Should I be sleep training my baby? Or could I rather look for a gentler alternative? These questions are top of mind for most expecting and new parents, but there is no book (or blog) that has the answer and you need to figure out what works best for your baby and your family. Mommy blogger, Tanya Kovarsky, found that what worked for her first baby didn’t work for her second baby.
In her blog post, No regrets: From no sleeping to a little co-sleeping, Tanya explains how her firstborn, Max, had a strict sleep routine. It worked well for Max and Tanya. However, seven years later when baby Rebecca was born, Tanya realised early on that a strict routine wouldn’t work this time around.
Below is an excerpt from Tanya’s co-sleeping blog post:
“These are the best of times. They’re our precious memories in the making, and our happiness of today. I might not be getting my eight or even seven hours a night, but I’m fuelled by my kids and this parenting privilege, and good coffee – best freshly made from the beans in our machine, and enjoyed in bed, of course.”
The right mattress is the best foundation to any sleep routine
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