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Join us at this free family-centred workshop to connect with Heather Boyd, O.T. Reg. (Ont) and other families of young children. At the May Drop-In we will be discussing something that parents wish they had more of, and babies don't seem to want enough of: SLEEP!
There are basic biological and emotional needs of infants that sometimes feel at odds with what we expect and what we need as parents, and sleep is one of those big ones.
We will bust the myths of infant sleep, including the myth that there are only two options for tired parents: cry it out, or be a martyr. There is another way: respect and nurture your baby's sleep needs (without letting them cry it out) and make fundamental changes to our approach and our expectations to meet our own sleep needs.
If you have questions about improving your infant's sleep, or your own, please join us.
Infant sleep. There's a better way.
**Please note that my approach to sleep education and support provides alternatives to 'crying it out' and actively finds ways to shift from a practice of letting babies 'cry it out' towards meeting the needs of infants in nurturing and evidence-based ways. For parents who were raised in an environment of 'cry it out' or who have been using 'cry it out', I welcome you to come to problem solve ways of shifting to a more responsive way of helping everyone in the family get their sleep needs met. **
This is a family-oriented event. Older siblings are welcome. Please consider bringing a blanket for baby to lie on, a quiet (non-battery) toy to play with, and, for pre-school and school-age siblings, developmentally reasonable, non-electronic activities. There is space for up to 12 rollers/crawlers with their parents, plus siblings.