Sleep-Training Rule #1:
Put your baby down for a nap while she’s still awake!
Putting your baby down for her naps while she’s still awake is the best thing you can do for your baby’s sleep-training success! Your baby will not learn to fall asleep on her own if you put her down while she’s asleep. And her ability to self-soothe to sleep is your #1 sleep-training goal. If you put her down while she’s already sleeping, she will no doubt wake up soon afterward and demand you help her fall back to sleep. So, give her the chance to learn how to self-soothe and fall asleep on her own!
Read more about sleep-training, the PPB way!
More Sleep-Training Help:
Self Play & Self-Soothe, Why Use Our PPB Schedules, Sleeping Milestones, How to Become a Practical Parent, Get All Our PPB Schedules, Troubleshooting Naps, Crying Facts, Nursery Organization Must-Haves, Crib Essentials, Baby’s Nightcap, Waking Your Baby to Feed
Sleep-Training Dangers Debunked:
Here’s an important “Time”article debunking the science behind Dr. Sears’ claims that crying-it-out for any length of time is dangerous. Also read the findings of a study done by “Pediatrics” (the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) showing no short or long term differences in children who were or were not sleep-trained as infants.