Notice how this title didn’t include the word ‘success’. That’s because this is a post about me….and why I’m an only child. It’s ironic that I am an infant and child sleep coach because if you ask my parents they will tell you in no uncertain terms that as an infant, I did not sleep. Any we’re not talking short naps or bedtime struggles. My parents will tell you that I wouldn’t sleep unless I was in motion. Constant motion.
My dad would pace the house late at night and when he thought I was asleep would kick back on the couch himself. Not the safest place for an exhausted parent and baby to sleep.
This is an all too common scenario. The result is often that an exhausted parent lets go of a baby and the baby rolls onto the floor. Scary? You bet. I had so much difficultly sleeping as a baby that my own parents parents admit to dropping me…more than once.
The moral of the story? Looking back, they desperately wish that someone had taught them about healthy sleep patterns and habits so that they could have addressed the issue.
Help is out there, you just need to be willing to ask.