I know how hard it can be to not get a full night of rest for months on end. You prepare for sleepless nights for the first few weeks after bringing baby home, but if you are still waking up every two hours or less after eight months you are probably at the end of your rope, right? I know, I’ve been there. Luckily, babies can learn to sleep through the night with the help of their parents. Every baby is different and it’s important for parents to know their baby’s temperament to determine when their child is capable of sleeping through the night. Parents do their best to care for their baby, but unknowingly we create sleep associations that our babies rely on to fall asleep. Sleep associations, or sleep props, can be feeding to sleep, rocking, singing, carrying, or taking a stroller ride to fall to sleep. At no fault to the baby or the parent, they begin to associate falling asleep with these actions. Once these actions stop, the baby wakes up and needs the same action to fall asleep again. Sound familiar?
The solution can be simple by adjusting the baby’s schedule and sleep associations and they will eventually sleep soundly for naps and through the night. If you are interested in developing a custom sleep plan, contact me at Courtney@LivingHealthyHappy.com or schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation today!