SLEEP TRAINING BASICS
By Sleep Training Kids
Based on talking to hundreds and thousands of parents, there is a significant percentage of us who have had to rely on cry-it-out (sometimes abbreviated as CIO) to get our children on a healthier sleeping pattern.
- Do your bedtime routine with your child – Put your child to bed – Let your child self-settle – Check-in on your child at pre-determined intervals – Comfort your child
Night 1: crying for 1-2 hrs
Night 2: cries for 30 min
Night 4: cries for 45 min
Night 3: cries for an hour
Night 5: cries for 20 min
Make sure your baby is in a safe place and has their needs met
Put them down & walk away – & let them cry
Let your child cry in another room than hold them & lose your temper.
Your child vomits after crying
There’s a diaper incident
Your child is an escape artist
Your baby won’t stop crying
You can’t handle it
Studies show that short-term, cry-it-out style sleep training is safe.
It can cause a temporary increase in cortisol, those stress hormone levels go down once sleep training is done.
02 If there is crying every night, your child is probably exhausted
03 if your child is crying at dinner time, they might just don’t like the food
01 If your child is straining, it’s probably the poopy diaper