Here to debunk some sleep myths that may have crept into your thinking is founder of Rested Mama, Happy Baby, Mica Deshaw. She provides one-on-one sleep coaching to create unique sleep plans to maximize sleep for families in under a fortnight. Mica is a pediatric sleep coach and mother of two who gets candid on today’s episode about why there’s so much unsolicited advice around getting your baby to sleep, and why you can go to all the hospital classes twice, and still not get the guidance you need. You’ll hear how she is driven by passion and prioritizes supporting what you want and need as a mom, and why she believes that if you don’t have a problem with sleep, you shouldn’t seek out a coach. She tells us about the service she offers, educating new and expecting parents, and building personalized sleep schedules, and describes some of the topics that she covers, from sleep goals, to identifying overtiredness and under tiredness. She assures us that her baby is getting 12 hours of sleep, and jokes that she couldn’t be a sleep coach if that wasn’t the case, and emphasizes the fact that it’s natural to want to sleep! Additionally, she lets us know that you can’t spoil your baby in the first eight weeks, and all you need to do is survive, before you introduce healthy strategies as they grow. She explains why it is important to set your baby’s expectations and make sure that they fall asleep and wake up in the same place to avoid startling them. As your baby gets older, deep communication of expectations and consequences needs to be introduced, and she lets us know why, if there’s going to be a reward, it needs to be immediate. We hope you tune in to hear all this and more today!
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