In this post, I'll talk about baby sleep pillows. When should you give a pillow to your baby? When can you give a pillow to your little one? What kind of pillow do you give your baby? What type of pillows can help with nursing? When can you give your baby a pillow to sleep on? The NICHHD recommends that you avoid pillows completely, for babies one year of age and younger. They also recommend never placing a baby on a pillow to sleep and never add pillows to the crib, either.
Today I will start a series of posts outlining the variety of sleep training methods that I recommend. I will post them in order (as I interpret them) from no (or very little) crying to the most (potential) crying. There are many variations of these methods, so I am only going to highlight the main gist of each method. Every parent can add tweaks here and there to accommodate their unique style and situation. At the end of the series, I will tell my story of my first son and, eventually, my
I am working on a sleep training series where I will outline the various methods, from no-cry to cry, but I don't think it makes sense to write that until I have written out how much sleep we can expect our babies and toddlers to get. If our expectations are too high, we could be trying to sleep our children too often (yes I'm using "sleep" as a verb!) and it will become frustrating for everyone. If our expectations are too low, we might not sleep our children often enough, they may become
Is it a bad idea to rock your baby? It depends. It is never a bad idea to cuddle your baby and give him/her lots of love and affection! It's only when rocking your baby becomes something you can't keep up with that it is a problem. Let's take a step back and let me explain what a sleep association is. What is your sleep association? How do you fall asleep? What kind of routine do you do before you go to sleep each night? Do you watch TV? Talk to your partner? Do you read a book? Do you sleep