Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Coco says

    I am also a working parents. Something different is that I didn’t send my baby to childcare but I have a maid at home taking care of my baby at 10months now.
    My maid can’t understand how to follow instruction to follow sleep training steps. That’s really a headache for me. Will I still success in sleep training if I just train my baby at night and early morning?

    • Neosha says

      @Coco – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village and for sharing! I imagine that is quite a headache to have in-home help who just won’t help the way you need them to! You can definitely focus on sleep training at night before moving on to nap training. We find sometimes that night training helps baby sleep better during the day with some babies, but this is not always the case. If that’s not the case for you, consider reading this article which goes over ways to help your nanny stick to the schedule/rules you’ve set for your baby: Hang in there, Coco, and please let us know if we can be of any more help!

  2. Sarah says

    Just checking but you can Ferber method with naps? And at what point do you just cut the nap off due to crying and not sleeping? Nights have been good (knock wood) but my newly 4 month old will only nap 30 mins on his own gets up and is grouchy but will pass back out on me for another hour or so because clearly he’s still exhausted. Would like to make one consistent nap and cut out that having to get up part (he’s also a premie 5 wks early so adjust age is 12 weeks old)

    • Katherine Benskey says

      @Sarah-It is great to hear that nights are going well, but I am sorry to hear that naps have been rough! It is not uncommon to have success with one, and struggle with the other. 🙁

      At this age, short naps are very common. As your son gets older, naps will start to lengthen and consolidate. Right now, you can use gentle techniques such as substitution or fading can help your son learn how to fall asleep, and back to sleep on his own, lengthening his naps. You can read more about those techniques here:

      If he does wake up after 30 minutes, try to soothe him by patting or rubbing his tummy instead of holding him. Then you can gradually reduce the amount of support you are providing, letting him learn how to fall back to sleep on his own.

      Learning how to fall asleep and back to sleep on his own at this age can take some time, so hang in there!

      I hope this information helps, and thank you for commenting!