This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.

Baby Sleep Training: 6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

Every parent of a newborn begs for the time when they can train his or her baby to sleep through the night. Yes, babies wake frequently to feed, and we lovingly oblige. Infant brains are wired for light sleep, allowing them to wake easily, which serves evolutionary survival purposes.

Over time, babies eventually sleep longer and deeper. If we play our cards right and work with nature instead of against it, we can ensure sleep training goes smoothly. If we don't, we could have sleep issues dogging us for years to come.

Here are the common mistakes that can interfere with the development of good sleeping patterns.

6 Biggest Sleep Training Mistakes Parents Make
Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.