Stepping out of my own head today and breaking down what a sleep prop is, when they are useful, and when we need to think about ditching them.
Sleep Prop Breakdown By Age:
Newborns- pacifiers, swaddles, rocking, bouncing…anything! These sleep props are so needed because newborns cannot self-soothe. But we do need to use them correctly! Check out Sleep From The Start: Online Newborn Course to learn ALL about newborn sleep!
Baby- around 4 months old your baby can learn self-soothing strategies so we need to begin the prop elimination! White noise, darkness, sleep sacks, thumb-sucking, or anything THEY control!
Toddler- stuffed animals, blankets, even family photos are great sleep props for toddlers and preschoolers.
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