Category: Sleep Training Basics

  • 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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    Welcome to Sleep Training Kids!
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

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

    Sleep Training Survival: What You Need to Know and Do

    The longest hours of my life have been while trying to sleep train my children. It’s made me wish that there are sleep training survival guides or a dedicated sleep training support team that delivered comfort food. In any case, how do you survive sleep training? Surviving sleep training requires time, patience, consistency, understanding, solid […]

  • Sleep Training Guidelines: Everything You’ve Ever Asked

    Sleep Training Guidelines: Everything You’ve Ever Asked

    When I was sleep-deprived and researching sleep training like crazy, I wished like crazy there was some kind of sleep training guidelines I could reference. So let’s talk about common sleep training guidelines should parents know about. Sleep training guidelines: Know when it’s appropriate and safe to sleep train. Choose a sleep training method that […]