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Does new parenthood have you up at night searching “What is baby sleep training?” You’re not alone. The first months of parenthood are exhausting, and it’s easy to let your baby slip into bad sleep habits. Does your baby need an elaborate routine of rocking, patting or feeding to sleep? Wake frequently at night? Wake for the day before 6am? Take short naps? These issues can be resolved with sleep training: the process of teaching your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep until they’re well-rested.
Sleeping through the night sounds like a dream come true. But it can be tough to know where to start with teaching your baby to sleep. When can you start sleep training? What method is right for your family? We’ve put together a round up of popular blog posts about sleep training to help answer your top sleep training questions.
This post from Today’s Parent goes over the most popular sleep training methods. This is a great place to start to get a feel for which method could be best for your baby and family.
Our take on sleep training newborns and what sleep conditioning means to us at the Nightingales. This is a good read for expecting parents or those in the newborn phase who want to know what to do before their baby is ready for formal sleep training.
A helpful post on the ages and stages of sleep learning and some good questions to ask yourself before beginning a sleep training regimen.
An interesting article from NPR on the myths and science of sleep training.
An informative post from Cleveland Clinic about sleep training basics, methods, and tips.
A nice overview on sleep training from the Sleep Foundation, including helpful tips like keeping a sleep training diary to track your progress.
A helpful guide on baby sleep training from Fatherly, including methods, FAQs, and expert advice.
A great overview of sleep training techniques and tips from Happiest Baby.
Ready to sleep train? As these articles reiterate, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to sleep success. Each baby has their own unique personality, sleep needs, history, and family dynamics that will determine which approaches will benefit them the most. That’s why at the Nightingales, we take pride in providing thoughtful sleep training solutions tailored to your family’s unique preferences and needs. Get in touch to learn more about how our expert sleep consultants can help your baby get the sleep they need to thrive.