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Attachment And Sleep Training Your Baby

Sleep training discussions for newborns and babies elicit a range of feelings and are always sure to spark arguments. In the end, it is a personal decision, and each family will weigh the pros and cons differently. Many of the arguments against sleep training are based on misconceptions of widespread sleep training myths, despite the fact that evidence indicates that sleep training has no negative consequences on a child. It does not follow that everyone should do it or that it is suitable for every child, but each parent should make an informed choice.

Baby Snooze and Care is committed to providing top-notch instruction and keeping up with the most recent findings in science. Our strategies are supported by science, and we favor presenting parents with well-informed options. Although the techniques for sleep training have not changed, new studies on the advantages of high-quality sleep and how sleep (or lack thereof) affects a family are continually being conducted. An analysis of the effects of sleep training on parental attachment was recently published. Many parents who are considering sleep training have this as one of their top worries. 

Families with infants between the ages of 6 and 16 months who had received sleep training or not did not differ in their rates of secure or insecure attachment 12 months after the sleep training sessions. There has also been research that has studied families that undergo sleep training, and other families that do not undergo sleep training. There was no correlation in attachment for either family as a result of sleep training, in fact, the family that did receive sleep training showed improvement in sleep habits and more restful nights.

This comes to prove that there is no solid basis in the idea that sleep training for babies makes them more attached to their caretakers. It is important that as responsible parents you make an informed decision about the actions to take in order to improve your newborn’s overall health and development.

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