Our mission of raising great sleepers started with those words from our favorite post-delivery nurse, Michelle.
We had more than a few lengthy conversations with Michelle during our hospital stay, but this one about fostering strong sleeping habits in babies always stuck out. She wasn’t talking specifically about my son or saying do this every time, she meant kids in general and to mix it in so that they aren’t completely foreign to the concept of falling asleep on their own.
So that’s how we did it.
In the beginning and with both of our boys, most of the time they fell asleep on a loved one’s chest, but at least once or twice in the cycle, we would put them down awake. Not screaming and kicking and crying awake, just awake.
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