When it comes to baby sleep books, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two. We’ve read them all, from Ferber to Weissbluth to Karp – for us, it’s research! And while lots of those baby sleep books have helpful bits of wisdom here and there, here’s the thing that we have learned over the years, from reading every baby sleep book we can get our hands on: they often contradict each other.
Have you noticed this, too? If so, then you’ll appreciate this article, about what you learn when you read all the baby sleep books. This is one of our favorites – it’s hilarious! And, it is sooo true! So many of the books say something different, whether it’s to cry or not let them cry or to co-sleep or not. It’s tough to make sense of it all.
One-Size-Fits-All Sleep Advice Doesn’t Work Well; Personalized Sleep Advice Does
And, really, it simply reinforces that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to helping your baby learn healthy sleep habits, just like there isn’t just one type of discipline that works with every child. Even with children within the same family, their needs (whether it’s sleep needs or not) vary a lot. This is why you sometimes have to be ‘unfair’ when it comes to sleep. When my sons complain that something is different for them, rather than try to make everything equal and fair (which is impossible), I tell them “You are two different people and what’s right for him may not be right for you.”
Baby Sleep Help Resources For You
Parenting can feel like a puzzle, sometimes, trying this piece or that piece to try to find the right fit, but once you do, it really helps your child thrive. Have no fear, we have several articles to help you try to find the right philosophy for you. Here are a few of those articles:
You Know Your Baby Best!
In the end, you know your baby best, not some author of a book. Remember, there are different learning styles, so that will include your baby learning in different ways, too. The challenge is that sometimes your parenting philosophy and your baby’s temperament don’t go hand in hand and that often leads to a lot of frustration on both your parts.