Baby sleep trainer Natalie Willes answers the most common questions around baby sleep and sleep training.

10-12 Month Sleep Regression (and Why it’s Not Time to Transition to 1 Nap)

Here at Baby Sleep Trainer we tend to shy away from using the term “regression.” That’s because I find families will look for any reason to explain why their child isn’t sleeping through the night. (For example, I often hear teething, ongoing and repeated sleep regressions, nightmares, etc.) Yet, the most obvious reason is that [...]

Nightmares, Night Terrors, Afraid of the Dark – Oh My! What’s a Parent to Do? 

Infants and toddlers struggle to sleep through the night for all sorts of reasons. If your child has not yet learned how to fall asleep on their own for naps and bedtime, then normal nocturnal arousals can turn into lengthy wake ups as baby calls out for help to fall back to sleep. But what [...]

Top 3 Tips for Baby Sleep Safety

Sleep safety is paramount at Baby Sleep Trainer. For all the unfounded concerns about sleep training and crying, I often wish families would be more concerned about their child’s sleep environment. Especially since once a child is sleep trained, they’ll be spending about 12 hours overnight in their crib, and around 2-3 hours each day. [...]

By |2019-07-06T13:41:45-08:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What Helps Baby Sleep When Teething?

Of all the issues that might disrupt a baby’s sleep (like rolling, standing, or illness), few things send families into a tizzy more than teething. This seemingly endless process starting as early as 4 months, and lasting as long as preschool, is blamed for any number of sleep problems. So what helps baby sleep when [...]

What Are Baby Sleep Cycles?

As families delve more deeply into what sleep training is and when to start, parents will often ask themselves, “What are baby sleep cycles?” Infant sleep cycles are very similar to adult sleep cycles. However, there are some significant variations which I will cover in more detail below. Photo Credit: Nynne Schrøder What [...]

How to Help Baby Sleep on a Plane

Admittedly, it’s been several years since I’ve helped my little ones sleep on a plane. I confess that it gave me such anxiety that I avoided it as much as possible. However, I flew back and forth frequently with my first child because while I lived in Manhattan, our extended family lived on the west [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:08:30-08:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Can Baby Sleep Too Much?

File this under “Problems all parents wish they had” :). Here at Baby Sleep Trainer we usually try to answer questions that keep parents up at night. (See what I did there? I’m doing really well with the jokes this morning ha, ha!) Sometimes, however, parents struggle navigating situations that don’t necessarily make their lives [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:30:24-08:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: |0 Comments

Are Baby Sleep Sacks Safe?

When you’ve been a sleep coach as long as I have, it really seems that you’ve heard every question that could possibly come up surrounding how to get a baby to sleep through the night and take great naps. One question that I get surprisingly often is, “Are baby sleep sacks safe?” Or the related [...]

By |2019-05-30T15:19:40-08:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|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 elementary school age. Children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight. And for babies and toddlers who still nap, [...]

How to Successfully Sleep Train Baby with Older Siblings

Let me start by saying that it is possible to successfully sleep train baby with older siblings. In creating the Baby Sleep Trainer Program, one thought that came up through the feedback channels is that sleep training really is a lifestyle change. It's just like diet and exercise. If you want your child to have [...]

By |2019-05-30T15:03:07-08:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Tips to Get Two Babies Under 2-years-old to Sleep in the Same Room

1.Get a feel for your older child’s sleep temperament Is your older kiddo a sensitive sleeper? Or can he sleep through fire engine lights and sirens going past his window? Get a feel for how easily your older child wakes, and especially how easily he falls back to sleep when woken up, [...]

By |2019-05-23T13:57:16-08:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , |1 Comment