The One Thing I Wish I Knew About Baby Sleep

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Everyone knows it’s important to establish a sleep routine with your baby—but, as a mom ,you also know there is nothing more precious than watching your newborn fall asleep in your arms. Those few minutes of peace you get when your little one dozes off while nursing are special.

In my case, I decided to put off a sleep routine because nursing to sleep worked for us. My baby girl was a great sleeper, and putting her down every night meant I got to take a break from toddlers and chores. Plus, she rarely woke up at night, and when she did, I could put her down with the comfort of my breast.

I knew the day would come when I would have to get her on a bedtime routine, but I happily put it off in exchange for cuddles and convenience. I assumed establishing a sleep routine would get easier with age.

That was a terrible mistake.


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