....Are You Prepared To Do It EVERY Time You Want Your Baby To Sleep?
If you are..... then please feel free to click away from this page or ignore everything i'm about to say. If you're thinking actually i enjoy this for the time being but in time this may not be practical ( for whatever reason.) you might wanna read on.
Soooo many books and experts say that rocking or feeding or cuddling your baby to sleep is a bad habit, as they will always need you to rock feed or cuddle them to sleep..... I have never seen a 12 year old need to be breastfed to sleep but I will say this.
It’s not a bad habit or a good habit to rock feed or cuddle your baby to sleep, I rocked, fed and cuddled my baby to sleep and countless of my charges too
when rocking, feeding or cuddling to sleep is the ONLY way you have of getting your baby to sleep it could become a problem for your little one the day you decide NOT to rely on your tried and true way of settling them to sleep.
In my mind the answer is to find ways that can help your baby relax unwind and fall asleep that don’t just involve cuddling or rocking, add Other associations to falling asleep so that if/when you do decide that rocking/feeding/cuddling to sleep your little one doesn’t panic or cry from confusion or frustration at you not using the method of helping them to nod off that they used to. ⠀
There’s swaddling, or laying next to your baby and stroking their face and hands, white noise, comfort objects or loveys, air infusers to add relaxing smells and fragrances to the sleep space.⠀
Need help getting your baby to sleep? Email me if you’d like help and support teaching your baby how to sleep more independently. ⠀
If you are reading this because you have a baby or toddler who your struggling to get to sleep here are a few ways i can help you get more sleep, whenever you're ready.
1. You can join my community over on Facebook for sleep deprived mums wanting more gentle and respectful soultions to their babies sleep problems. Connect with me there and other mums who share your mission for more sleep using more gentle and child focussed methods. I created it to be space for commeraderies, support, inspiration or even just a safe space to come and have a good old whinge when sleep deprivation is kicking your butt! To join us over on FB Click Here!
2. If your thinking about maybe sleep training your baby i have a free baby sleep class that can help you decide on how to sleep train your baby or toddler and 7 Key points to think about before you sleep train so that when you do start you see success quickly and with as little stress as possible. To access that free training Click Here....but hurry as i will be taking that free training down very soon
3. You can work with me privately to help get you and your baby or toddler sleeping through the night. We can work together and plan a sleep solution speciifically for you and your family and have me hold your hand, offerif emotional support and accountability to help you confidently shape ho your baby or toddler sleeps To book a session with me click here to select a package that suits you and book our sessions together or email me for a free discovery call where we can chat and see if working together is a good fit for both of us!!