Just reach right up through the crib mattress (like the superhero you know you are)

I just saw these hints in an article on helping babies sleep. (Why was I reading an article on this subject? No reason.) Notice the parts of the hints I marked in bold:

# Put your baby to bed drowsy but awake. This will help your baby associate bed with the process of falling asleep. Remember to place your baby to sleep on his or her back, and clear the crib or bassinet of blankets and other soft items.

# Give your baby time to settle down. Your baby may fuss or cry before finding a comfortable position and falling asleep. If the crying doesn’t stop, speak to your baby calmly and stroke his or her back. Your reassuring presence may be all your baby needs to fall asleep.

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5 Responses to Just reach right up through the crib mattress (like the superhero you know you are)

  1. Jessie W. says:

    I’m afraid part of this advice doesn’t make sense… put the baby to sleep on its back, and if it fusses stroke his/or her back. LOL, doesn’t make sense!

  2. Deborah Gibbons says:

    I just took a final for my physiology class yesterday, and the professor had a big “family bed” fetish. Apparently, according to some people, (who I’m convinced either have NO children or function very well on small amounts of sleep themselves), we don’t actually want children to sleep deeply and long. That’s why sleeping together as a family is beneficial, because we disrupt a childs sleep patterns as we move and roll over, and this is a good thing, because it teaches the baby to wake up. Funny, my children never needed to learn that part!

  3. Danielle says:

    Hahaha – that is too funny! I think I wouldn’t have caught it – thank goodness for other people’s comments!

    Eh, sleep advice. It’s for the birds. Babies don’t sleep. Or at least, mine doesn’t. I’m sending you good sleep vibes!!!

  4. Mrs. Organic says:

    Perfect post title!

  5. the MomB says:

    LOL ah ha ha!

    And thank goodness Debbie’s prof teaches Physiology, not Child Rearing, because his rationale for that family bed idea is just nuts. Not to mention the idea itself, which is also nuts.

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