I read somewhere that a person will die from lack of sleep, before they die from lack of food. Interesting bit of trivia or accurate fact? As any new parent can attest to, when you’re exhausted taking care of a newborn, you’ll choose sleep over a meal any day.
Once my husband and I settled into somewhat of a “routine” after bringing our newborn daughter home from the hospital, friends and family started asking the famous question: “How is she sleeping?”
We were very, very fortune (knock on wood) to have a “good sleeper.” Perhaps it was due to her above average birth weight (nine pounds and one ounce), inherited genes from her mother who loves to sleep or maybe the sleep gods took pity upon our new family and gave us a break. Whatever the reason, I can honestly say we have been fairly fortunate, so far, in being blessed with a little one who sleeps well. And my hope is that by writing these words I have not jinxed our good fortune.
For parents who have become walking zombies and are pretty much at their wits end with how to help their baby sleep better, I can tell you there is help for you!
Good Night Sleep Site can provide you with emotional and educational support to help your baby or toddler with their sleep needs. Their philosophy is that there isn’t one method to sleep training and we don't choose one over another.
Their certified sleep consultants work with you and your family to set up a sleep plan that you are comfortable with to help your baby or toddler become a great sleeper.
Whether you are a first time parent, a been-there-done-that parent or a parent of multiples, they can help.
Sleep is so important for our health, mood and general well-being that seeking outside help when your baby or toddler is struggling to sleep well is a necessity.
Have you picked up any sleep tricks along the way in your own parenting that you'd like to pass along to others?
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