For new parent, and parents in general, it's completely normal to struggle with exhaustion and trying to get your little one to adopt a consistent bedtime routine. And if it's your first child, it's also understandable to check (and double-check) every little thing your baby does. I can't tell you how many times I called my son's pediatrician's office in the first few months to make sure I wasn't ignoring some potentially awful health issue. So when you're attempting to lull your tiny tot into a peaceful slumber, there are a few sleep training difficulties you shouldn't assume are normal.
Since babies, just like adults, come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities, sometimes it can be difficult to tell if your infant is just being fussy or if they have colic, for instance. Unfortunately, parenting doesn't really come with a manual. But if it did, I'd argue that it'd be akin to an IKEA assembly guide. You'd have all the instructions but would still end up crying and confused. So how can you tell what is and isn't cause for concern when it comes to your baby's bedtime habits? Check out these sleep training difficulties that aren't normal. And, as always, if you ever suspect something might be wrong, trust your gut and reach out to a medical professional.