Sleep myths

Drop a πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ below if you’re tired of being bombarded with sleep training myths

In all honesty, this audio is in jest and I’m not calling anyone names – but I do think all parents would be much better served if we collectively (and I don’t mean those of us in the sleep industry, I mean as a society) did a better job of educating parents on biological norms as they relate to infant sleep.

I’m tired – on behalf of all new parents – of having to dispel these common, misleading and outdated myths:

‼️ There is no magic age when babies no longer need to eat at night
‼️ There is no such thing as teaching babies to β€œself soothe”
‼️ Babies are not capable of manipulation
‼️ Parents are not capable of giving too much support, connection or love
‼️ Overtiredness is not the answer to every sleep problem
‼️ There is no magic schedule (forget the β€œeat play sleep” or β€œ2-3-4” routines)
‼️ Parents are in control of their babies biological functions, and can β€œteach” their child to sleep

There are absolutely things that can be done to improve sleep. This is true both in cases where there are extenuating circumstances creating the disturbances (think: oral ties, birth experience, nutrient deficiencies etc.), and when there are challenges with the schedule. 𝘽π™ͺ𝙩 π™žπ™£ π™£π™šπ™žπ™©π™π™šπ™§ 𝙀𝙛 π™©π™π™šπ™¨π™š π™žπ™£π™¨π™©π™–π™£π™˜π™šπ™¨ 𝙙𝙀 π™₯π™–π™§π™šπ™£π™©π™¨ π™£π™šπ™šπ™™ 𝙩𝙀 β€œπ™©π™šπ™–π™˜π™β€, β€œπ™©π™§π™–π™žπ™£β€ 𝙀𝙧 π™€π™©π™π™šπ™§π™¬π™žπ™¨π™š π™ͺπ™¨π™š π™¨π™šπ™₯π™–π™§π™–π™©π™žπ™€π™£ 𝙩𝙀 π™žπ™’π™₯π™§π™€π™«π™š π™¨π™‘π™šπ™šπ™₯.

It is not necessary. It never was. And we need to stop telling parents it is the only way.

So if you’re tired of being told your instincts are wrong, that you need to just let your baby find their way, or worse – that you’re getting in the way of better sleep – you’re in the right place. Drop a πŸ‘πŸ½ if you agree or a πŸ‘‹πŸΌ to say hi!

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