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.
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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
Here's a myth that needs to be debunked: sleep problems go away when babies grow into toddlers. After working with over 40,000 families we've learned that's simply not true! Yes, some babies will outgrow their sleep problems, but far more babies who take short naps and wake often at night simply grow into toddlers who take short naps and wake often at night. Here's something else: while some sleep problems are universal, regardless of your baby's age, other sleep problems are unique to
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
Sleep training is work, yes, but it's work with a purpose. As many of our clients would confirm, the payoff of sleep training - a peacefully-sleeping baby or toddler - is well-worth all the work involved in getting to that point. But what about those times when there is no payoff? What if you put days and days of work into sleep training, only to continue experiencing night wakings and erratic or missed naps? Talk about frustrating! If it seems like sleep training has failed in some way,
Summer is fully upon us, readers! But while warm temps and fun outdoor activities are great, those long, lazy days of summer may be seriously messing with your baby or toddler's inner sleep clock. Over the summer, many babies start crying at bedtime and resisting sleep even more than usual. It’s also common for toddlers to stop staying in bed and falling asleep much later, trying to tell you, “I’m not tired!” So frustrating - but not really unexpected, if you think about it. The sun goes