Sleep training your baby is not something parents seek out to do, but if your baby won't sleep or your baby fights sleep, then sleep training may solve your baby sleep problems. Spending hours to put babies to sleep can be frustrating and exhausting! Learn the ins and outs of sleep training with this ultimate guide based on my experience of over 10 years being a sleep consultant. What is Sleep Training? The term "sleep training" used to be associated with the cry it out method, but
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We have written many articles about sleep training from why night-weaning may be failing, the best age to start sleep training to what's the best weekday to start sleep training. We have also answered questions like whether to use cry it out for naps, what types of sleep training methods exist, and whether you should stop sleep training during separation anxiety. We obviously get a lot of questions about sleep training in our Helpdesk and we thought it would be a good idea to write up a
It's no secret that we at The Baby Sleep Site are dedicated to helping parents help their children to gently fall asleep independently, and take long restorative naps. If your little one is waking up in the night or mid-way through their nap, chances are they need to let go of sleep associations or adjust their schedules to combat over-tiredness. Learning to sleep independently and having an ideal sleep schedule are two of the most important factors to helping your child get the sleep they need.
Whether you decided to “dive right in” and begin sleep training after a particularly exhausting night or you spent weeks planning your approach to sleep training, sometimes sleep training just.doesn’t.work! What in the world is wrong!? We’ve worked with tens of thousands of families from around the globe and through this experience we’ve discovered: The Top 5 Reasons Sleep Training Might Not Be Working Without further ado, here they are: 1. You’re missing your baby’s Goldilock’s
The content below was partially reblogged from Aurora's personal blog, Dispatches from the Castle. Readers, meet Aurora! She's a lovely mama and blogger who shares her thoughts over at Dispatches From The Castle. She was also, up until a few months ago, very sleep-deprived! Aurora was struggling to get her darling daughter sleeping soundly at night. After scouring all the sleep coaching literature she could find and coming up short, she turned to The Baby Sleep Site® for help --
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,
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"
Did you know that your baby can develop habits at lightning-fast speeds? It's true; even though she cannot walk or talk yet, she can develop a deeply-rooted habit very, very quickly. This explains why, after just a few days of rocking your baby to sleep, she will come to expect to be rocked. And this is why many babies quickly come to need a pacifier to calm down, even if they have only used the pacifier for a week or two. Babies can be especially prone to develop bad
Today's post will give you 7 tips to use when your baby won't nap, so let's get to it! You know what's cute? A cooing, babbling baby who's grinning ear to ear as she holds onto her crib bars and jumps up and down on her mattress. So adorable! Except that it's nap time. And she's not supposed to be cooing or babbling or jumping. She's supposed to be SLEEPING, for Pete's sake, and giving her poor parents a break! Not so cute anymore, right? I know a lot of you can identify with that