3 Baby Sleep Strategies
It's time to give the sleep wars -- cry it out vs. soothe to sleep, co-sleeping vs. crib sleeping, etc. -- a rest. Two moms (and best friends) show how vastly different snooze strategies can have the same result: a well-rested family.
Stephanie Triplett is a mom of two in Atlanta. She loved breastfeeding, she returned to her career in marketing after maternity leave, and she co-slept with her babies for years. Sara Ellington is also a mom of two who lives in Charlotte, NC. She decided breastfeeding wasn't for her, gave up her job as an advertising copywriter to be a SAHM, and put her kids to sleep in their own cribs. Though these two women agree on almost nothing when it comes to parenting, they're best friends. They even wrote a book together, The Must-Have Mom Manual. So they're the perfect pair to prove that different strokes work for different folks when it comes to how and where your baby sleeps. Because in the end, we all want the same thing: a little shut-eye for everyone. Here, Stephanie and Sara share what worked for them.