What were we thinking! promote confidence and reduce distress in parents with a first baby


By Poppy


Settling a baby can be hard. We learnt this early on. It seemed that some days certain techniques would work and then the next day they wouldn’t. Were we to persist with the same techniques or try new ones? I was quite unsure. Thankfully our maternal child health nurse advised on a few settling techniques which we have persisted with and over time seem to be working for Penelope.

Settling a baby to sleep can prove to take time. If Penelope was overtired she was harder to settle, if the weather was hot, see you later to an easy ‘goodnight’. When I was low on breast milk, she would let me know with incessant fussing and eventual complete frustration and rejection of any milk which would just get us both even more worked up.

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