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Sleep Training: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

What do the following have in common?

Lamaze classes.

Lactation support.

Newborn care classes.

All of the above are classes or educational services that are commonly offered to new, expectant parents (some, even in the hospital after giving birth). While these services are important, there’s one foundational element that’s overlooked, which impacts mom and dad far greater than whether they know how to change a dirty diaper: baby sleep.

Many parents likely anticipate the lack of sleep that comes with being a new parent, but I believe most new parents are taken by storm at how little their child sleeps and how that impacts their own mental well-being.

A few years ago as a new mom myself, I experienced this first-hand. My son Gabriel didn’t sleep at all. He woke up all throughout the night, his naps were horrible, and really, we had nothing going for u