Sleep Books and Fear

What do you think all these SLEEP books have in common?

Terrible Sleep Books

They all have the same advice that goes against basic human BIOLOGY and tell parents to ignore baby over their OWN needs. They all seem to have nice advice about how to take care of babies but their sleep ideas are FEAR BASED because they imply that this time is how it ALWAYS will be if you don’t FIX something. The thing is, there is nothing wrong with your baby! There is no magic fix for what is NORMAL and there is not only ONE right way (their’s alone). Books like these give parents false hope and often make them feel like failures if they follow the book’s rules and things don’t CHANGE (because baby will still need to wake up to eat, nurse and snuggle – they have one job right now after all!!) Sometimes these books, when followed EXACTLY as they say, can even put baby’s life in danger! 


Take what works for you and leave the rest. Remember you are your child’s parent, teacher, and first love. You also know your child BEST. You are the REAL expert.  


Here are some of my favorite links:

https://a2zlactation.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/you-are-the-expert-on-sleep/

http://www.llli.org/faq/sleep.html

http://nurshable.com/?s=sleep

http://www.uppitysciencechick.com/kendall-tackett_cl_2-2.pdf

http://cosleeping.nd.edu/

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201302/normal-human-infant-sleep-feeding-method-and-development

http://www.secretsofbabybehavior.com/2010/03/science-of-infant-sleep-part-i-first-6.html

http://kellymom.com/category/parenting/nighttime/

http://evolutionaryparenting.com/reasons-toddlers-wake-at-night/

http://www.ourmuddyboots.com/12-things-your-crying-baby-wants-you-to-know/

http://www.essentialsforbabyssleep.com/

Watch this too! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2PfSaHwSco

There are better books out there…
http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook

http://elizabethpantley.com/

Sweet Sleep

Sweet Sleep

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2 Responses to Sleep Books and Fear

  1. Trudie Laffan says:

    Thankyou

  2. Pingback: Low Milk Supply? A Tale of Two Mothers   | a2z lactation

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