Top 10 Signs It's Time to Sleep Train (Part One)
As parents we all go through hard times but in the end we want what is best for our children. We are willing to do what is best for our children day in and day out. Sometimes this even involves losing sleep. I have had parents tell me “what’s four years without sleep” or “they’re only little once”. Although these points do hold true it’s important to learn that sleep training also has key benefits for your child too and can help in many different areas of your child’s growth and development.
When families schedule a fifteen minute get acquainted call these are some of the things I look for and lead me to say, “it’s time to get some sleep friend.”
The problem has been going on for more than two weeks - a sleep regression typically lasts for around two weeks after this time period we begin to look at poor sleep habits and how to correct those. A persistent pattern gives us a chance to really pinpoint what’s going on and come up with the right plan.
You have had accidents or made mistakes due to lack of sleep - sleep deprivation is no joke. I personally have made countless mistakes and forgotten things due to lack of sleep. I have had friends call me because they have fallen down the stairs with their baby because they were so tired. Don’t let it get to this point but if it has please reach out so we can help you get sleep.
Baby is cranky during the day/evening and after naps - A classic sign of an overtired baby is waking up from sleep already cranky and/or being cranky for the hours before bed. Many people call this the witching hour and think it’s normal. It is common, but it’s not normal. A well-rested baby or toddler on the right schedule should not be falling apart for hours before bed.
You can’t remember the last time you showered - Ok, Moms, we all know we go through seasons where pampering ourselves isn’t exactly top priority. That’s motherhood. But if self-care has gone out the window to the point that you’re not even doing basic things for yourself like showering, eating properly (or even eating at all), and getting a tiny bit of alone time, (because you’re spending all your time putting the baby to sleep or getting up all night), then it’s time for a change.
You feel stuck - If you’ve tried to make changes to your little one’s sleep patterns but have not seen the success you and your child really need to thrive, and you don’t know what else to do, then it’s time to reach out for help.
If this is you then what are you waiting for? We are here to help and we will create a sleep plan and package exclusive to you and your family.