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Busting the Myth: Sleep Training and the Parent-Baby Bond

Dismantling the misconception that sleep training jeopardizes the parent-baby bond, this blog explores the truth—your bond transcends any single aspect of parenting. Discover how sleep training can coexist with meaningful interactions, fostering a stronger connection between you and your baby.


Myth: Sleep Training Will Damage Our Bond

Debunking the Myth: Contrary to the belief that sleep training undermines the parent-baby bond, the reality is that this process is just one facet of parenting. A myriad of activities and engagements contributes to the beautiful connection between you and your little one. Creating Secure Attachment throughout your baby's life will strengthen your parent and baby bond.


Truth: Create Secure Attachment

  1. Diverse Interactions: Your bond flourishes through various interactions. Engage in one-on-one time, eye contact, play, and baby massage to create lasting memories and reinforce your special connection.

  2. Quality Time Matters: Building a strong bond involves spending quality time together. Whether it's reading a bedtime story, singing lullabies, taking baby to do activities you enjoy or sharing smiles, these moments enhance your connection.

  3. Secure Attachment Through Sleep Training: Research suggests that sleep training, when done sensitively, can contribute to the development of secure attachment. As your baby learns to self-soothe, they understand that you are a source of comfort, even when they navigate sleep independently. By being present during the sleep training process with your baby you will allow for comfort and connection to them.



Debunking the myth that sleep training damages the parent-baby bond emphasizes the multifaceted nature of parenting. Your bond remains resilient as you navigate the journey of sleep training, incorporating diverse interactions, quality time, and fostering a secure attachment. Embrace the balance, and witness your connection grow stronger, even through the challenges of establishing healthy sleep habits.


If you want even more sleep support schedule a Sleep Evaluation call with our team today! We are ready to support you and your family.



 

Meet the Author: Hi I’m Natalie Zaun - Mama of two, soon to be three, little girls and a certified pediatric sleep specialist! I have my Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education and love that I get to combine my passion and education into helping families. My goal is to not only equip all families with the resources and support to obtain great sleep, following the comfort of their child, but also empower families to enjoy this season of parenthood! 



 

Disclaimer: Always tailor parenting approaches to your baby's unique needs, seeking guidance from pediatric professionals when needed.


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