Success Story: Stephanie Gyamfi

Welcome to our sleep training success stories! Each week we will feature a family who has been through it, survived, and is finally thriving with more sleep and less stress! Stephanie Gyamfi, mother to 4 year old Joey Gyamfi, sleep trained with me at 5 months old. Here is their story... Photo Credit: Stephanie [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:21:13-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Baby Monitor Reviews

As some of you may know, it’s been a long while since I’ve had babies in my home. My first child was born in 2008, and back then video monitors were not the norm. Lots of people had them, but certainly not everyone. Over the years between my two kids I used a few different [...]

What Is Baby Sleep Training?

I’m not aware of any other commonly used term that has so many varied definitions as the phrase “sleep training.” Various people will discuss the subject without realizing they have wildly different definitions of the term! Even pediatricians and sleep experts mean different things when they discuss the topic. Even though we’ve established why it’s important [...]

By |2019-02-01T15:26:02-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Sleep Train for Naps and Nighttime at the Same Time

One of the biggest mistakes I always try to keep parents from making when sleep training is separating nap and night training from one another. Some popular sleep training methods even advocate for doing nights first, then days! As you can already tell, I have strong feelings about the correct way to approach this. Read on [...]

Sticking to a Check-In Time

While it seems there are a vast array of varying sleep training methods to pick from, many of them are almost identical when you read closely in between the lines. Nearly every popular sleep training method involves putting your child down awake, visiting with them in some form or fashion while they protest falling asleep, [...]

Having Realistic Expectations When Sleep Training your Child

It can be hard to sleep train your child! Not as hard as all those nights of poor sleep - but going through the process of teaching your child to sleep unassisted, is definitely up there on the list of "tricky parenting tasks." As someone who has dedicated my life to supporting families who have [...]

By |2019-03-15T14:16:11-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

My Potty Training Journey

Hello Baby Sleep Trainer blog world! This is Rachel, Natalie’s associate (and bestie), and I am writing this guest blog to share my AWESOME potty training experience with Diana of PooLogix. The background… My 3-years-and-2-months-old boy (at the time), who on social media I lovingly refer to as Goose, had ZERO interest in using the [...]

By |2019-01-09T19:35:09-07:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Toddler, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is My Baby Getting Enough Sleep?

I’m grateful for the opportunity to shed some light on this question since the answer is relatively straightforward. Assuming we are not talking about newborns, the guidelines I’m about to put forward apply to all kids through to elementary school age. All children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight, and for babies and toddlers who [...]

Sleep Training and Attachment

I tend to answer the same questions over and over again from clients reaching out for sleep training help. The one I get most often is, “Will sleep training harm my baby’s attachment to me as their mother?” Even once a mother knows logically that her child has a sleep issue and that everyone would [...]

Sleep Training Methods: Which is Best for Your Baby or Toddler?

Many parents wonder, which is the best sleep training method to use on my baby? I think it’s normal that families, mothers in particular, spend a lot of time researching different baby sleep training methods, since we live in a time where we have such a huge amount of information available to us 24/7. Sometimes [...]

Time Changes When Traveling

Last Updated . I get questions every week from clients on how to deal with time zone changes when traveling. This post is mainly for my Northern American clients traveling from coast to coast, but I do also have articles for Asian travel, and my top tips for family travel! To make this easy, [...]

Baby’s Sleep Changes

We've all heard some version of that saying — "the only thing we can count on happening in life is change." I started Baby Sleep Trainer because I was shocked that I wasn’t able to compel my newborn to sleep “better,” and I spent all my time and energy in the first few months of [...]