The Ferber Method of sleep training babies, also known as Ferberizing or Ferberization, has been popular since the mid-80's when Dr. Richard Ferber wrote his book, and for good reason. It is a very structured approach and provides a clear path for parents to follow. For those of us who need very specific guidelines, this can work very well, so if you choose to Ferberize your baby or toddler, you are in good company! When done correctly, Ferberization can be very effective, and often, many babies
It's no secret that we at The Baby Sleep Site are dedicated to helping parents help their children to gently fall asleep independently, and take long restorative naps. If your little one is waking up in the night or mid-way through their nap, chances are they need to let go of sleep associations or adjust their schedules to combat over-tiredness. Learning to sleep independently and having an ideal sleep schedule are two of the most important factors to helping your child get the sleep they need.
Monsters, ghouls, goblins, and absolutely the most adorable baby costumes! Halloween can be a ton of fun for grownups and little ones alike. But, Halloween season can also mean more nighttime fears for a lot of toddlers and preschoolers. As our 6-year old tried to hide in my jacket as we walked by the seasonal section at Target, I was reminded just how scary this time can be. But, nighttime fears can strike at any time, so today we are bringing 5 tried and true tips to ease these fears so you
If you have been with The Baby Sleep Site® for some time, or if you have just found our sleepy little village, you know that what sets us apart is our belief that nothing works better for baby sleep than a truly individualized approach. We don't believe there is one method of coaching that will work for everyone. No "one-size-fits-all" solutions here! Your parenting philosophy, your child's temperament, and your unique situation will best determine what sleep coaching style will fit best. And,
You finally get to hold your precious baby in your arms, your own little miracle and even if it's your second, third, or sixth, there is nothing ever like it in the entire world. You spend the first few weeks bonding, but suddenly the exhaustion starts to take a toll and you wonder when you will ever get to sleep, truly sleep, for the whole night again. For most new, and even veteran parents, the holy grail of getting life back to "normal" is getting to "sleep through the night" again. So,
You can't believe you are actually holding your baby in your arms after you felt them grow inside for so long. You get to feel their skin, gaze into their eyes, feed them, put on those insanely adorable baby clothes you so lovingly picked out, and bask in the glow of motherhood. It can be a magical time. But, it can also be an exhausting time. Your baby is likely feeding around the clock and the concept of days and nights may yet be a foreign thing. Your baby may sleep most of the day and
When I knew I was going to become a mom for the first time, knowing I would be away from most of my family, I devoured all the books I could find on pregnancy, birth, the newborn stage and beyond. It helped me feel more prepared overall, but everyone kept reassuring me that everything would be just fine...that my baby and I would settle into a rhythm - naturally. But not everything did come naturally. We needed help with feeding and tackling reflux, but, most notably, we needed help with sleep!
One of the most common questions we get here at The Baby Sleep Site® is “How do I get my baby to sleep?” Especially when it comes to newborns, who seem to be experts at throwing us curve-balls, just when we think we've figured them out! So, today we are answering the big question for new moms - how do I get my 5, 6, or 7 week old to sleep? Let’s take a look at the 6 steps to help your 5, 6 or 7 week old baby sleep. Your newborn is AMAZING! There's no denying that, and your teeny tiny baby
Previous: How to Get My 6, 7, or 8 Month Old To Sleep One of the most common questions we get here at The Baby Sleep Site® is "How do I get my 9 or 10 month old baby to sleep?" and that's the question we are answering today! While some babies can be challenging sleepers from birth, many will go through periods where they sleep well, only to regress. What’s a sleep deprived parent to do!? Let’s take a look at the 6 steps to help your 9 or 10 month old baby sleep. As soon as you get