Where do you start? Who do you trust?
When our parents were raising us, the opposite was the problem. My mom said you were told to put your big girl panties on, suck it up, struggle through and do your best. There was very limited information with respect to parenting, especially when it came to sleep.
Is this a new problem? No. If you go back to Victorian times, nurses were giving a form of opium (laudanum) to help babies sleep. Sounds crazy, but it’s true!
the #1 parenting problem
Sleep happens to be the number one parenting problem. When you are a new parent, the dialogue goes something like this… How old is your baby? What is their name? Are they sleeping through the night?
As a parent, you cannot help but be confused. Dr. William Sears, is a renowned Doctor who promotes bedsharing and co-sleeping for good sleep and healthy attachment. On the other side of the spectrum Dr. Marc Weissbluth, another renowned Doctor, promotes the exact opposite. He recommends that babies should be left alone to cry it out in order to sleep well. His method is also known as extinction.
Then, when you investigate further, there are hundreds of books and websites with do it yourself options available for purchase. Some of the most popular ones today are Taking Cara Babies, The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley, The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau, Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber, and Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth.
sleep is a skill
I helped my own two children learn this vital life skill and beautiful gift and skill of sleep, and I would love to help you and your family too.
Will I ask you to leave your child all alone to cry it out? The answer is NO. You will be there every step of the way as they learn these healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
You can read more here CIO Is Not An Option.
I am an extremely tear sensitive Mom, and so is everyone on my team. If crying concerns you then that is the number one reason to work with one of my highly trained professional sleep consultants.
Together with your Sleep Angel, we will come up with a customized, loving, simple, practical and fun solution to help you and your family get the sleep you need.
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We offer a 20 minute complimentary telephone to talk about your unique situation and how you can get sleep now. We look forward to hearing from you!
Let’s get you sleeping as soon as possible so that you and your little one(s) can enjoy your days! Love, hugs & gratitude, Pam Nease