Adjusting expectations about sleep
By Hobo Mama on February 06, 2014
The hardest and best thing I ever did when it comes to little ones and sleep? Adjust my expectations.It's when I'm most stuck in my ideas that I should have a set number of uninterrupted hours of sleep in a particular environment at a particular time that I lose the most sleep! And the sleep that I do get isn't as refreshing or appreciated.When I can let go of my need for "perfect" sleep, I can enjoy and optimize the sleep opportunities I have as an attachment mother of young children.When I was first preparing to parent, I read a lot (books like Our Babies, Ourselves) and found out that newborn babies simply are not wired for adult sleep habits. . . .
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