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Carmien Sleepy Time Giveaway!
Parents are often warned not to let their babies sleep in the parental bed. All sorts of horrors are held up as reasons why not. Let’s bust a few of them!
My first baby was barely a week old, and already some misguided fool asked me, “So, is he in a routine yet?”
“Are you mad?! Of course not!” (OK, I never actually said this, I’m much more timid in real life than on paper. But that’s what I was thinking.)
Why are people so obsessed with routine?
Why do babies wake up and cry almost the minute we put them down?
Does your best friend/neighbour/mother-in-law tell you that their child “slept through” at six weeks? If so, you may feel like you and your baby are failing dismally, because you’re getting up five times a night. It may be worthwhile to stop and check out how exactly they define “sleeping through.”
Erica Neser has been working with mothers and babies for 20 years. Her passion is to help parents understand their babies and how they sleep, and to encourage a gentle baby- and parent-friendly approach to sleep problems.