Gentle Sleep Training

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Violet No Comments

Gentle Sleep Training 

You’re having trouble putting your baby to sleep so you pick up your “Book of Baby Rules” and it’s tellinggentle sleep training
you to put your baby in bed, next door, by himself, and let him cry it out until he goes to sleep. Other mothers tell you that this works for them so you figure you’d try it out.

After hearing your baby scream for 10 minutes with no intention of settling or self-soothing, your gut starts to tell you that this method isn’t really working for you. It’s making you feel like a mother who is neglecting her baby, and it couldn’t be healthy for your baby.

So now what do I do, you ask yourself?!

I personally am not fond of the “cry it out method.” Leaving a child screaming next door not only hurts my ears but my heart too.



Now with that said, if this method works like a charm for you and your baby seems to settle without screaming from the get go, then I would encourage you to keep on going.

But if you’re like me with a baby that could scream for hours if left alone, rest assured that there is a variety of other gentle sleep training methods that are very effective.

Take A Look At The Gentle Sleep Training Packages

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What is Gentle Sleep Training?

Just as no two babies are the same – so it is the case when it comes to sleep training methods. We have to get to know our baby and find out what methods works for him.

The whole idea of sleep training is to find a way to put your baby to sleep with ease, in a non-traumatic approach, with the goal of encouraging them to sleep through the night as much as possible.

Some babies are ready to start sleep training at only a couple of months, but experts agree that most babies are capable of sleeping through the night somewhere between 3-6 months.

Here are a few ways to encourage gentle sleep training:


Create a Comfortable Sleep Environment

Make sure your baby isn’t too hot or too cold and that their bedsheets and sleepwear are cozy. The room should be dark, and crib distraction free. Have soft lullaby’s playing in the background, sounds of nature, or white noise to help calm your baby and relax him for the night.


Develop Comfort Cue’s

Finding a few soothing comfort words such as, “sss shhh”, or “It’s sleepy time,” or by singing a particular lullaby, will help your child associate it with bedtime. It will also most likely encourage him to fall back asleep if he’s woken up.


Introduce a Simple Routine

We can’t just expect our baby to get straight to bed without warning. Introducing a simple routine prepares them for bedtime without the sudden shock of “detachment.”

It’s also a great time for bonding!

A great simple routine can be a bath, book, then bed. Find your special family routine, and keep consistent. Starting your routine early enough in the evening is also very important as an overtired child ends up being harder to settle.

Remember, routines don’t need to drag out for hours. Aim to keep the whole process from bath to bed in about 20-30 minutes.


Encourage Self-Soothing

A baby that falls asleep by rocking, feeding, bouncing or any other “prop” may expect the same upon waking. Since babies naturally wake anywhere between 2-6 times a night, if they are not allowed to self settle they will cry out for that prop at these wakings. Encouraging a baby to settle back to sleep on their own and without props will help them transition quickly and easily in between sleep cycles, never crying out, and settling back to sleep.


Find Your Baby’s New Rhythm   

Your baby has spent 9 months in your womb, snuggled up feeling safe, and hearing your voice and continuous heartbeat – basically being rocked to sleep by your every move. You can imagine his new life outside of the womb is going to take some getting used to!

Developing your baby’s new rhythm outside of the womb takes patience, comfort, and some gentle techniques.

If you need an extra hand in developing your baby’s new rhythm I’ve put together some gentle sleep training packages and can help you through the whole process! Take a look

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Did you know Sleep, Baby, Sleep has an almost 100% success rate at getting babies to sleep?!?! Here’s what others are saying about how I have helped their babies sleep using gentle sleep training methods!


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The 2 Week Bundle Package
    This package is a good fit for all ages, newborn to toddlers. This package includes a complete assessment of your child's sleep troubles. A personalized step by step sleep plan. Unlimited email and text message support. Two phone calls per week. Two follow up emails for ongoing support. Survival guide for bumps in the road.


The Unlimited 3 Week Package
    This package is a great option for parents that want a slow, gradual, and gentle process, and don't mind waiting to achieve results. This package includes a personalized sleep plan and 3 weeks of unlimited email support. Survival guide for bumps in the road.


The Unlimited 2 Week Package
    As with the other packages you will receive a personalized sleep plan that is created based on your baby's age, temperament, sleep history and other important factors. With 2 weeks of unlimited email support and survival guide for bumps in the road.I will be an email away to answer all of your questions.


The Unlimited 7 Day Package
    Complete assessment and identification of your child's sleep needs and troubles. Personalized sleep plan specific for your baby. One week of unlimited email support for a fully personalized consultation. Survival guide for bumps in the road.


The 3 Email Package
    Complete assessment of your child's sleep needs. Personalized step by step sleep plan created specifically for your baby. In addition to the sleep plan you will get two additional follow-up emails for questions, support, or to fine tune your sleep plan. Survival guide for bumps in the road.


The Chat Package
    This is a basic chat session package and is appropriate for parents that don't require that much help, but still have a few issues they are struggling with. This is a 45 minute online chat session. You will also receive a full transcript of the chat.