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Sleep myths

Drop a 👏🏽👏🏽 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I’m tired – on behalf of all new parents – of having to dispel these common, misleading and outdated myths: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 “self 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 “eat play sleep” or “2-3-4” routines)
‼️ Parents are in control of their babies biological functions, and can “teach” 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. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙣𝙚𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 “𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝”, “𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣” 𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥.

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 👏🏽 if you agree or a 👋🏼 to say hi!

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