Drowsy but awake does not work

This is probably the 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 common sleep myth, and is the pinnacle of sleep training advice. But the truth is, anyone who has tried to put a baby down “drowsy but awake” knows it’s next to impossible!
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Telling parents to put their children down “drowsy but awake” sets parents up for failure, and forces them into a situation where they either have to go against sleep trainers’ advice by picking the child back up, or more importantly, go against their own gut, and let the baby cry themselves to sleep.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You 𝐜𝐚𝐧 get your child to sleep without putting them in their sleep space “drowsy but awake”. You 𝐰𝐨𝐧’𝐭 ‘spoil’ them by giving them the opportunity to fall asleep in the comfort and safety of your arms. And if neither of these work for you, and you’d prefer to start bedtime with your baby or child fully awake in their sleep space, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘰𝘬𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Do what feels right for you and for your child – and if you need some guidance to figure out what is going to work best, I’m here to help.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Cayla

Cayla

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