Sleep training can be both challenging but very rewarding. It can be tough to stick it out when your baby isn’t sleeping through the night and may take longer than you expected. However, once everything settles down and your baby gets into a new routine, it’s worth it! Below are some tips that will help you win at baby sleep training:
Have a Routine
The routine is one of the most important aspects of your baby sleep training plan. A routine is important because it helps to give your child predictability and structure in their day which helps them to understand what they should expect each day, and will help them feel more secure.
When it comes to sleep training, consistency is key. You want to be as consistent as possible with your baby’s routine, environment, location and times (both nap and bedtime).
You’re probably thinking, “I’m going to do this for three nights and then my baby will be sleeping through the night!” Nope! The first step is always patience. Baby sleep is not a linear journey and it takes time and consistency, so don’t get frustrated if your baby doesn’t become a pro sleeper overnight. As long as you stick with it and keep doing what works for your family, you’ll be able to see positive results eventually.
Before you begin, it’s important to develop a plan of action. First, identify the problem you’re dealing with. Is your baby waking up too frequently during the night? Does he or she wake up at 7am each morning, after just four hours’ sleep? Are you struggling with getting your newborn back to sleep after feeding? If you’re unsure what’s going on, take some time to think about it while they’re still asleep and then write down any answers that come to mind.
The first few weeks of sleep training can be challenging because of adjustments, but if you follow these tips and tricks you’ll be able to get on the right path with your baby.
Are you ready to sleep train your baby but you need more clarity? Find out more about our service on a FREE Discovery Call with myself or my Dream Team. Book now!