In speaking with clients, I tend to see two types of parents. One type tends to have a mindset something like "Sleep has been bad this long, what's another month or two?" and they are fine with a slower process and expect it to take awhile before their baby sleeps better. The other type is more like "I'm at the end of my rope. I can't take this anymore. Please help me TODAY!" Of course, there are parents in between, but this article is for those parents "at the end of their ropes (or tethers)"
You can't believe you are actually holding your baby in your arms after you felt them grow inside for so long. You get to feel their skin, gaze into their eyes, feed them, put on those insanely adorable baby clothes you so lovingly picked out, and bask in the glow of motherhood. It can be a magical time. But, it can also be an exhausting time. Your baby is likely feeding around the clock and the concept of days and nights may yet be a foreign thing. Your baby may sleep most of the day and
For decades bleary-eyed parents had just two options for handling their child’s sleep problems: “cry-it-out" or make the best of the situation whilst waiting to see if their baby would become a better sleeper with time (i.e. "Wait-It-Out"). In recent years, and with the introduction of gentler strategies, baby sleep and how to save it has become much less “all or nothing!” Yet, many parents are still under the impression that teaching their baby to sleep well has to involve hours of crying,
One of the most common questions we get here at The Baby Sleep Site® is “How do I get my baby to sleep?” Especially when it comes to newborns, who seem to be experts at throwing us curve-balls, just when we think we've figured them out! So, today we are answering the big question for new moms - how do I get my 5, 6, or 7 week old to sleep? Let’s take a look at the 6 steps to help your 5, 6 or 7 week old baby sleep. Your newborn is AMAZING! There's no denying that, and your teeny tiny baby
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 --