Every baby is born with the natural capacity to sleep well. Sometimes soothers, rocking or feeding can become "props' that interfere with good sleep and this natural ability. The good news is that sleeping well can be taught with the support and guidance of the parents. You are the parent, you are in charge and your baby will follow your guidelines and boundaries you set around sleep.
Crying is your child's way of protesting change. When you make changes to their sleep habits, it is reasonable to expect some amount of protest on their part. Babies don't have the ability to say to us "I actually preferred it when you nursed me to sleep six times a day... can we go back to that?" They cry instead! The good news is that children are quick learners and it won't be long before they are happy and comfortable in their new routine.
Using our gentle and supportive methods, most parents actually report less crying than they had anticipated! The crying is usually short lived and within a few days your baby will start to develop their own set of sleep skills. The crying soon disappears as they become confident and comfortable with their new sleep abilities. The benefits of these new sleep skills will last them a lifetime!
Sleep Approach - Healthy sleep habits make for healthy children and in Calgary
Healthy sleep habits make for healthy children in Calgary