“When we first told our in-laws what we were doing, they thought we were monsters. Now they think we’re geniuses.” Source: Sleep Training at 8 Weeks: ‘Do You Have the Guts?’ – NYTimes.com I recently spoke to a journalist about this article in the New York Times. A pediatric group in New York is encouraging […]
In this week’s post, I’m talking a little bit about creating a successful bedtime. Specifically, creating a bedtime that is predictable, linear, goal directed, and brief (e.g. less than 30–40 minutes). I would also love to hear what has worked for you and what has not? What are the rituals at night which you hate […]
Bedtime fading (or moving your child’s bedtime later temporarily) can be really helpful with sleep training. Here’s some advice on how to do it.
I’m going to try something a little bit different today. I have put together a brief video on the “camping out” sleep training method which is a gentler but still evidence based method of sleep training. Here is the pyramid from the video, courtesy of Ruth Fidino. I like this way of representing the process […]
There are lots of reasons that parents fail at sleep training their children. One of the most often overlooked is timing. If you pick the wrong time to start, you are doomed to failure. You really want to allow yourself about two weeks of time without any major changes in routine to maximize your chance […]