Sleep training your baby can produce lots of emotions: frustration at the pace of sleep coaching, elation at the prospect of a full-night’s sleep, anxiety over the sleep training method…it’s an emotional roller coaster, man! Recently, we turned to some of our valued clients who have recently finished sleep coaching their little ones, and we asked them to share their reflections about the sleep coaching process. Some interesting things emerged: 59% felt unable to function at home and/or
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Picture this. You've just gotten a nice, predictable daytime sleep schedule, you're feeling good about life, and then, before you know it, your baby gets a little older and blows your perfectly-crafted routine to pieces. I’m positive a lot of you know exactly what I’m talking about (even those of you who've never been able to establish a nap schedule.) The first few years of a child’s life are full of changes, and those changes add up to mean ever-shifting sleep patterns and schedules.
If sleep training is tough for work-at-home moms, then it's even tougher for full-time working-outside-the-home moms. When you have to be up by 6 a.m. and out the door by 7:30 -- and when you don't get home until after 5 p.m. -- there is very little room in your day to allow for the kind of cross-eyed exhaustion that sleep training can cause! That said, working parents absolutely CAN sleep train successfully (many of our happy clients would attest to that!); it's just that working moms need
CIO, or cry it out, is a controversial subject and one that has been dividing parents for at least 2 decades. But in the opinion of our expert sleep consultants, the larger problem with CIO is that some parents assume ALL sleep training is CIO; they assume that sleep training is just letting your baby cry until he/she stops waking up at night and stops waking early from naps. Cry It Out Is Not Sleep Training You can imagine how frustrating it is for our team to combat this misconception.
Our team does quite a few Personalized Sleep Plans® every week, but while we can give you the best of plans, it doesn't mean anything if you and your baby are not ready for it. So how do you know you're ready to sleep train? Glad you asked! Below is a 10-point checklist designed to help you determine if you and your baby or toddler are ready for sleep training. 10-Point Checklist To Help You Determine If It's Time To Sleep Train ☑ Your baby has preferences. Babies will
Readers, meet Allison. Ali lives in Pennsylvania and is mom to little Noelle. Noelle was a great sleeper - that is, until the 4 month sleep regression hit! That’s when Ali contacted The Baby Sleep Site® for help. Here’s her story... The Baby Sleep Site: Ali, tell our readers a little bit about Noelle’s sleep history. Ali: My daughter was sleeping through the night by the time she was 3 months old, and she slept great from 3-4 months. Right around 4.5 months, however, she started waking
Starting sleep training is tough, but is the most important step you'll take. Doing the sleep training is a lot of work, but it's so worth it once you start seeing results! But finishing sleep training? Is it always clear when you are done sleep training? As surprising as it might seem, the answer is no. Success in sleep training, like so many things in our lives, is a continuum; one family's "done" is another family's "still working. Knowing when sleep training is finished depends so much
FOMO. Is that acronym new to you? Up until about a year ago, it was new to me, too. I'd never heard of FOMO (or Fear Of Missing Out) until a friend told me that she was afflicted with it. She was constantly on social media, checking in with her friends and catching up on the latest news. But here's something interesting - did you know your baby can have FOMO, too? It's true; some babies just can't seem to settle in and fall asleep, for fear that they'll miss out on all the action! Now,
Does the term "sleep training" conjure up images of wailing babies and agonized parents? If so, then I hope what I'm about to say next will help paint a different picture for you: sleep training does not have to involve hours of crying. Sleep training does not have to mean you listening to your baby wail because you're not "allowed" to offer any comfort. Simply put, sleep training does not mean letting your baby cry it out. So what does sleep training mean? Sleep training is merely the