Hope your settling into either the end (or beginning) of your pregnancy and/or your new life with your sweet baby. Today I wanted to give some advice on sleep tips. Newborn life is filled with many demands and getting your baby to sleep (and sleep well!) is one of them. If you know some tricks of the trade and have some advice from a two-time mama up your sleeve, I believe this can help remove some of the pain and anxiety that a parent (and child) may experience during the first few months of life. In no way am I a sleep expert or sleep trainer, but I have gone through two newborn cycles with my two boys and believe I know a thing or two about getting a baby to sleep. Thus, I wanted to take some time to share my findings.
Like I say every time, please check with your doctor before you implement anything new. I also want to add that sleeping through the night may very much be developmental. Some doctors and specialists consider it a "milestone", which means that every baby is different and will reach sleeping through the night on their own time, as they do with crawling, walking and talking. Therefore, I urge you to be at peace with where your little one is at.
Last point: my sleep tips and tricks are simply what work for me and my boys. I've talked to a plethora of women who say that other systems worked better for their children. What I encourage you to do is to follow your instinct. I was an amazing mom through the newborn stage to my children because that's just it, I was their mom. No one else knows their needs and demands like I do. Therefore, I encourage you to be cautious when you get advice that doesn't sit right with you. Anyways, here we go!