I have met many parents over the years and while many agrees with baby sleep training, some are a bit hesitant. The question I always get asked is this:
Does it involve crying?
To which I have to answer, yes because that is the only way baby knows how to communicate with us.
Why do some parents shudder at the thought of sleep training?
Does the thought of their baby crying make them feel like bad parents?
Do they already feel like bad parents because their baby isn’t sleeping?
There are so many methods of training baby to sleep out there and they all involve some degree of crying. Why? Because like I said before your baby will object to the new routine you are implementing and the only way she will be able to communicate her objection is through crying. Let’s face it, no one like changes at first, but after a while you will learn to adapt.
Before I help my clients start their sleep training, I look at the overall picture first. Remember, sleep training is only one piece of the puzzles. Before sleep training can be implemented, we need to assess other pieces of the puzzles.
I believe that when sleep training is implemented on a healthy baby, loving and caring environment overseen by the parents, baby will be able to learn to sleep well and through the night in no time at all.
It’s much better to let your baby learn the week long sleep training programme through some degree of crying than endure months of sleepless nights which would result in overtired babies and exhausted parents!
Contact me now if you want your sleep back and ultimately a good night rest for you and your baby. Every night.