By Sleep Training Kids
– Your baby is at least 5-6 months – Your baby weighs at least 13-15 pounds – Your child gets all of their nutritional needs met during the day – Your pediatrician has given their approval
– Babies have tiny tummies that need frequent feeds – Getting daily nutritional & caloric intake is a lot of work for babies – Babies like eating at night to have more cuddle time with you.
- Why most babies aren’t going to be able to quit nighttime feeds:
– Nighttime weaning should be separately done from daytime weaning – Nighttime weaning may trigger sleep regressions – Use dream feedings to ease weaning while sleep training – It's easier to slowly do weaning while sleep training
Sleep feeding is a parent-initiated feed that starts when the baby is still asleep. Your baby will wake up a little bit, but the immediate feed should help them doze off to sleep.
Sleep Training Method
Nighttime Feeding Recommendations
Up to the parents’ discretion.
Parents decide on feeding frequency at night.
Recommends feeds on demand.
Either way, it’s important to take a step back. Remember your plan. Trust that it will work. And if need be, do some deep breathing to keep the stress under control.