(I originally wrote this in 2018, but updated it today because it's 2020 and us moms need all the solidarity right now.) You are not alone. It's okay that your baby doesn't self soothe. It's okay that your baby isn't independent. It's okay that your baby needs you to fall asleep and even to stay… Continue reading Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out
I started writing this post last night, as I lay on my side in bed with my little dumpling snuggled up in the crook of my arm, and firmly latched onto my boob. My free hand was strategically trying to keep hold of my phone, while tapping out a post with one thumb. I quickly realized that this was not only a bad idea because of how uncomfortable it was, but also because the phone almost slipped out of my hand and onto my baby's head.
I'm not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around "leaps" and "regressions" because I don't like having the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings at certain ages. Also, if multiple night wakings are an indication… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 15: Sleep Regressions and How I Deal
My baby is 13-months-old and still does not sleep through the night. Some nights he wakes up only once or twice, other nights he wakes up about 50 bazillion times. Yes, I am tired - SO tired. But who isn't tired? I don't think I've ever talked to another parent, or another working adult for… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Said NO To Sleep Training