We love our little angels. As much as possible, we want to spoil them. But of course, our babies can exhibit insatiable stubbornness. They will demand a lot of things. Food, attention, care--you name it. Furthermore, babies tend to develop a strong affinity toward pattern. For instance, young ones who are used to nursing before sleeping time will never be able to sleep without them being fed. This predicament is quite an issue because it cuts off the resting time of the mother.
You just can’t take it anymore. The exhaustion, the bleary eyes, the waking-up-more-times-each-night-than-you-thought-humanly-possible...you’ve had it! “Enough is enough!” you’ve said to yourself. It's time to take action. It's time to reclaim your nights. This, readers, is the point at which many parents first visit the Baby Sleep Site. They’re beyond exhausted. They know their babies are waking more frequently than is necessary, but they just don’t know how to make the night waking
Inertia. Remember that word from your high school physics class? (If you’re shaking your head, don’t worry -- I didn’t remember it, either!) For those of us who slept through physics in school, a little refresher course may be in order. What's Inertia, Anyway? My eyes tend to glaze over when I start hearing technical terms, so let me give you a basic definition: inertia means that if something isn’t moving, it’ll continue not moving until something or someone moves it. Inertia also
Don’t let that title make you angry -- this isn’t an article written to criticize stay-at-home parents! In fact, this author just so happens to be one. ;) Here at The Baby Sleep Site, we have the utmost respect for parents who choose to stay at home and raise their babies. For most parents, the decision to leave the workforce and stay at home represents a sacrifice of not just money, but of career ambitions, job-related goals, and even adult interaction! (Although we’re betting most
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