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.
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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
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
“Never wake a sleeping baby.” Even people who are not parents have heard the old adage. That one phrase perfectly describes how elusive baby sleep can be for exhausted parents. It almost feels superstitious in a way, as if by waking a sleeping baby, you may never get another moment’s rest again. So if your baby is sleeping peacefully, why would you ever want to wake them, especially if you’ve worked so hard to get them to sleep in the first place? While this rule is generally true, believe it
If you're a parent, you've no doubt heard about The Wonder Weeks, written by Xaviera Plooij, Frans X. Plooij PhD, and Hetty van de Rijt PhD. The book outlines the 10 "wonder weeks" during infant development (which often cause sleep regressions), that all babies go through in the first 20 months of life. The book outlines when and why each "wonder week" happens; it also offers parents insights into how to help their babies navigate each wonder week, and turn it into a leap forward for baby. But,
New parents long for the first time their baby will sleep through the night. After all, it is often a parent's #1 sleep goal. Babies need 14 to 17 hours of sleep each day so you would think it would be easy. Unfortunately, it can often seem impossible! In this post, learn when babies sleep through the night naturally and how to help your baby sleep better based on my experience as a sleep consultant of over 10 years. What Is Sleeping Through The Night? Medically speaking, a baby is
Remember when you were a brand-new parent? You had this precious, beautiful new miracle at home. This precious, beautiful, sleepless little miracle. (Of course, some of you won't have to think back very far -- I may be describing the stage you're in right now!) Remember the kinds of advice and "helpful tips" you would get about sleep from well-meaning friends and family members? And how much of that advice centered around the concept of 'baby sleeping through the night'? So many of our