Absolutely not; In fact this habit only results in sleep sabotage. Babies who miss their daytime naps often miss their night time sleep. As a result, the baby’s body secretes cortisol hormone that increases glucose levels in the blood (a biological response to stress). Result? Kids undergo an irregular sleep schedule, waking up too early in the morning. Hence, it is necessary to let your new-born get enough sleep during the day so that she sleeps well during the night.
If you think that your child will fall asleep easily with solid intakes, it is a bad idea. Note that infants younger than 6 months of age, lack mature digestion and oral motor processes to disintegrate solid foods easily like adults. And therefore, following this myth can trigger food allergies at a young age.
Just like adults, babies have a tendency to wake up 3-6 times/night. However, many new-borns don’t know to reinstate themselves to sleep mode just as adults do. The author of Simply Parenting observes, “New-borns are usually capable of re-storing themselves to sleep mode post 3 months, while others cannot do it till 6 months or older. Parenting is therefore highly recommended.”
A well-known sleep consultant, Kim West says, “New-borns highly benefit from a sleep roster. It keeps the baby’s night time sleeping and day time nap schedule consistent.” She continues, “The roster lays the basis for the baby to learn early how to sleep easily during the night as she grows.”
New-borns are as delicate as butterflies, and therefore not knowing myths is as good as believing in them. In this article, you will get the best sleep advice for your baby you have never heard before. Let’s expose the myths related to babies thus helping you raise your baby entirely healthy, and wise.