As a mother myself, as well as a sleep consultant whose nine to five job consists of meeting with the parents of babies and toddlers, I’ve come to the inescapable conclusion that babies, as a rule, are complicated creatures.
So now we get to the big question... “Will giving my child melatonin help them sleep through the night?”
And the answer is, “No it will not.”
It might help them GET to sleep at night, but it will not help them stay asleep.
I really wish I had a more satisfying answer for those parents, because like I say, I completely sympathize. I understand wanting those two best-case-scenarios to live in harmony. Sleep next to your baby but have them not wake you up repeatedly through the night. That...