We wanted to tell you about a wonderful article drawn to our attention by one of our lovely RISA members, titled My Baby Cries Too by Tracy Cassels from Evolutionary Parenting, a parenting website out of Canada. We’ve linked to this article with permission of the writer and would encourage you to browse this excellent site if you get a chance.
This particular article is well researched and makes reference to the positive impact of parents comforting their distressed babies even if they continue to be distressed i.e. the situation most parents of newborn reflux bubs find themselves in. For those parents committed to babies needing to learn to self-settle, be warned, you’ll disagree with it. But as with anything, it’s worth reading a variety of opinions to arrive at your own view. Many reflux parents have tried teaching their babies to self-settle to no avail. It tends to be our bubs who “fail” sleep school. That is, of course, because there’s obviously more going on than just behavioral issues.