How Much Crying is Too Much?

Families often ask me, “How much crying is too much crying?” Of course, what they’re really asking is… When I put my baby down awake at the beginning of sleep training, and they protest falling asleep without help by crying, how long is it okay for them to cry? This implies an underlying assumption that [...]

Are Sleep Regressions Real?

Often in parenting circles things are discussed in such a way that everyone assumes something is real. I’ve found this to be the case with sleep regressions. Not to toot my own horn, but my client count is now pushing 5,000 families. After working with so many babies I started to wonder, are baby sleep [...]

By |2022-02-16T11:44:12-08:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Troubleshooting|Tags: , , , , |27 Comments

How To Stay Calm When Sleep Training

We talk a lot about how to sleep train babies, when to start, and even how to make sure your baby’s attachment to you remains unaffected during the process. But, we’ve never discussed how to make sure you (usually Mom) can maintain her composure and calmness while sleep training. The reality is that no matter [...]

By |2022-02-16T11:45:56-08:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: How To Be Successful|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Sticking to a Check-In Time

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

By |2019-06-07T13:41:44-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: How To Be Successful|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Why Sleep Train My Baby?

When I started Baby Sleep Trainer years ago, I never knew helping families get their babies to sleep through the night and take healthy naps would still be my life’s work and passion years into the future. Sometimes I forget that parents ask themselves every day, “Why sleep train my baby?” Let’s focus on some [...]

By |2019-06-13T15:34:59-07:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: , |8 Comments

Potty Trainer Sleep Trains

I have a guest blogger! Diana (below) sleep trained her daughter using The Baby Sleep Trainer Program + Support, and she in turn, helped my associate, Rachel, potty train her 3 year old boy. Read on for her experience, and also check out Rachel's experience with Diana's PooLogix program too! <3 -- I would like [...]

By |2019-06-14T15:00:51-07:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 when 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. We live in a time where we have such a huge amount of information available to us 24/7. Sometimes, if [...]

Cry It Out for Naps

When families come to me sleep deprived and ready for help, they are almost always more concerned with nighttime sleep than daytime naps. While naps are likely hard on Mom or Dad, it’s the repeated nighttime waking that can really affect an entire family’s health and well-being. However, the big irony is that nighttime sleep [...]

By |2019-07-03T16:07:13-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Naps|Tags: , |128 Comments

Crying and Cortisol

Last Updated . A lot of anti-sleep trainers out there talk in depth about cortisol in relation to crying babies. The basic idea is that crying is stressful for babies, so their brains will flood their bodies with cortisol - the stress hormone - which causes long-term damage to the brain itself, plus a [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:26:55-07:00October 17th, 2012|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments