Babies are not born knowing how to sleep.
They burst into this big new world and are immediately poked and prodded, swept away from the serene darkness and security of the womb. So why does it consistently surprise all of us that they do not immediately know how to acclimate? And why do so many of us assume they will learn this on their own? Did you learn how to swim by yourself? Did you learn how to ride a bike by yourself? The truth is sleep, like other learned activities, can be taught and fostered and each child must be loved, respected and nurtured along the way.