The minute we announce pregnancy, we receive advice. While it is well-meaning, some of these pieces of advice can confusing and some just might not work. I’m just gonna say it: there are sleep truths and there are sleep beliefs. We want the truth!
The amount of information out there about sleep is insurmountable. The advice you will get will be confusing. The internet is confusing, one page says one things and the other page says the opposite. I am sure that you have heard adages like: “never wake a sleeping baby,” or ones of the like. So, how do you know what is true and what is not. Let’s break down some of the things you may have heard:
Never wake a sleeping baby: Part true, part not!
A later bedtime will mean a later wake time: Not true!
If baby wakes in the night, they are hungry: Not necessarily true!
There are good sleepers…and not so good sleepers: Not true!
It’s OK to put baby on their side or belly for sleep: Not true!
To read the explanations of each sleep belief and find out the truth, head on over to Orlando Mom Collective.
Wishing you rest,
Certified Child Sleep Consultant
Smart Night Sleep
**Based in Orlando, Florida but works with families worldwide.