Having been a new parent, I know how hard it is to settle a baby at night who does not settle after feeding and is noticeably distressed.
As a new dad, I found this scenario to be extremely difficult to handle, especially when you are battling to stay awake due to sleep deprivation.
I would often give up attempting to settle our baby and put the experience into the “too hard” category, often relying on my partner to do the settling.
It took me some time to learn some valuable lessons about the benefits of persisting with feeling uncomfortable and embracing the experience of attempting to settle our baby during crying and screaming episodes.
I want to share what worked for me.