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Which Sleep Training Method is Right for You?

Which Sleep Training Method is Right for You?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the sleep training options that are out there, check out this post to figure out which one is the best fit for YOUR family.

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

This week I’m answering five of YOUR questions. Check out this post if you’re wondering about dream feeds, bouncing Baby to sleep, teething, prolonged nightwakings, or dropping night feeds.

How to Teach Baby to Fall Asleep on His Own

How to Teach Baby to Fall Asleep on His Own

Falling asleep independently can be tricky business for babies. Whether you’re hoping to teach your newborn from day 1 or you’re trying to unteach and reteach your toddler, you’ll find helpful information here on what you can do to start teaching this skill ASAP!

Training Methods: Timed Checks

Training Methods: Timed Checks

This method is the medium option for sleep training. It involves laying your baby down when it's time to sleep, leaving the room to allow her the opportunity to figure out how to fall asleep on her own, and returning at timed intervals to briefly reassure her if she's crying.

The Controversy over CIO

The Controversy over CIO

There are a lot of opinions and research out there about the acceptability of sleep training and especially about letting your baby "cry it out." So I researched the research and my findings are in this blogpost. **Spoiler alert: the side effects of letting your child CIO are that your child will likely learn good sleep habits and they'll keep loving you during and after the sleep training process! Win-win!