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
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Solving your baby's sleep problems can be tough enough, but finding the solution to YOUR specific problem can be even tougher. After all, the sleep training plan we would recommend for parents who want to transition away from cosleeping would be very different than the sleep training plan we would recommend for parents who want to stop rocking their baby to sleep. So how can you solve YOUR unique sleep challenge? Well, I can't give you personalized advice here on the blog (you'll need to
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,
Nap time is, without a doubt, a tired parent's favorite time of day. Baby goes down for a much-need snooze, leaving mom and dad time to have some much-needed "me time". But of course, in order for your baby's nap time to be a favorite time of day, your baby has to actually, you know, TAKE A NAP. And therein lies the problem, for many parents! So many of you have written in to us over the years, letting us know that your baby won't nap, and you are at a loss as to why. Baby is tired?
"Baby Falls Asleep Alone! Parents Overjoyed!" Okay, so maybe the general public wouldn't consider that the most amazing news headline in the world, but I'll bet that for all of you sleep-deprived parents out there who are working on sleep training (and that's pretty much all of you :) ), you would LOVE to apply that headline to your story. Good news - you can. And we can help. Why Does Your Baby or Toddler Need To Learn To Fall Asleep Alone? To put it simply, your baby or toddler needs