By Sleep Training Kids
If sleep training is becoming too stressful, problematic, or does not work for you after a consistent effort, it may be time to quit
Sleep training becomes too stressful
Attempts at sleep training are problematic
Sleep training, despite a consistent and amazing effort, just isn't working
Your instincts tell you something is wrong
4 main reasons why we quit sleep training
- Before your baby is 4–6 months – Baby is sick or teething – Before, during, or after a vacation – When you've got houseguests – Before or after a big family change – Family matters causing stress
In my experience, quitting and giving up rarely work.
How To Quit Sleep Training - And What To Do Instead
However, most of these parents only gave up parent-led behavioral sleep training - and instead switched to baby-led behavioral sleep training.
Quit for now and try again in a few weeks
Try different methods
Wait for your baby to master the developmental milestone
Let your baby sleep on their own schedule
Wait until the baby feels better and try again
That way, you can keep helping everyone in your family move towards a full night's sleep whether you've just quit sleep training or not.