I came across The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program: Follow Your Child’s Natural Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps by Polly Moore when purchasing another copy of Elizabeth Pantley’s The No-Cry Sleep Solution for a friend expecting a baby. (The No Cry Sleep Solution is a standard baby gift of mine)
I am so glad that I found this hidden gem. I really don’t know why more parents are not...
If you don’t know already, I had a really rough road with my now 3 year old daughter Evalee in the sleep department…By the time she was 9 months old she was waking every hour and a half to nurse, day or night.
I was exhausted.
But, now I am a “seasoned” mom armed with more experience and knowledge and hopefully can avoid that same state of exhaustion with our new little boy...
Somewhere along the line, modern day parents were told that when a baby was crying it was to manipulate rather than to communicate. I am sure if I dug deep enough, I could find the source of this ridiculous information but it would only upset me, so why bother. Such a complete disregard for common sense is mind boggling.
Bottom line, a baby cries for a reason. That reason could be hunger, sleepiness, pain...
Sleep deprivation is quite possibly the most challenging aspect of parenting.
If your child is not sleeping that means you are not sleeping. This is a very slippery slope that I have had some hard core, first hand experience with.
My daughter was not a “sleeper”. The first few weeks were okay. Like many newborns, Evalee slept more than she was awake and she managed to get her days and nights...