09. Don’t Obsess Over the Baby Monitor
A baby monitor is an important tool for every parent, but when using one, avoid obsessing over normal nighttime noises. Everyone – babies and adults alike stirs and wakes briefly in the night. As adults we may not even remember because we’ve learned (from experience) to put ourselves back to sleep.
It is critical to your baby’s development for them to learn to get back to sleep on their own. By attending to your child each time they make a sound, you actually encourage them to wake more often. Instead of rushing into the room for every nighttime sound, wait a few minutes to allow them a chance to fall back asleep on their own.