Archive for the “Cry it Out” Category

Quite often I receive new client forms in which a parent informs me that they have previously tried sleep training and it didn’t “work” for their child. Clearly they are open to trying again or they wouldn’t have reached out to me, but let’s discuss why their past attempt failed? Was it: A) Because they […]

Well Rested Baby is honored to be a contributor on Mother.ly“Motherly is a new digital community helping modern mothers thrive.”   Here is our first post where we break down teaching your child the very important skill of self soothing, in three non-complicated steps.  Enjoy! Self. Soothing. Skills. A three-word phrase that makes many a […]

How to Teach Babies and Toddlers to Fall Asleep With Fewer Tears? I was recently asked how to teach baby to sleep on his own without using the “cry out” method: No parent likes to hear his or her child cry. From the time they are born, we do everything we can to prevent them […]

Yesterday, fellow founder Heather Hartzell sent me this NY TIMES Mother Load Opinion Piece – Sleep Training at 8 Weeks: ‘Do You Have the Guts?’.  Sleep training at 8 weeks?  With such a sensational headline, I had to read it right away.  My immediate reaction as a mom and a pediatric sleep consultant was “hell no, I […]

Want your child to sleep through the night, but can’t stand the thought of letting him cry it out?  I have good news: you can teach your child healthy sleep habits and self soothing skills without compromising your parenting beliefs and morals.   As a mom of two young children, I am part of a few […]

Think it takes the luck of the Irish to have a great sleeper? Think again. Having a child who loves to sleep is not a game of chance; it simply takes providing them a with a healthy foundation so they can learn this skill. Sure, some children are just easier going in general and are […]