If you’ve read my philosophy of parenting, you know that I believe sleep is one of the most important things that a parent and a child need. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone: sleep is the Holy Grail of parenting debates. So much ink has been spilled and so many electrons displaced in the discussion of how to obtain it that I scarcely feel like I could add anything to it.
Why, then, are you reading this post? Well, my children have always been amazing sleepers. I attribute much of this to the Baby Wise method of feeding/sleeping coordination. But I hesitate to recommend the book to other people, just as my cousin hesitated to recommend it to me in spite of the fact that it worked astoundingly well for her. Continue reading