Updated: Jun 23, 2020
Once you have a new baby in your life, thats it!
The guilt hormone starts to float about your body sending your brain into overdrive and your anxiety through the roof.
Never again will you be able to make quick decisions about your offspring, instead you procrastinate, ask friends, search facebook and do copious amounts of online reading - asking google, the same question just reworded - trying to find a different answer, if you happen to come across one you don't like!
We all know that you can find any answer you are looking for on google - good or bad, its all out there for the world to read.
I would say that SLEEP is one hot commodity, when it comes to babies. Whether 6 weeks old, 6 months old or a 3 year old toddler.
Counting how many hours they have slept, watching for their sleep cues, going to bed each night yourself, wondering what the night will hold, will I be up in an hour or two?
Should I even bother going to sleep? UGH.
Time and time again, I have seen parents get so worked up over sleep, both napping, bedtime and over night, that it consumes them and it's all they think about.
ALL. DAY. LONG. (AND NIGHT)
Certainly getting a baby to sleep, can be a stressful event, it's also time consuming and tends to involve tears, both with and without props (and not just the baby!)
But overall, I find it can really eat away at parents, mentally, physically emotionally and can put a wedge between a couples relationship.
SO - What can you do to stop worrying about your babies sleep?
1. DON'T count the hours