Your Most Common Sleep Questions -- Answered!
With eight kids, my wife, Martha, and I have seen our share of sleepless nights. And we've learned that, though we may like them to, our parenting responsibilities don't end when the sun goes down. Helping our babies develop a healthy attitude toward sleep at night is just as important as reading to them or encouraging them to babble during the day. Three a.m. feedings and tripping over toys in the dark are no fun, I know, but while those middle-of-the-night moments you share with your baby won't last long, the message of your love and availability will.
Here are some ideas from the Sears' family home to help you find the nighttime parenting style that is right for your baby and you.