When The Book Says: "Your Baby Should..."

One common issue faced by a new mother is that she will be lead to believe that there are specific rules around how to manage her baby’s sleep and behaviour. These rules are outlined in great detail in popular baby books. She is given these books during her pregnancy by well-meaning friends and told: “you HAVE to read this!” So she does. Because she wants to be the best mother she can be. She wants to do the right thing by her baby. According to the books, these rules include, but are not limited to: • Babies should sleep 7-7. • Babies should not cat nap, they must nap for at least an hour. • Babies should only nap in a cot. • Babies should not nap at the breast or in your arms. • Babies sho

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