Is the pacifier a prop? Can it help or hinder sleep? I bet you'll be a little shocked to hear my professional opinion on the topic!
The sleep world uses SO many confusing terms. How do we define "drowsy but awake", anyways? What is gentle? and is "no-cry" even achievable? (hint: no, not literally, at least). And how much crying is acceptable? When is it considered cry-it-out? Can I still breastfeed and "sleep train"? Can I still share a room and "sleep train"?
Over the years, I've learned that teaching babies is about so much more than just "sleep" for baby. Now don't get me wrong, sleep for baby's health, overall happiness, and well-being is the absolute most important reason that parents decide to embark on a journey like this. But do know you about all of the other benefits? I'm happy to share with you some of the best benefits I've discovered with my clients through the years!
It's that time again! The clocks are changing! Nov 5th the clocks change!
I'll be honest, it's not my favourite time of the year. There's nothing I hate more than sleep disturbances and I feel it's so unfair to parents and children who have worked so hard to get into a great sleep rhythm. Not to mention that car accident increase during a clock change and that shows how we adults even struggle with this change. But, since I'm not in control of things like that, I'll use this opportunity to share with you my recommended steps to ease the challenges around this change. Good luck!
So, what is the best way to handle it? Read on....