Category: Sleep Training FAQs

  • Best Sleep Training Methods for Babies Under 6 Months

    Best Sleep Training Methods for Babies Under 6 Months

    As a parent, you likely will get to a point where you consider sleep training your baby. You probably have started to wonder what age you can begin the process and what type of method you think would work best for you and your baby. But how do you decide which one to pick for […]

  • What to Do When Your Partner Won’t Sleep Train Baby

    What to Do When Your Partner Won’t Sleep Train Baby

    A succession of sleepless nights… You’re tired. Your head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton. Performing the simplest tasks is a struggle, and everyone is lashing out for no good reason. You need to get some proper sleep. Sleep training your baby sounds like the best solution, but your partner is not on the same […]

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  • Is It Normal for Babies to Sleep in Weird Positions?

    Is It Normal for Babies to Sleep in Weird Positions?

    There’s nothing cuter than a sleeping baby. Of course, sometimes my kids sleep in the weirdest configurations. And they’ve slept like that since they were little. And this is a question I get asked a lot – is it normal for babies to sleep in weird positions? Babies and toddlers can sleep comfortably in a […]

  • When Did Sleep Training Become Popular? A Complete History

    Despite having been studying (and using) various sleep training methods for over a decade now, I realized the other day that I didn’t know much about the history of sleep training. So I decided to look it up – including the answer to this question: when did sleep training become popular? Sleep training has grown […]

  • 4-Month Milestones to Know Before Sleep Training

    4-Month Milestones to Know Before Sleep Training

    Knowing and tracking babies’ milestones is part of how we make sure that they’re progressing and growing up. At 4 months of age, the milestones are becoming even more fun to keep track of, even while you’re getting ready for sleep training. Milestones for 4-month-old babies include new physical, emotional, language, and problem-solving skills. Your […]

  • What If I Don’t Sleep Train My Baby?

    What If I Don’t Sleep Train My Baby?

    While we had to sleep train our baby, I get asked (a lot!) if it was necessary. Spoiler alert – it’s not. But then the harder follow-up question inevitably gets asked: what happens if I don’t sleep train my baby? Babies will usually settle into a regular sleeping routine that works with their family’s needs […]

  • Sleep Training Not Working After 2 Weeks? Here’s What to Do

    Sleep Training Not Working After 2 Weeks? Here’s What to Do

    After the first two weeks of sleep training our baby, we were crestfallen to discover that things weren’t 100% “fixed.” Our baby still had sleep issues, we were still exhausted, and we weren’t sure if things would ever get better. So what can you do if, after two weeks, sleep training doesn’t seem to be […]

  • Is It OK to Let a 1-Year-Old Cry It Out?

    Is It OK to Let a 1-Year-Old Cry It Out?

    Letting a baby cry on purpose can be a highly controversial topic. Especially because it seems like every parent out there has their own very emotional ideas on this subject. Even so, this topic is one that we need to talk about. Is it OK to let a 1-year-old cry it out? Letting your 1-year-old […]

  • Does Sleep Training Ever Not Work?

    Does Sleep Training Ever Not Work?

    It’s frustrating when you work really hard at something, like sleep training, and it doesn’t work exactly like the experts say it will. Which makes you really wonder – does sleep training ever not work? Sleep training doesn’t always work in every instance, and its success rate is impacted by factors including dedication, timing, methodology, […]

  • Get Help Sleep Training Your Baby (for under $10)

    Get Help Sleep Training Your Baby (for under $10)

    When you’re trying to get help with sleep training, it’s frustrating to think that it’s going to cost several hundred dollars. But what if you could get started sleep training for less than $10? There are lower-costing options to get help with sleep training, especially via ebook, free groups, and now via a sleep training […]

  • Sleep Training with a Pacifier: a Complete Guide with FAQs

    Sleep Training with a Pacifier: a Complete Guide with FAQs

    When you’re considering sleep training, it’s always good to think about all the potential pitfalls. Like that binky. Will it help – or will it make sleep training harder? Can you sleep train with a pacifier? Sleep training with a pacifier is possible and doable as long as it’s used safely and appropriately. Ideally, pacifiers […]

  • What is Sleep Training (for Babies, Toddlers, Kids)?

    What is Sleep Training (for Babies, Toddlers, Kids)?

    The first time I heard the term “sleep training,” I hoped it was something I could do – and that it involved me catching up on sleep. While that’s been a side effect of sleep training my children, that’s not the actual definition. So, what is sleep training? Sleep training is adjusting a child’s sleep […]