Sunday, October 24, 2010
Mommy Tips: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Maybe it's luck, maybe it's training... I can't say for sure but I started sleep training Junebug at 4 months old according to the book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" by Dr. Marc Weissbluth, M.D. This book came highly recommended by several friends. When you start reading about how harmful sleep deprivation can be to a child, you really start to take it serious. A few days of suffering through letting her "cry it out" resulted in a child with a very healthy and robust sleeping schedule. She sleeps about 12 hours per night and hasn't woken up in the middle of the night in over a year. By the way, baby isn't the only member of the household that needs sleep! Mommies and Daddies need sleep BAD. This book helped us create a routine that has caused peace, calm and sanity to our home. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!