The Meaning Of Sleep Trained

So as I sift through my daily messages and emails, I came across a question from a mom that got me thinking, the definition of sleep training may need explaining to some. She writes..."I have spent a lot of money on sleep training, (trust me, my husband doesn't let me forget it), and am frustrated and dismayed to find my 4 month old still periodically wakes at night. I have addressed it with the sleep trainer, and she said it is normal, but I would love your opinion".... So, I contacted mom and asked her what the baby does when he wakes up. Her reply was "He is vocal for a few minutes, looks around, and puts himself back to sleep" Upon digging further, I was also able to find out, he is in

How To Help Avoid a Flat Head!

We all know tummy time is important for strengthening those upper body and neck muscles, but it's also important to ensure a nicely shaped head. Some things you can do to help include: Ensure baby is not constantly in a seat or on their backs when awake. They should of course ALWAYS be placed on their backs for sleep. Give baby at least 5 minutes of tummy time, several times a day. Position baby in different ways, so they will turn different ways to look at things they find interesting. Vary position in crib for same reason above, or even move crib around the room. Hold baby, so they are not resting their heads against anything. If your baby's head constantly seems to fall into the same posi

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