There is nothing I can truly add to this other than to say I love this blog post so much and wish I had read something like this with my first baby. Mr. T was not an easy baby and I felt pressured by the “shoulds”. Miss L was the dream baby who fell asleep on her own, an exception. Now, T Dawg is proving to be a baby who will be loved and snuggled to sleep as he definitely nurses to bedtime and naps in a carrier. It’s our reality and our season of life.
Are you currently feeding your baby to sleep? Rocking, singing or cuddling your baby to sleep? Wearing your baby as they sleep in a carrier or letting them sleep on your chest on the couch? Has your baby grown accustomed to dropping off as they ride in the car or pushed in the pram? Does your baby need the touch of their mum’s skin, hum of her voice or feeling of her hand on their chest to feel relaxed enough to sleep? Maybe you are holding a very tired baby tightly as they cry and struggle to relax but with your calm reassurance, they will eventually drift off?
Will your baby only sleep in your bed?
If this sounds familiar, I am here to say you make my heart swell beautiful mama.
Your baby associates sleep with feelings of being supported, responded to and comforted. You are not doing you…
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