What is sleep training?
Sleep training is guiding your little one through the process of independent sleep.
This is done by helping your baby discover, practice & master their new skill.
Independent sleep is a learned skill. The overall goal of sleep training is to bring sleep back into your home.
What goes into a sleep training plan?
Factors to consider when crafting your sleep training plan include appropriate schedule, conducive routines, adequate nutrition, optimal sleep environment, your baby’s temperament, and more!
What is the best age to sleep train?
Sleep training can begin at or after 16 weeks adjusted age when your baby’s circadian rhythm and sleep/wake hormones have fully developed.
That being said, you can absolutely start paying attention to and implementing practices associated with healthy sleep hygiene from the time your baby is a newborn.
Also, your toddler is not too old to learn how to sleep independently either.
The best time to sleep train is when your current sleep situation is feeling unsustainable and you’re ready to make a change!
How long does sleep training take?
Typically, 3-7 nights. However, it depends on your sleep training method.
Some take more time (2-3 weeks).