Yes, I am going ‘there’ with baby sleep.
Baby sleep is perhaps one of the most contentious issues for parents. I have learned that as soon as your baby is born, people will ask you relentlessly how they sleep. “Is he a good sleeper?” “Does he sleep through?” and my favourite; “Is he good?”
My response to the above question is that Auden is a pretty chilled baby who wakes up a ‘normal’ amount every night. This varies between 4-8 times night. I know that some babies sleep through the night naturally, but most do not, and Auden is one of those.
I apostrophised ‘normal’ because you would not know it was normal based on most of the information on baby sleep that is commonly circulated.
It is one of the most discussed topics amongst new parents, and many feel like something is ‘wrong’ with their babies, or that they need to “sort their sleep out”. I obsessed about this when Frankie-Rose was a baby so this post is, in part, addressed to my past self...Read More