If you ask me something about baby’s sleep, I can confidently tell you, that with my first child I’ve seen it all. Well, at least our sleep issues throughout these years gave me the right to say so.
By no means, I consider myself a sleep expert. But in a constant search for the right approach to tackle short naps, bedtime battles and night wakings, there are definitely some advices that I can give you.
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During my first pregnancy, all I read was pregnancy and childbirth related information. I didn’t pay much interest to what comes after. I never thought that baby’s sleep issues are real. So, after my daughter was born and we entered in a constant sleep-deprived cycle, I started reading every possible literature on baby’s sleep.
I can honestly tell you, that I just love attachment parenting approach. It feels right. And I adore those people who practice it in every possible aspect. But, in my observation, attachment parenting works best for babies with an easy temperament.
When it comes to my daughter’s sleep, I started practicing attachment parenting from birth. Nursing to sleep when possible, rocking, breastfeeding on demand, respondin to baby’s cry, you name it.
May I just say, how exhausted I was? May I add that the exhaustion still continues, because I believe some things should be done differently at the beginning?
Two years ago, I stumbled upon a very insightful book. The book is called Bringing Up Bébé
and it describes the parenting approach in France. I was stunned after I read that French kids start sleeping through the night by 2 months old. What intrigued me even more, is that French parents achieved this not by using cry-it-out technique, which they don’t condone.
The book immediately got me thinking if I could achieve such sleep success by using French methods.
This week I’m continuing to study the book along with Kelly from The Primarily Inspired. Here you can read my full post on French parenting and how they deal with baby’s sleep issues along with children’s behavioral problems.
I’m very curious to know, what is your approach to baby’s sleep issues and what methods worked for you?
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