma of Sex trafficking.

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Julie H.


Consultation + 6 weeks of follow up support:  $525

+ Add-on 6 weeks follow up support:    $325


Now is the time… Sleep begets sleep and sleeplessness begets sleeplessness.

While it’s easiest to establish healthy sleep habits from the beginning sometimes parents end up with an older baby who has never learned the skill of sleep or had age-appropriate sleep boundaries in place. This could be due to medical issues when the baby was young or simply lack of knowledge or misinformation. Regardless of the reasons why, it’s never too late to start. You can begin today to give your child the sleep he/she so desperately needs.

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    What's Included:
    • Initial Sleep Evaluation prior to consultation – This gives me an overview of your sleep situation and allows me to begin developing a plan before we meet
    • 90 Minute Virtual Zoom Consultation CallI will help you decode your baby’s sleep. We will discuss your baby and his specific sleep challenges. I will walk you through a plan for how to get from where you are today to a baby that can go to sleep and stay asleep independently. For most babies this age, sleeping through the night happens very quickly as they are truly hungry for sleep.
    • Custom Sleep Plan  This is a sleep plan that will teach you the specific steps that will help your baby to move forward in his sleep and stop resisting. I will walk you through the components of independent sleep and teach you how they all work together to promote peaceful rest. Your baby will learn that it truly feels so good to sleep!
    • Age-appropriate Sleep Guides These guides will help you to know how to handle the many changes, transitions, and bumps in the road that happen during the first 15 months of life
    • Nursery Assessment – We will discuss light, sound, temperature and overall room setup to make sure that your baby has an optimal sleep environment.
    • Follow-up Support  This is absolutely essential to your long-term success and I am here for you every step of the way. I make myself available through email, phone, and text so you can get your questions answered in a timely manner. You will never get stuck or be unsure what to do in any given situation. I am 100% committed to your success and know that follow-up support is essential.
    • 2 Email Threads – To be used within 6 months of initial consultation.

    Not ready to invest in a package?

    Just need some troubleshooting or tweaking?

    Then booking a consultation call may be the best fit for you! You are able to purchase as many hours as you like and whatever you don’t use for consultation time will be saved for you to use for follow-up support.

    Please note that I cannot squeeze a comprehensive consultation into one hour. You will need to purchase 2 hours. This will leave you with roughly ½ hour for follow-up support.

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    Do you just have a few random questions you’d like my expertise on? Book a 30 Minute call where we discuss your targeted concerns with your child’s sleep journey. 

    1 hour of sleep support


    If you are unsure what service is the best fit for you or if you simply have questions that you would like to ask please schedule a free discovery call with me.

    “What is the value of a good night’s sleep? What is the cost of a bad night’s sleep or prolonged sleeplessness?  Many of our family and friends recalled the weeks or even years of broken sleep, lost income, and stress, stress, STRESS which resulted from a child who wouldn’t sleep through the night. No thanks. Let’s avoid that.”

    John S.

    10 Simple Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep Better Tonight

    These tips are simple, easy to implement, and created to help your baby slowly step into a healthy, secure relationship with sleep!

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