Sick babies and sleep

“What do I do with sleep when my baby is sick?”

This is a question I am often asked.

The answer is that you need to attend to any and all of your sick baby’s needs. Extra naps, extra milk, cuddles overnight – it’s all ok! Our babies need us the most when they are sick and we must trust our parental intuition during these times.

Seek medical attention when needed and don’t worry about undoing any of the hard work you’ve accomplished with sleep.

When your baby is feeling better, you can just pick up where you left off. Don’t be disheartened if the sickness sets you back a little.

There are more important things than sleep, and taking care of your baby when they are unwell is one of them.

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