Over the last few weeks, I have been asked by many families about the use of dummies. Like everything there is a place for a dummy and today I am going to discuss this more. There are always strong opinions when it comes to any topic in the parenting arena and people become experts after there one lived experience! The bottom line is, you are the expert of your child and if it works for you that is great.
One of the main reasons people contact me is because they had a great sleeper but they have turned into a catnapper. I define a catnap as a sleep any less than forty minutes in length. Your baby isn’t waking because they have had enough sleep rather they are unable to link their sleep cycles. This is going from the lighter (active sleep) to the deeper (quiet) sleep.Catnapping can be age appropriate and usually starts anywhere from 2-5 months. Having a catnapper can cause you as a parent a lot of angst, especially if you have read a lot and value the importance of sleep. Like everything with infants it takes some time and commitment, today I will share a few tips on what to do.