Category: Sleep Training Basics

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Behavioral Sleep Training: The Complete Guide

    Behavioral Sleep Training: The Complete Guide

    When we first started sleep training, we worried if we were doing it the right way. After looking into scientific studies, we learned that behavioral sleep training is safe and recommended. But what is behavioral (or behavioral-based) sleep training? Behavioral sleep training methods focus on parental education and gradual changes that improve sleep quality while […]

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  • How are Sleep Associations and Sleep Training Related?

    How are Sleep Associations and Sleep Training Related?

    As I began to mentally prepare myself for another round of sleep training (this time with child #4), I started wondering what sleep associations my daughter would need to deal with this time. How are sleep associations and sleep training related? Behavioral-based sleep training is an effective and safe way to break negative sleep associations […]

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  • Quitting Sleep Training: How and When You Should

    Quitting Sleep Training: How and When You Should

    As I listen to my baby scream after telling her goodnight, I wonder (for the millionth time) if I should quit trying to sleep train. Should you quit sleep training? How do you know if you should? Are there times when quitting is recommended? If sleep training is becoming too stressful, problematic, or does not […]

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  • Do Pediatricians Recommend Sleep Training?

    Do Pediatricians Recommend Sleep Training?

    When I was considering sleep training each of my kids, I discussed it with their pediatrician first. With each child, I wanted to know – was sleep training pediatrician recommended? Pediatricians recommend behavioral-based sleep training for families with significant sleep disruption, provided the baby is at least 4-6 months of age. In other words, talking […]

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  • Is Sleep Training Necessary?

    Is Sleep Training Necessary?

    When my baby had trouble falling and staying asleep all night, I wondered – will I need to sleep train my child? Is sleep training really necessary for children? Or am I just stuck never getting to sleep again? Sleep training is not necessary, but it may help families with immediate sleep interruption problems. For […]

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  • Sleep Training: Safe and Okay OR Cruel and Traumatizing?

    Sleep Training: Safe and Okay OR Cruel and Traumatizing?

    A commonly asked question about sleep training is this: is it safe and okay to sleep train? Or is it cruel, risky, traumatizing, and just plain bad? In other words, is sleep training safe or not? Sleep training, when done correctly, is completely safe and is a great short-term tool to help families get better […]

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  • 6 Sample Sleep Schedules for Sleep Training

    6 Sample Sleep Schedules for Sleep Training

    Would it be pretty safe to say that every parent’s favorite time is bedtime? Probably so, right? Although maybe “any time the kids are asleep” ranks pretty high up… sleeping kids are just amazingly adorable to watch, no matter what they did before they fell asleep. Okay, *almost* no matter what. In any case, getting […]

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  • Naptime Comfort Items and Lovies for Children

    Naptime Comfort Items and Lovies for Children

    The countdown to naptime is something that all parents experience. We all love our children, but those few moments of silence are truly golden, and extending them as long as we can is a must! That is why you want to look at these naptime comfort items – because if your kids are comfortable, they […]

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  • 30-Day Sleep Training Challenge

    30-Day Sleep Training Challenge

    When you’re in the middle of sleep training, it’s nice to have extra support and guidance. Like in the form of a workbook that’s totally free to download. The 30-Day Sleep Training Challenge is a free, downloadable PDF workbook exclusively for Sleep Training Kids Newsletter subscribers. This workbook will help you go through sleep training […]

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