Newborns and sleeping! What’s normal and what can i expect?
Category: Newborn Sleep
Do you co-sleep reluctantly or fearfully?
I co-slept with my daughter when she was newborn, i did it because she wasn't always keen to settle in her Moses basket at first and i was exhausted...I’m glad I did it and I’d do it again ( if i had another baby) I’m convinced its why she was such a good sleeper and sleeping through by 8 weeks ( although that wasn’t my intention.)
I’m not your average sleep consultant, I don’t believe rocking/feeding/cuddling to sleep are bad habits. ( but i do think if you use these methods to settle them exclusively you could face some challenges later if you want to stop click here to read more) I co-slept and breastfed on demand and still got my daughter sleeping through the night relatively early on ( 8 weeks old - click here to read up on how i did it!)
Many of the mums I meet confess to me that they co-sleep when they find out I’m a more holistic gentle sleep coach, its something they often won't admit to anyone outside of their circle because of the bad press that co-sleeping often gets.
Hey first time mum or mummy to be
Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you. After you give birth you’ll probably feel every emotion under the sun, joy, excitement, maybe some anxiety and fear of the unknown.