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Child & Teen Health
Getting your baby to sleep through the night: The good (and maybe not-so-good) news
- By Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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There are no-cry methods of teaching a baby to self-sooth. I can recommend Susan Urban’s guide with her HWL method. I used that with my second child and was super-amazed with the results! Seriously gentle and working pretty fast. You can easily find it on amazon.
Midnight wakening of babies is better with reference to their future to compare with the preference of the sleep with out the disturbance in the night of the new parents. Very useful motivational information.
OK, it’s ‘normal’, but why? What evolutionary advantage did it provide?
Not all traits provide any advantage per se, it may be that it doesn’t cause any disadvantage.
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