Sleep training is VERY personal and we get a lot of people who don’t agree with what we’re doing. You agree with it or you don’t and that’s ok. If you’re happy with your baby’s sleep routine and your family’s sleeping arrangements, then it’s fine. It’s everyone’s right to believe in it or not. I just think that when your baby’s sleeping routine and habits are causing a lot of stress and sleep deprivation for both the baby and the rest of the family, something needs to be done about it. If a parent is soooo sleep deprived and he or she can’t function anymore and is seeking for help, no one has the right to judge that person. He orshe is trying to do the best for their family. No one wants to harm their babies but you as a parent deserve to have some sleep too. Sleep Training saved my life. I was so tired, I couldn’t function as a normal person anymore. I thought, just because I chose to have a family, didn’t mean I had to give up my sleep and sanity. I chose to do Sleep Training with my twins and it changed our lives for the better. Our twins are the best sleepers ever (they are 3.5 years now) and we have quality time together as a family and as a couple, because we’re all well rested.
Sleep School for BabiesWhen people say Sleep Training, the first thing they think is “Cry it out”. Everyone knows about “Cry it out”. A lot of people think that CIO is when you put your baby in his cot, leave the room and let him cry himself to sleep without you in the room. You don’t return. But CIO simply refers to any sleep therapy approach that says it’s fine to let a baby cry for a specified, usually short, period of time before offering comfort. There are 2 methods of Sleep Training. Both of them work if you are consistent and keep going for longer than 7 days. Did you know that most babies have a sleep regression on Night 5 on a Sleep Training Program? If you want to be successful, just keep going. Don’t stop just because your baby woke and cried multiple times on night 5. When you’re dealing with persistent settling and waking problems, sometimes sleep therapy is the only way to teach babies and toddlers to settle themselves to sleep, rather than you feeding, patting or cuddling them to sleep. Unfortunately, when you’re making changes to a baby’ or toddler’s sleep routine, there is crying involved. Babies and toddlers don’t like change, and the only way they can express to you that they are not happy and that they are frustrated because they don’t know how to fall asleep on their own is with crying. There will be more crying when it’s an older baby or toddler. There are two methods of Sleep Training. Both work, you just need to choose the one you’re comfortable with and start.
- Controlled crying/comforting
- “Camp out”