Sleep becomes such a huge part of our lives with a new baby. When we feel like we don't know what to do and just want answers we often look to the experts for advice. The problem is that with every sleep book there is always one person saying the opposite of someone else. One mother, Ava Neyer, points this out in her amusing blog about sleep advice. I think the take came home message is that we want to focus on reading our own children more than reading a sleep book.
"Don’t let your baby sleep too long, except when they’ve been napping too much, then you should wake them. Never wake a sleeping baby. Any baby problem can be solved by putting them to bed earlier, even if they are waking up too early. If your baby wakes up too early, put them to bed later or cut out a nap. Don’t let them nap after 5 p.m. Sleep begets sleep, so try to get your child to sleep as much as possible. Put the baby to bed awake but drowsy. Don't wake the baby if it fell asleep while nursing."