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! But does sleep training damage your relationship with your baby? 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
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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
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
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
Bedtime routines are an essential part of healthy baby and toddler sleep habits - a very essential part! A great bedtime routine alerts your baby or toddler to the fact that bedtime is approaching; it can also serve to relax your child and help your baby or toddler fall asleep quickly and calmly. But how can you craft the perfect baby or toddler bedtime routine? We share our top tips below! 10 Bedtime Routine Tips for Babies and Toddlers Start winding down before you start the bedtime
Sleep training, or teaching your baby healthy sleep habits, can be confusing and frustrating. One of the most popular sleep training methods is The Ferber Method, also known as Ferberizing or graduated extinction. This method involves letting your baby cry at increasingly longer intervals until they are sleeping through the night and taking longer naps. Here's everything you need to know about this sleep training method. What is The Ferber Method? The Ferber Method was developed by Dr.
Poor Tara...her little girl was sleeping through the night beautifully, right up until the moment Tara and her family moved to a new home. After that, everything fell apart. That's when Tara turned to The Baby Sleep Site®'s Express Sleep Plan® for help. Read on to find out what happened! Thanks for sharing your story with us, Tara! First, can you tell us what prompted you to purchase the Express Sleep Plan®? My little one slept thru the night up from 3 to 8 months until we