Sleep is a big topic for new parents. And with it comes so many questions. How much should she be sleeping? How can I get him to sleep more? And, where should the baby sleep? Emily of Live Renewed shares a bit of her perspective and experience when it comes to infant sleep and co-sleeping.
“Is she sleeping through the night yet?” The worst question that could ever be asked of a new mom. EVER! Because, um, news flash: Babies don’t (and shouldn’t) really conform to our ideals of what it means to sleep for long periods without waking, at nighttime.
I mean pretty much anyone who’s ever had a baby, or taken care of someone else’s baby, could probably tell you that. And yet, how a baby is sleeping is always at the very top of other people’s priority list for your baby.
So, you feel like it should be at the top of your priority list too, right? I mean everyone keeps asking about it, so it must be important, right?
And your completely sleep-deprived self is screaming – YES! It is important! I need to sleep! And so I need to get my baby to sleep through the night!! Because that’s what all the experts tell me I am supposed to do.
But, maybe there is more to it than just sleeping through the night. …
To co-sleep or not to co-sleep…read more about Emily’s experience with infant sleep and co-sleeping at her website Live Renewed.
Emily McClements is a wife, mother of three and author/owner of Live Renewed where she blogs about green and frugal living, focusing on simple steps that people can take to move toward a more green, natural, and simple lifestyle.