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The Second Most Popular Sleep Prop

When discussing popular sleep props, rocking to sleep is right towards the top of the list, especially for older babies. It’s not uncommon to see this trend emerging when mothers decide to stop breastfeeding to sleep, resorting instead to the comforting act of rocking. For some parents, rocking their little ones to sleep becomes the primary method, replacing all other sleep props.

Why Rocking Can Be A Problem

  • Habitual Sleep Journeys: Sleep, for everyone, is a journey. We have habitual patterns and repetitive behaviors that ease us into it. For most, this process remains consistent every night.
  • Creating Dependence: If a baby gets accustomed to being rocked to sleep – enveloped in the warmth and coziness of a parent’s arms – they come to expect this routine. The danger lies in their natural wake-ups in the middle of the night. They’ll yearn for the same comforting rock, not just once, but multiple times until dawn.
  • Frequent Night Calls: Due to this dependency, babies tend to persistently call for their parents, seeking the comfort and familiarity of being rocked. It’s their quickest and most preferred route back to sleep, making the nights long and tiring for parents.

Aiming for Independent Sleep Skills with the Sleep Sense Program

The essence of the Sleep Sense Program is to promote the development of independent sleep skills in babies. Here’s what we want to have happen:

  • Lessening External Dependence: The goal is for babies to sleep without being solely reliant on external aids, like being rocked or fed.
  • Promoting Internal Abilities: Babies are inherently capable. With the right guidance, they can cultivate the ability to lull themselves back to sleep after waking up.
  • Witnessing the Magic: When babies master these skills, the true magic unfolds – they begin sleeping through the night seamlessly.

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