Repercussions of sleep training

One of the (many) repercussions I noticed with our baby when we were in the midst of the sleep training process was that she oscillated between extremely clingy, and incredibly distant throughout the day. Sleep training had taught her that she needed to hold on for dear life when she knew separation was headed her […]

Crib Hour

When my oldest was 6 months and we made the mistake of going down the sleep training rabbit hole, the sleep trainer we worked with told us that the only way we would ever get “good naps” was to do something called crib hour, which went something like this:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do nap routine, put baby in […]

When can I sleep train?

Let’s talk about one of my most frequently asked questions: At what age can I begin to sleep train? The short answer is, I NEVER recommend making any kind of sleep changes that encourage using separation based techniques, so technically, I don’t recommend sleep training at any age!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The long answer is that, under 9 months […]

Conventional Sleep Training

Just like so many families, we believed sleep training was what “good” parents did to help their baby sleep better. Even though it felt wrong from the get-go, we pushed our feelings aside and did the “hard work” of sleep training. First we tried a “gentle” method, and were then urged by the sleep consultant […]