My baby cannot sleep? Why can’t my baby sleep?
Are you feeling tired from your crying baby?
You are not alone! It is common to struggle with helping your baby sleep. You might even feel like you are a “lousy parent”. The nights of poor sleep accumulate into a large sleep debt that starts to put a strain on your own life and sometimes your marital relationship as well.
Some people say if you help your baby to sleep, your baby will not be able to learn to self-soothe.
That is not exactly true as sometimes you may have to help your baby to sleep in any way possible. You are not giving in to your baby. You are laying down foundations for a secure relationship, and emotional regulation skills.
You can learn to be an expert
You can learn to get closer to your child and when your child needs help in sleeping. For ideas on gentle methods to help your child sleep, check out the Sleep Options Wizard (affiliate link) for 0 to 5 year olds by Dr Nicole.