What is Sleep Training
Sleep training is teaching your baby how to go to sleep and stay asleep through the night. Sleep training is a controversial topic, and although it’s agreed upon that sleep training needs to take place the method in which to do so is widely debated. But with Little Luna Sleep you are able to work with a Sleep Consultant to determine the best method for your family and more importantly your child.
The benefits of sleep training are great: increased and better sleep for the family and for the baby. This sleep is crucial for the child’s healthy development and growth. A landmark study from the National Institutes of Health suggested that critical brain-development periods are dependent on adequate sleep. “Sleep training baby may not be fun, but I always tell families that it’s not dangerous, and developing good sleep hygiene is, in my opinion, one of the best things you can do for your child,” Gold says.
Sleep training looks different for every family based on their needs and what they are comfortable with. So before we go any further, let’s establish what sleep training is NOT:
Sleep training is NOT "Cry It Out" if you don't want it to be
Sleep training is NOT neglecting your baby
Sleep training is NOT denying your baby food when they are hungry at night
Sleep training is NOT about getting your baby on the schedule that’s best for you
Alternatively, look at the term sleep training like this: sleep training is giving my baby the tools and skills they need to help them sleep better on their own in a way that me and my family are comfortable with.
I hope this helps clarify what is sleep training and how important sleep training is for a family. If you would like to start sleep training your child we offer a free 15 minute get aquatinted phone call to discuss your needs and what we have to offer. We look forward to helping your family!