I was chatting with a mom this week when she asked me for some sleep advice. Sadly, as a mom of two kids who didn't sleep well in those early months and years, I was little help.
"Wait three years," is the best advice I could muster, though I did mention our recent series with Irene Gouge, a local mom and owner of Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting.
But I know many of you are much more successful than I ever was at getting your kids to sleep. (It should be noted now that both of my kids, ages 3 and 8, sleep, for the most part, like rocks).
This particular mom told me that her nearly eight-month-old son isn't sleeping through the night. In fact, he's waking up regularly throughout the night, often when he moves and hits the sides of the crib. It gets so bad that the baby sometimes ends up sleeping on his daddy.
Can you help?
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