Baby Sleep Myths Debunked!
Keep your baby up a lot in the day so that they sleep more at night. FALSE - sleep feeds sleep. A baby who doesn't sleep lives on adrenaline and that makes it harder to achieve sleep.
Bring you child to the park to tire them out and they will have a great long nap!! Though sometimes TRUE this is FALSE- a baby who cannot successfully self soothe will have not much use for all that spent energy after a 20-45 min power nap.
Your baby isn’t sleeping through the night because you are breastfeeding FALSE - A breastfed baby can sleep through the night the same time a formula fed baby can. If mom is confident in the supply and baby is gaining then this isn’t an issue.
Start feeding your baby solids, formula or cereal in the bottle and they will sleep though the night. FALSE -Sleeping the night and self soothing is a learned skill. something that must be learned independently kind of like learning to walk.
Once your child slept through the night they will never wake at night again FALSE - your child may wake many times overnight in their lifetime. As adults we wake up too but learn to get back to sleep. As babies its the same. there is no need to introduce
food at any of these times as your child's body is in hibernation overnight. By feeding it something other then water you are basically going to have to start from scratch.
The Babeez Dream Team can help TRUE!!! Debbie Fazio has created an incredible program with various support levels where they can provide help and get you on the right track in terms of you sleep goals. Fast or slow we o have a program for you
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By Sabrina Crimeli
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