This is a new series where I am trying to answer common questions from parents and kids about sleep. Some have been submitted by friends, and some by subscribers to my email list. This is a common question: “How long will my child cry during sleep training?” No parent likes to hear his or her […]
“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 […]
As a sleep doctor, and a parent, I have a problem with cosleeping. Cosleeping in infancy has been found to cause a small but significant increase in SIDS risk. We chose not to co-sleep with our sons. Since infancy, they have always slept better in their own beds, and so did we. [To be clear, when […]
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 […]