Baby Sleep Whisperer Guide
lauraf > 20 June 2017
Baby Sleeping Guide SummaryMost experts seem to agree the best time to start sleep training is from about about 6 months. This is when most babies have finished vaccinations, started solids and no longer require feeding in the night. This means that they are mostly likely only unsettled at night because they have not yet learnt the gift of self settling. If it is right for your family, if it is affecting their appetite in the morning and day sleeps, it really is time to start. Even if your baby is 10 or 12 months do not move into sleep training unless your family and you and baby are ready. Once you have made the decision to start the sleep training make sure you allocate a few nights dedicated to this process. You might have to send your older kids to sleep at their grandparents house so you do not disturb their sleep. You need to let your friends and family know that you are going to be focusing on you and the baby for a few nights.
Pay attention to some of the sleep problem causes
- feeding to sleep
Organised baby's cot and room in advance
- Darken the room so there is less light
- Feed together quietly in their room.
- Read a story together
- Put into sleeping bag
- Have a consistent night time routine so baby gets familiar.
- Always check they have a clean nappy and are not ill before starting the training
- Intervals of shusshing to distract from crying
- Keep your approach consistent
- Do not give up