Category: Sleep Training Basics

  • 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 […]

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  • Sleep Training Workbook: 30 Days to Sleeping Thru the Night

    Sleep training, while something that we all feel we ought to know, can be so overwhelming that we feel like we need help. Especially when you’re already exhausted from staying up with your new baby. Have you ever wished someone would show you what to do with sleep training already? This free sleep training workbook […]

  • Baby Wake Times: a Beginner’s Guide to Wake Windows by Age

    Baby Wake Times: a Beginner’s Guide to Wake Windows by Age

    One day as I was chatting with other parents about sleep training, one mom asked me what the ideal baby wake times are by age. And because I didn’t have that committed to memory, I decided to do some research for an even more thorough answer. Starting with this: what are baby wake times? Most […]

  • How to Recognize and Use Your Child’s Sleep Signs and Cues

    How to Recognize and Use Your Child’s Sleep Signs and Cues

    Do you know what I think the hardest part of naps and bedtimes are? In my experience, it’s figuring out the timing based on your child’s signs and cues. Because if you can’t get the timing right, naps don’t happen. And then bedtime is painful, drawn-out, and a fight every night. So, how do you […]

  • How to Get an Overtired Baby to Sleep

    How to Get an Overtired Baby to Sleep

    When you’re overtired, it’s like every problem becomes ten times worse, thirty times harder to solve, and emotions are at least fifty times harder to control. Okay, so maybe some of those numbers aren’t quite right. But, when you’re tired, things can get a little out of control quickly, right? So how do you get […]

  • How Long Does Sleep Training Take? What You Need to Know

    How Long Does Sleep Training Take? What You Need to Know

    When we were researching sleep training, one of our biggest concerns was how long it would take. We were exhausted and needed help – fast! We needed it to work last week. So how long does sleep training take? Sleep training can be done in about 5-7 days, depending on the method being used. Some […]

  • How to Sleep Train Your Baby: a Complete and Helpful Guide

    How to Sleep Train Your Baby: a Complete and Helpful Guide

    When you’re researching sleep training, it’s easy to get confused – especially because every method touts its own “how-to” recipe for success. Based on extensive research and experience sleep training, here is how to sleep train your baby – a recipe for sleep training success that will work with any and every sleep training method. […]

  • Here’s What You Need to Sleep Train (and What You Don’t)

    Here’s What You Need to Sleep Train (and What You Don’t)

    When you’re worried about sleep training, it’s easy to wonder what things you really need – and then to second guess yourself and wonder if you’re getting things you don’t actually need. Sleep training requirements include a positive sleep environment, a plan, knowledge, and qualities like patience, flexibility, and consistency. Backup plans, support, and help […]

  • Is Sleep Training Good for Your Baby? What You Need to Know

    Is Sleep Training Good for Your Baby? What You Need to Know

    When you’re exhausted and up with a baby, it’s only natural to wonder about sleep training. And it’s also totally normal to wonder if sleep training will be good for them – and for you. For families experiencing sleep disruption, sleep training is a safe way to help their baby get an increased quantity and […]

  • When to Start Sleep Training: a Month-by-Month Guide

    When to Start Sleep Training: a Month-by-Month Guide

    If you’ve ever wondered when you should start sleep training, you’re not alone. It’s a question I get asked a lot – along with if there’s some sort of a guide. So when should you start sleep training? Is there a month-by-month recommendation? When to start sleep training will depend on your exact situation, your […]

  • What Sleep Training Works? (20 Things You Need To Know)

    What Sleep Training Works? (20 Things You Need To Know)

    As I’ve continued to study and research sleep training extensively, I’m frequently asked, “What sleep training method works best?” The short answer is that it depends. The better solution is a multifaceted thing – so let’s talk about what sleep training works. Finding the best sleep training method for your family may require trying out […]