Nap Training- Baby/toddler/infant nap training tips, tricks and methods from Natalie Willes, certified infant sleep training consultant located in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR.

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 [...]

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 rather 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. But, the big irony is that nighttime [...]

By | 2018-03-01T13:21:38+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Nap Training, Nap Transition, Naps, Sleep Training|0 Comments

How Do I Put My Newborn on a Sleep Schedule?

I’m writing this blog post not because I believe newborns can or should be on a schedule, but because I know this is a question frequently asked by new parents. First, let’s define two terms -  newborn and schedule. Newborns are babies aged birth–16 weeks, counting from their due date. If you give birth 4 [...]

Why Won’t My Baby Nap?

As a sleep coach, I get a lot of short, general questions, which often require me to ask a number of follow up questions. This question, “Why won’t my baby nap?” is one of the ones I get most often. The truth is, there might be many reasons your baby isn’t napping, and I think [...]

Baby’s Sleep Changes

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 my daughter’s life trying to figure out how to “solve” her sleep problems and how to “not create bad habits.” My [...]

Toddler Sleep Issues

Even though infants have their share of sleep issues to work through, toddlers are not immune from sleep struggles as well.  While toddler sleep problems present themselves in different ways than infant sleep issues do, they are often (but not always) rooted in the same predicament - a child’s inability to fall asleep unassisted.  Here [...]

The Myth of “Transitioning” Away From Sleep Props

As many of you have already noticed, there is a TREMENDOUS amount of conflicting information floating around about babies and sleep. One of the biggest misconceptions is this idea of “transitioning” or “phasing out” sleep props. For the purpose of this discussion, a sleep prop is anything your child uses to assist them to fall [...]

By | 2017-06-14T10:52:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Nap Training, Naps, Sleep Training|2 Comments

Sleep Training – Twins Edition!

You know those useless pieces of advice everyone seems to continue to dispense about parenting? Things like, “Sleep when the baby sleeps,” and “The dishes can wait,” and, “No screen time before the age of 2!” (Okay NO ONE follows that one, *no one*)? Well, that whole thing about absolutely having to get twins on [...]

By | 2017-06-06T00:44:38+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Nap Training, Naps, Siblings, Sleep Training|0 Comments

Toddler Nap Transitioning from 2 Naps to 1

Last Updated . Of all the nap transitions that take place, going from 2 naps to 1 nap can be the most daunting. The age range when this transition occurs can vary widely, in some cases occurring as early as 12 months of age, and in other cases not occurring until 20 months of [...]