Are YOU receiving relentless pressure to sleep train YOUR baby? Have you been pressured to save your sleep?
Not sure what to say? We have the answer 💖 this Keep Cup has the viral “Thanks, but no thanks” poem and illustrations on it, reading; “Back up the truck. Please repeat. Let’s be clear;
you’re saying, at night-time her needs disappear?
Sure, she’s got to be clean, dry and fed
but with those bases covered, plonk her down in her bed?
‘Drowsy, but awake’, is the best state for learning,
and preload her with solids so she won’t be stirring.
Don’t breastfeed to sleep (that’s a habit to break),
and if the feed makes her sleep (God forbid), make her wake!
The correct schedule for babies is to feed, play, THEN sleep,
oh, and don’t you forget to pre-layer the sheets.
You see, these infants, they’re crafty, they’re sly;
they’ll vomit and soil to get you by their side.
But don’t waver, just change her with minimal fuss,
Remember: be boring, pat and shush if you must.
Don’t ‘over-handle’, don’t look in the eyes,
be strong, be consistent, they’re just ‘Protest’ cries.
And when screams turn to whimpers and silence ensues,
you’ve done it! You’ve won! She’s learned to self-soothe!
So, switch off the monitor, go Netflix and sleep!
Your needs are important; you’ve schedules to keep!
Don’t be inconvenienced by teething or leaps -
once bub is sleep trained she won’t make a peep!
Well, thank you Doctor/ Sleep trainer/ random/ Mother-in-law
for that helpful advice (and I’m sure you’ve got more),
but you see, there’s good reason that won’t Save Our Sleep: what’s silence to you, is deafening to me; the haunting echo of internalized screams;
Nobody is coming to me!
Take a minute, and really let that sink in.
She’s not learned to link cycles - she’s learned to give in.
That piercing quiet, your holy grail;
that sound is the loneliest sound in the world.
Whenever you’re pressured to sleep train your babe hold your head high and proudly say:
No, I won’t leave my baby to cry in the dark,
thanks, but no thanks, I’ll follow my heart.” The full poem is also printed for you which you will find inside the cup, more info in comments...