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For Better Baby Sleep, Follow Their Lead

The weeks after delivering my first baby were a blissful blur. My husband and I spent most of our time in awe of her, marveling at our little miracle. Unfortunately, we couldn’t ignore a very real concern: would we ever sleep again? Desperate for quality rest, I spent hours gathering insights from friends, our pediatrician, various sleep training programs and the book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. Ultimately, we cobbled together a winning combination. It was a plan focused on eating, playing, sleeping, and letting our baby lead the way by observing her cues. This ultimately led to better baby sleep. We got the green light from our pediatrician, and by the time she turned three months old, she was sleeping twelve hours straight overnight. This was our journey. Eat Making sure your baby has had enough to eat is the most critical component of any sleep training approach. At…