How and when to drop your night feedings when you have small babies. Concise tips to help guide you towards a full night’s sleep.
There are so many reasons why babies wake through the night, and these persistent night wakings can cause everyone in the house to be so tired. When you are deep in the haze of waking with your baby, you might start to wonder, “are all these wakings are totally necessary?” Depending on the age and weight of your child, the answer might be no.
If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know that my whole journey to become a sleep consultant started with a boy who never slept. Those first few months with Liam felt so desperate, and I remember digging through countless articles on the internet looking for solutions that could help. There are articles upon articles with information about sleep training, and so many of them contradict each other. As a new parent, it can definitely feel intimidating trying to learn more about sleep training.
These sleep foundations give your child the best opportunity for success, because you are providing them with everything they need to fall asleep, and stay asleep, getting them the rest they need.
I want to clear up a myth for you, mama. I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times before: “Don’t feed that baby to sleep” or “If you keep feeding her to sleep, she’ll wake up all night”. There’s no doubt that there is some truth to that, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use feeding as a tool to help your babe sleep, particularly in the earlier stages of sleep training.