The Secrets of French Parents

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Baby Care

Many French parents, dads included, take a whole year of paid leave after the birth of a child. By the age of two months, babies are trained to sleep through the night. “We do not jump and answer right away when the baby makes a noise,” says French mother and author Muriel Blanc. “We let them have a few moments to settle back in, which means they go to sleep on their own.”