When I saw Butterfly Mother‘s call out for guest bloggers on her Parenting Challenges Series I jumped at the chance. I was really happy that she accepted my offer and has posted my story about how I believe my son’s sleep and my anxiety around it, were tightly linked. I hope sharing my story helps others in a similar position. Here it is:
Huge thanks to Mandy for last week’s post about the picky eating struggle so many of us can relate to. This week we’ve got the wonderful Amy talking about the stress and anxiety caused by her baby’s sleep patterns, again extremely relatable!
One of my biggest parenting struggles so far has been with my son’s sleep (or lack of it). I need to state straight off that it was not his fault – I believe what made it such a struggle was my anxiety around his sleep.
He is now 10 months old and I’m starting to realise I cannot control his sleep, and if I try to I’ll end up with a sad baby and a frustrated mum.
When I started on the parenting journey, I knew that newborns were likely to wake every 2 hours throughout the night. I was happy to go with the flow and see what happened…
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