04/24/2015 04:19 EDT | Updated 04/24/2015 04:59 EDT

Baby Sleep Training: 6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

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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.

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