...and the work it takes to get MORE
Parents are generally so freaked out about sleep. And who can blame them? As a baseline, sleep deprivation is hard. Add to that the fact that advice makes it seem like it's the most urgent, high-stakes thing parents will ever do and it's no wonder that parents are almost vibrating with anxiety, worry, and fatigue. Parents, you can take a breath. There's time to learn, time to experiment. You haven't blown it because your 2- or 4- or 8-month old isn't sleeping through the night.