The Sleep Secret – Consistency and Flexibility
We had a wonderful discussion on sleep to kickoff our parenting workshops. Thank you to everyone who attended. In the workshop we discussed the importance of developing a consistent sleep strategy while remaining flexible about the need to change the strategy when it is not working.
All sleep strategies are based on the idea that parents can create a consistent environment so that their infant can learn a new skill set in a predictable and comfortable environment. The ability to carry out a consistent strategy for one to two weeks is perhaps more important than the strategy itself. Yet, it is easy to focus on consistency so much that you stop listening to what your baby is trying to tell you. You always want to remain curious and be willing to adjust your strategy as your baby’s needs change.
We are looking forward to the “Raising a Happy Eater” on March 13. We hope to see you there!