We talk a lot about sleep training on this blog....A LOT. And over the years, we've come to learn that while many of our readers are generally interested in sleep training, they are specifically interested in gentle sleep training. This makes sense, if you think about it; no parent is eager to hear their child cry, and if it's possible to build healthy sleep habits in a gentle way that involves minimal fussing, many of us would greatly prefer that to the cry it out alternatives. But gentle
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Solving your baby's sleep problems can be tough enough, but finding the solution to YOUR specific problem can be even tougher. After all, the sleep training plan we would recommend for parents who want to transition away from cosleeping would be very different than the sleep training plan we would recommend for parents who want to stop rocking their baby to sleep. So how can you solve YOUR unique sleep challenge? Well, I can't give you personalized advice here on the blog (you'll need to
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
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?
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"
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
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
When you are getting up a million times each night with a sleepless baby, and suffering through microscopically short naps, you probably feel like you would do anything (A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.) to get your baby sleeping through the night and taking long, restful naps. But there are parents out there who are a little nervous about starting sleep training - and not because they are nervous about trying it, or because they aren't sure their babies are ready. They are nervous about sleep training