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3 Ways Parents Sabotage Their Child's Sleep (Part 1)

woman juggling fruitMy friend Jacqueline welcomed a new baby boy into the world back in November. He is her second child. (Her daughter will be turning 3 next month.) He’s a healthy, adorable little guy… but he doesn’t sleep well.

When we were talking the other day, the topic of sleep came up (as it so often does), and I delicately asked her why she wasn’t doing anything to improve her son’s sleep.

She gave me a version of the same answer I’ve heard from literally thousands of parents:

Dana, I start each day off exhausted. Then I get up, feed the baby, get Emma’s breakfast for her, pack everyone into the car to drive Emma to daycare, come home, feed the baby, try to get him down for a nap, put some laundry in, grab a quick bite, and try to get some work done.”

I nodded, remembering those days well…

“Then Sam (her son) is awake, so I feed and change him, go pick up Emma, come back, then it’s naptime again, I play with Emma, start thinking about getting dinner ready, and then by the time Emma and Sam are finally in bed, I barely have the energy to get into my pajamas.”

I nodded my head again. I knew what she was going to say next:

Honestly, when he wakes up in the night, it’s just easier to go in and feed him and rock him back to sleep. I simply don’t have the energy to think about what else to do!”

This is one of the biggest ways parents (accidentally) sabotage their children’s sleep. They allow bad habits to continue for months — and sometimes years — simply because they feel too overwhelmed to make any changes!

So, over the years, I’ve created some very simple tools that lets parents build an easy-to-follow plan that takes all stress and “guesswork” out of the process.

So instead of just “winging it” when your baby wakes in the night, you’ll know EXACTLY what to do.

You’ll have a plan that you’ve put together using the advice of a trusted expert in the field (that’s me), so even if you’re exhausted when your little one wakes you up, you can be confident you’re following the best advice available.

And the best part is this: By following the steps outlined in The Sleep Sense Program, you should realistically expect a dramatic improvement in your child’s sleep within just a few nights!

(Most parents report a HUGE improvement by night 3, and complete success — sleeping straight through the night — by about night 10.)

So if you’re still struggling with your child’s sleep, I hope you’ll let me help you.

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