Sleep is for the weak

Or clearly that’s what my Savannah thinks and has thought for the last 2 years.

Yes I am one of THOSE moms. You know the kind, the ones that are consistently complaining about how much sleep we are NOT getting.

I used to think BC (Before Child) that this whole baby and sleep issue was very cut and dry. Do it the way the books says and you will be fine. Start as you mean to go. Don’t let them co-sleep. DO let them cry it out and teach them how to self soothe. Honestly, this might……MIGHT work for some, but there are PLENTY of us who this just does not work for.

Looking back I wish I had not put as much emphasis and worry on the sleep issue. I was convinced I was doing it all wrong, cause Savannah was still not sleeping. (Or sleeping the way I thought she should be) I am sure there are a million moms out there feeling exactly the same way. When I hear of moms complaining about how crappy their babies sleep, I am usually slow to give advice on how and what they should (in my world) be doing. To be totally honest it’s actually a relief to find out I am not the only one going through it

If I could go back to me BC I would say don’t sweat the small stuff, some things will take time and fall into place on their own. So what if your child shares your bed, or needs a bottle of milk before bed and wants to rub your ear as she falls asleep. I would also say – change your expectations on baby’s / toddlers sleep. Once I changed my mind set and accepted that my child did not sleep well, I slept better – even though it was in fragments. Sometimes you just have to let it go and not let it consume you.

One day this will all be a distant memory, and we will face new battles.

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2 thoughts on “Sleep is for the weak

  1. Emma Duncan says:

    I’m with you here. We’ve finally given up on controlled crying as it just didn’t work for our littlest one. It’s such a relief to just go with the flow!

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