When new parents think of the word sleep, chances are they think of how much they're not getting and how to help their baby sleep more. I'm a mom to both a great sleeper and a "trouble sleeper," and I can say with certainty that every kind of sleeper comes with their own set of challenges. However, in your quest to help your baby sleep better, there are a few things you should never to do get a baby to sleep. I've been guilty of a few of them myself in the midst of some of those sleep deprived, sleep training marathons.
Nothing is worse than the blur of sleep deprivation, and sometimes a tired parent is willing to do (almost) anything to get their little tyke to sleep for even a few hours. But no matter how little sleep you've gotten, the decisions you make when it comes to getting your baby to bed have lasting impact. Whether it's a safety concern or something that seems innocent enough, the ways you get your baby to sleep may establish habits that will prove difficult to break later on. Avoid these "sleep mistakes" from the start and save yourself the pain of having to undo them as your baby gets older.