Why is there such huge need for baby sleep advice and information? The many and varied answers lead back to one main factor; the loss of our village networks. Our ancestors’ communal living was essential for survival and the offshoot of that was that children grew up being surrounded by other children and adults.
If you are pregnant with your first child or just had your first baby, congratulations! No doubt since the minute you told people you were pregnant, you started to receive myriads of advice, of course all well meaning. Even advice from utter strangers sharing their opinion on the best birth, best pram, best sleep routine and even the sex of your child!
It was 6 months after the birth of my second son when it dawned on me, I was very unhappy, even though I 'had it all'. I was confused, resentful, sad and felt like an ungrateful failure. Embarrassed and fearful that I had worked in Early Childhood Education for 10 years, loved children and thought that my purpose in life was to have kids.