Turns out, it's OK to wake a sleeping baby.
It's no secret that the pressure to be a great parent can take a toll on any mom and dad. Trying to raise a secure, happy, confident child is easier said than done. And it doesn't help that there are countless books and websites dolling out parenting tips, a lot of which can feel contradictory. Plus there's the shame that comes with not participating in certain parenting "trends." If you opt out of the parenting techniques many others are trying, you may feel like you're missing out and doing something wrong.
But that's definitely not always the case. Woman's Day spoke to several parenting experts, from psychologists to sleep consultants, who talked about the parenting tips they think you can ignore. If you've done these things before, there's no reason to beat yourself up over it. And if you want to keep doing these things because they work, that's fine too. Every family is different and, as a result, will require different parenting techniques. Just take this as an opportunity to see things from a new perspective.