Being emotionally receptive may help your baby sleep

A new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology has found that being emotionally responsive to our children may be more important for good sleep than a routine.  The study contradicts past studies that have found physical contact with a parent prevents babies from sleeping on their own.  Infant and toddler sleep issues run rampant in the parenting world – it’s probably the biggest single complaint you hear about from parents.  Do you think there’s something to this new, observational study?  How did you get your kids to sleep?

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