How does breastfeeding affect my babies sleep?
A popular sleep training schedule we hear about often is the ‘EASY’ method – baby eats, has an activity, sleeps, you get some you-time. Despite it’s name, I hear from countless parents about how stressful this method is! Their babies fall asleep at the breast each time they feed and they worry incessantly (and unnecessarily!) that they are creating bad habits.
Can I sleep train just once?
These courses give you the tools to adapt your child and their unique situation. Check out my Instagram Stories highlights for frequently asked infant sleep questions!
Does Sleep Training work after 1 round?
What about starting earlier? Sleep trainers rarely talk about this aspect of sleep training and as a result, many parents are left to learn this on their own the hard way...
10 Sleep Myths That Leave Parents Feeling Lost — Kaitlin Klimmer - Respectful Parenting
I often speak about helping mothers, parents, and caregivers find the way back to their intuition. I also often receive messages from parents whom have tried separation-based sleep training, and feel like they have failed because it didn’t work in any, or all of the ways it was promised and sold. Th
It's OK to Bedshare! — Kaitlin Klimmer - Respectful Parenting
We all go through different phases of sleep, some lighter than others, and as we transition from one sleep phase to another we often come into partial arousal without even realizing it. Since babies are light sleepers (again, we want this to be the case), when they sleep next to their mothers, they often end up getting fully aroused by our partial arousal, and wake up for a feed.
Couch Sleeping is Not Safe
Sleep-deprived parents, out of desperation and sheer exhaustion, end up sleeping with their infants without knowing about how to do it safely. Couch sleeping and chest sleeping are never safe. But parents do this all the time because they don’t know how to get more sleep safely.
EXHAUSTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
And in fact, forty to sixty percent of mothers will spend some point during the night bed-sharing (McKenna) even if they swore they never would. The truth is that most mothers do not intend to bed-share but many, more than 50%, inevitably do, simply because they are absolutely exhausted in the middle of the night and unable to do much other than tend to the baby and get sleep however and wherever they can.
It's OK to bedshare!
Bed-sharing is a potentially life saving approach as it gives babies practice arousing themselves, which is a defence mechanism against sleep apnea and SIDS. It’s ironic that what popular culture has blamed for the SIDS is actually the antidote for it!! Safe bedsharing and co sleeping reduces SIDS.
Sleep Course — KAITLIN KLIMMER
My infant sleep course includes audio modules that you can listen to anywhere. As well as an e-book; a downloadable PDF that you can save to your desktop, iPad or iPhone, and keep forever. Inside, you will find complementary resources that expand on the audio information offered in the course.