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Mum needs sleep training courage

Posted by Karen Faulkner on
Mum needs sleep training courage

Sleep training and change

Making the change to your baby's sleep and deciding to sleep train, can take a lot of courage. When you're already exhausted, from weeks of frequent night waking you need sleep training courage. Most parents keep on doing the 'same old' tried and tested things to resettle even if they're not always working. Taking the crutch away is like wrestling a security blanket from a toddler. The thought of changing how you settle and resettle your baby is enough to bring a cold sweat on. And I agree if it's not broken don't fix it. However, if it's hanging by a thread you need to fix it. Unfortunately, it's not going to come good by chance.

One night of sleep training

It might only take one night of challenging sleep to achieve a good night's sleep and utopia can be on the other side. Really, I rarely do more than one overnight stay. If you stay consistent and don't give in, once you decide on your plan of action, you are often richly rewarded.

Hierarchy of soothing

Knowing what is self-soothing and what is a sleep crutch is really important. The last thing you want is to take rocking to sleep away, but keep the dummy when both are 'trouble' and neither is self-soothing.

Sleep training courage needed

Hi Karen Help and give me the sleep training courage to do this. So my 8-month-old Evie who was previously a good sleeper has in the past three weeks started waking 3-4 times per night. I'll admit I've been feeding her back to sleep which I know I need to stop. In the middle of the night, it's just so hard to justify not doing the quick fix. So I want to attempt parental presence, and I want to check a few things. One. Her room is pitch black at night, I can't see her, she can't see me. Should there be a little light which I turn off as I leave, if not how will she know if I am there or not if I am being completely silent? Two. At 8 months do I put a hand in the cot or am I not to touch or talk to her at all. And do I pick up for a quick cuddle if she is really stressed. Three. When she wakes at night and is whinging, do I go in and start Magic Presence straight away or wait a few minutes or do I wait till she is really crying hard? Wish me luck. Peta

These were my A's to this mums Q's

    1. I can totally see why you'd want to let your baby know you're there. However, this is a presence method and not an interaction method.

    1. Please go to the NEW ONLINE NURTURE SLEEP PROGRAM for all the gen on whether you should use a hand or not or even touch your baby during this process. Its a lot more complex than you think and using the hand incorrectly can and does create trouble!

  1. Learn about the 3-minute magic and what it is and how exactly it works in my new online program.
And yes I wished Peta luck and she got her courage and she did it! YAY!!

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