Let me be clear: when to sleep train is a personal choice that's heavily dependent on a lot of unique factors. There is no age when all parents "should" sleep train, and while there are sleep training windows that tend to be better for sleep training, and help the process move along smoothly, we always caution parents not to feel pressured to sleep coach during or by a certain time frame. That said - we hear almost daily from parents who are beyond exhausted, whose families are losing
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Nap time is, without a doubt, a tired parent's favorite time of day. Baby goes down for a much-need snooze, leaving mom and dad time to have some much-needed "me time". But of course, in order for your baby's nap time to be a favorite time of day, your baby has to actually, you know, TAKE A NAP. And therein lies the problem, for many parents! So many of you have written in to us over the years, letting us know that your baby won't nap, and you are at a loss as to why. Baby is tired?
December was a whirlwind. You shopped up a storm, performed magic in the kitchen for your houseguests, went to all of the holiday parties, drank your share of the wine and watched the ball drop. What’s left? Picking up the pieces! With the close of the holiday season comes a stark reality: "normal" life has resumed, and your family is off-schedule, tired and cranky. If you’re lucky, getting back to your normal routine will be a piece of cake, with just a little nudge. But for many of us, it will
Attention, tired moms everywhere (and I know about 95% of you reading this article right now are tired moms!!) - we have a message for you. We know how overwhelmed and exhausted you are. We know that you love your little one so much it practically hurts, but that you are simply drowning in sleep problems. We know that you feel desperate and alone as you try to get your baby or toddler back to sleep at night. We know you sometimes wonder if you've done something wrong, or if you've "ruined"
If you're a parent in today's day and age, you've no doubt heard about The Wonder Weeks, written by a husband-and-wife team, outlining the 10 "wonder weeks" (which often cause sleep regressions), that all babies go through in the first 20 months of life. The book outlines when and why each "wonder week" happens; it also offers parents insights into how to help their babies navigate each wonder week, and turn it into a leap forward for baby. Here is how the wonder weeks impact
New to Sleep Training Bootcamp? Check out our overview page to find out what Sleep Training Boot Camp is all about, and to catch up on past Boot Camp articles. BOOT CAMP, PART SEVEN: Celebrate Success (No Matter How Small!) Boot Campers - YOU DID IT. You made it to the end! And what does that mean? It means - it's time to celebrate your success! Even small successes get celebrated today :-). Sweet and awesome Vikki, your resident boot camp
New to Sleep Training Bootcamp? Check out our overview page to find out what Sleep Training Boot Camp is all about, and to catch up on past Boot Camp articles. BOOT CAMP, PART FIVE: What You Need To Know About Nap Training Boot campers, if you are hanging in there and sticking with Sleep Training Boot Camp, then I have just one thing to say to you - YOU ROCK! I know it probably hasn't always been easy, and that the last few weeks have likely been at least a
It's time to buckle down, put in the hard work, and conquer sleep challenges once and for all. It's time for sleep training boot camp! That's right, parents - June is Sleep Training Boot Camp here at The Baby Sleep Site®. All month long, we will be coaching you along on Facebook and Twitter, sharing sleep tips, posting inspirational messages, and encouraging you to share your progress (because who knows - parents who share their progress might just be rewarded!! ;)). And here on the blog,
When do babies sleep through the night? Babies sleeping through the night is usually a parent's #1 sleep goal. Unfortunately, for many parents, it can often seem like a totally unattainable goal! Parents love to be able to say 'good night', not have their baby cry and wake up happy in the morning. If your baby or toddler is waking multiple times per night, you may wonder how on earth you will ever get your baby to sleep through the night, without waking. Fortunately for you, this is a