Sleep Training FAQs
By Sleep Training Kids
Sleep training is not necessary, but it may help families with immediate sleep interruption problems.
Is your current sleeping situation working for your child?
Is your current sleep situation working for you?
"No" to both questions, then sleep training isn't required
"Yes" to either questions 1 or 2, then sleep training may be considered
"Yes" to both questions 1 and 2, then sleep training may be required
If you still aren't sure that sleep training would be essential, ask yourself these follow-up questions:
Why isn't the current sleep situation working?
What are you willing to invest to change sleep situation?
What does the sleeping situation need to look like?
For children with chronic sleep trouble, sleep training may do more than just help fix immediate sleep interruption issues.
Studies and child development experts both agree: that sleep training under 4 months of age is not required nor recommended.
Sleep training can go from a necessary tool to a problematic one when good-intentioned parents begin doing too much.