It can be exhausting!
Not only are you sleep deprived, but in the back of your mind, you’re wondering if you’re doing it right. If you could just figure out the magic formula, she would fall back to sleep on her own, self sooth, sleep through the night, nap longer.
There are tons of books and articles out there all dedicated to infant sleep. If you can just follow their plan exactly, you’ll have the perfect sleeping baby.
In my experience working with families, there is not one book or one method that works for all babies.
Each baby and each family has different needs. I like to help families learn strategies that will work for them, and help them ignore unhelpful advice.
In the end, no matter how many books you read, sometimes you just need a break! As a postpartum doula, I love being able to hold baby while mom takes a much-needed nap.
This time, I’ll rock baby while you catch some Zzs.