Any parent who has even had a baby with colic will tell you that it’s one of the toughest things in the world. Here are some strategies for how to sleep train a colicky baby.

Colic is a tough and frustrating situation for any new parent to deal with. It usually peaks around four weeks old and can last anywhere from 7–12 months.

When you have a baby with colic, you have to do whatever works. You might try co-sleeping, nursing while falling asleep, or even sleeping on the swing.

But once the colic subsides, the time will come to establish some healthier sleep patterns.

If you’re wondering how to sleep train a colicky baby, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are some ways to help your colicky baby sleep at night so you…


Breastfed babies and sleep training go well together, contrary to speculation. But there are some things to consider before teaching your little one how to self-soothe.

There are many benefits of breastfeeding. There are also many benefits of sleep training your baby.

But can they work together?

As a sleep consultant, I’m often confronted with the challenge of parents trying to decide if a breastfed baby should be sleep trained or not. There is a lot of conflicting information out there. I want to address some of the claims so that you can decide what is right for your family.

Let’s discuss breastfed babies and sleep training and how they can work together to create a healthy, happy baby.

When should I sleep train my breastfed baby?

You can start training your little one…


Sleep training a teething baby can be quite challenging. Here are three proven tips that will make the process much easier.

The list of things that can disrupt your child’s sleep is quite long. Sleep regressions, growth spurts, and negative sleep associations, they’re all every parent’s nightmare.

Teething is nothing less challenging. In fact, a teething baby can be a nightmare. There’s nothing fun about dealing with irritability, disrupted sleep, swelling of the gums, mild temperature, and diarrhea.

Even worse, the teething has appeared just when you were starting to make good sleep training progress.

What do you do now…


Sleep training a baby for naps can be really challenging. If you’re having trouble, here are 6 tips that can help your child get enough daytime sleep.

For parents of young children, sleep training is a tricky subject.

One parent wrote: “We’ve been trying to teach our baby how to get more daytime Zzzs by sleep training her for naps. So far, nothing has worked. We’re thinking about giving up.”

If you find yourself in a similar situation and struggle with sleep training your baby for naps, you’re at the right place.

In this post, I’ll explain the basics of…


Separation anxiety is one of the hardest things about having a baby. It occurs when an infant gets too attached to its caregiver and doesn’t want them to leave. Not only is it frustrating for the baby, but it can also be stressful for both you and your partner.

The challenge becomes even more troublesome when you’re trying to sleep train a child with separation anxiety.

How do you do it? Is there an easy way? Here are 6 tips for sleep training a baby with separation anxiety that worked for many parents.

What is separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of…


Learn how to make sleep training while traveling a positive experience for both you and your baby. These tips will help you get through this time with ease!

You’ve spent the last couple of months sleep training your little one.

Finally, you can sign a breath of relief and say that you got her into a good schedule and sleeping well.

But now that trip you have planned for next month it’s starting to stress you out:

Will you be able to stick to sleep training your little one while traveling?

Or will the trip sabotage your progress?

The good…


Parents who are eager to get their newborns on the right track with their sleep schedule often wonder: is melatonin for babies safe? Here’s what we know so far.

Babies are the most precious of all humans.

They have a lot to learn and experience in this world, so it is important for parents to do everything they can to keep them safe.

One thing that many parents are unsure about is melatonin and whether or not it’s safe for babies.

This post will discuss melatonin for babies and why you shouldn’t give it to your newborn. …


Are you struggling with day and night confusion in newborns? Here are four tips that will help you fix the problem.

Day and night confusion in newborns is nothing uncommon.

In the first few weeks, babies live in a world of light and dark that is completely opposite from what they were used to.

This can cause them to get confused about when it’s time for sleep or playtime, which can lead to crankiness or lack of sleep on the parents’ part.

But don’t worry — I’ve got some great tips for dealing with day and night confusion in newborns…


Is sleep training a deaf baby more challenging than sleep training a baby without a hearing loss? It doesn’t have to be! Here are 7 tips to help you.

Here’s a fact: ALL babies cause their parents to lose sleep, regardless of the baby’s actual hearing level.

If you are the parent of a deaf baby, the challenge of putting your baby to sleep can seem even more daunting.

We have compiled this guide for parents who are looking for help or those who want to learn more about the process of sleeping training a deaf baby!

Let’s dive in!

How to get a deaf baby to go to sleep?


When it comes to healthy baby sleep habits, parents often wonder: “should I sleep train my baby or not?” See the top 5 reasons why some parents have decided to give it a go.

Do you have a baby that is still not sleeping well at night? A baby who fusses and cries?

If yes, then sleep training may be right for your family.

There are many reasons why some parents choose to sleep train their babies, but it can be difficult to decide if it’s right for you and your family.

In this blog post, we will discuss 5…

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