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The Five Steps To Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night!

It’s my hope that this report will give you the tools to teach your son or daughter the skills they need to fall asleep easily… and stay asleep all night! If you have any questions at all after reading this report, please feel free to contact me directly.

The Five Steps to Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night
by Shannon Glenn.

If your baby or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, the first thing you should know is… you’re not alone! Studies show that up to 30% of babies have sleep problems, and that 75% of parents would like to change their babies’ sleep habits.

So, as promised, here they are: The Five Steps to Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night!

Step 1: Choose an early bedtime.

The best time to put your baby or toddler to bed is sometime between 6 and 8 o’clock in the evening. 

Step 2: Put your child to sleep in the same place every night.

Whether your child has a room of their own or shares a room with parents or siblings, it’s important that you put your son or daughter to sleep in the same place every night (and for naps during the day as much as possible.) Putting your child to bed in a familiar place lets them know they are safe and that they are in a place where sleep is expected of them.

Step 3: Create a predictable bedtime routine.

Consistency and predictability are really important to babies and toddlers. When they know what to expect at bedtime, it makes it *much* easier for them to make the transition from waking to sleeping – and that’s why creating a bedtime routine is so important!

Step 4: Put your baby to bed AWAKE!

Step 5: If your baby wakes up during the night, wait a few minutes
before intervening.

Everyone – babies and adults alike – will actually wake up several times every night. For most adults, these wakings are so brief that we don’t even remember them the next morning. However, many babies will immediately start to fuss or cry when they wake up.

This is simply because they haven’t learned how to fall asleep on their own. If a baby has been nursed or rocked to sleep at bedtime since birth, it’s not surprising that they wouldn’t know how to fall asleep independently. The good news is that many babies can figure out how to get back to sleep within just a few minutes of waking up in the night!

If your child continues to fuss or cry for more than a few minutes, you’ll want to go in and offer some comfort, but it’s important to let your child do the work of falling back to sleep. You can speak softly to your child and do some gentle rubbing or patting, but you should avoid picking your child up and rocking or nursing back to
sleep.

So there you have it… the 5 most important things you need to know about getting your child to sleep through the night. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that every child is a little different – there’s no “magic formula” that will work 100% of the time for every baby!

My passion (and my profession) is helping parents like you develop customized plans for solving child sleep problems, so if you have any questions about what you’ve just read, please feel free to get in touch!

If you’d like more information about booking a full-service sleep consultation with me, the best thing to do is to visit my our sleep services page, your you can always e-mail shannon@sleepwellchildren.com.

All the best,

Shannon Glenn

P.S. If you’d like to set up a FREE 15-minute sleep phone evaluation (which we can do over the telephone at a time that is convenient for you), please contact me by e-mail using the contact information above. I look forward to speaking with you!

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The Five Steps To Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night!

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