Many moms cringe at the thought of leaving their baby or toddler to scream until they have no voice left , but full extinction is not needed and is not anymore effective than the softer method we
use. Sleep training is a great way to get stability in your child and families day and consistency is KEY for babies to grow develop and establish a healthy start to adulthood!
As a mom myself having our home run somewhat efficiently is very important to success in our careers and also in our marriage, but teaching our babies healthy sleep habits was not a easy job! We had to invest time ,research and also a professional with our first child. This investment was worth more than what we paid!
If your not sure if sleep training is right for your family you can start making small changes to help establish those healthy habits to help baby sleep 10-12 hours at night by as early as 8 weeks.
1. Pitch black room
2. continuous white noise
3. consistant bedtime routine
4. Age appropriate naps and awake times
5. Practicing the 'PAUSE" over and over!
Always lay baby down in their crib and pause 3-5min before stepping in to soothe, after your pause help calm baby down , rock ,hold or kiss baby and try again by laying baby down awake and leave the room and do your "pause"
Remember consistency , progress and practice over Perfection!
Need some more help with age appropriate awake periods or getting those 10-12 hour nights without CIO? schedule you're free consultation to hear how we can get you your sleep goals.