Category: Sleep Training Basics

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • The 40 Best Sleep Training Tips You Didn’t Know

    The 40 Best Sleep Training Tips You Didn’t Know

    When I first started sleep training my kids, I read everything I could find. That new knowledge would make the difference, right? What are the best sleep training tips – and how can they help now? Even after reading all of the best sleep training advice, sleep training will work. The best tip to remember […]

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  • Sleep Training Fading: 15 Things To Know and Do

    Sleep Training Fading: 15 Things To Know and Do

    One night as I sat next to my little girl for a few minutes at bedtime, it hit me that we were in the middle of using sleep training fading – again. But what is sleep training fading – and how does it work? Fading is a gentle, behavior-based sleep training method designed to minimize […]

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  • Sleep Training and Weaning: 20 Things to Know

    Sleep Training and Weaning: 20 Things to Know

    Figuring out how to manage sleep training and weaning can be challenging sometimes – and even more so when they’re done together. Here are some tips and things to know when you’re trying to do both – either at the same time or separately. Weaning and sleep training can be done at the same time […]

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  • Do You Feed Baby When Sleep Training? (Plus 11 Tips)

    Do You Feed Baby When Sleep Training? (Plus 11 Tips)

    While cuddling my baby and feeding them at night, I wondered if I needed to feed them during sleep training, or if that was a negative sleep association. Do you need to feed your baby while sleep training? Feeding your baby (at night) during sleep training is up to the parent, provided the baby is […]

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  • How Long Do You Let a Baby Cry It Out? (25 Things To Know)

    How Long Do You Let a Baby Cry It Out? (25 Things To Know)

    Listening to a baby cry it out is stressful – even when it’s an intentional and planned part of sleep training. So how long do you need to let a baby cry it out? And what other considerations should be factored in before letting a baby cry it out? There is no rule on how […]

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  • Sleep Training and Daycare: What You Need to Know and Do

    Sleep Training and Daycare: What You Need to Know and Do

    Juggling sleep training and daycare is something that many parents worry about. How can sleep training and daycare (whether starting or already attending) happen together successfully? Sleep training and daycare are not mutually exclusive. Sleep training while starting (or going to) daycare can happen as long as both the parents and the childcare provider are […]

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  • Sleep Training and Going Back To Work: 25 Things to Know

    Sleep Training and Going Back To Work: 25 Things to Know

    Going back to work after having a baby isn’t easy. Then you realize that this change in schedule may mess with all of your careful sleep training plans – and you wonder what you can do. Sleep training while going back to work can be managed with careful planning, support, and being adaptable where it […]

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  • Is Sleep Training Big Kids Possible? (5 Ways to Do it Now)

    Is Sleep Training Big Kids Possible? (5 Ways to Do it Now)

    Last night as I was putting my two youngest children to bed, I was so thankful we had used behavioral sleep training to help them sleep better. Then I began to wonder what would have happened had we waited until they were bigger to sleep train, so I did some research. Is sleep training big […]

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  • Sleep Training Certifications Exposed: What You Should Know

    Sleep Training Certifications Exposed: What You Should Know

    One particularly bad night up with my baby boy, I began researching hiring a sleep consultant. Then, I wondered what licenses and certifications a sleep trainer would be required to have. So what certifications are sleep trainers required to have? Sleep training is categorized as private coaching, thus there are no national or state-recognized courses, […]

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