Breaking sleep habits and encouraging self-settling

Children of all ages seek comfort in movement (rocking, car, carrier), sucking (breast, bottle, dummy) and closeness (touch, holding, parental presence) to fall asleep, and back to sleep when they wake from a nap or overnight. Although these actions are helpful when satisfying neonatal reflexes during the fourth trimester, a child’s ability to sleep independently can be compromised when these actions become needs for sleep … Continue reading Breaking sleep habits and encouraging self-settling