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What is 'normal' baby sleep? How evolutionary clues, not cultural expectations, can help new parents

By Helen Ball, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University
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The sleep disruption of new parenthood is both well known yet unexpected. While new parents are aware that babies need frequent night time care, the reality is often a cruel surprise. “What’s wrong with my baby?” new parents ask themselves, or “what’s wrong with me that I can’t get this baby to sleep?”

If you are facing this, you are not a bad parent, nor is your baby abnormal. You are simply asking the wrong questions.…The Conversation

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