The Sleep Sense™ Program was created by Dana Obelman, a renowned sleep expert who believes that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children. Research shows that a well-rested child is curious, energetic, happy, playful, and eager to learn. The Sleep Sense™ Program places the emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles, rather than focusing on one right or wrong sleep training method.
If your baby or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, the first thing you should know is, that 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.
The good news is that there are some quick and easy things you can do – starting tonight – to help your little one starting sleeping all through the night and taking long, restful naps during the day!
Corey created this report that will give you the tools to teach your little one the skills they need to fall asleep easily…and stay asleep all night!
1. Create a predictable bedtime routine
Whether your child has a room of their own 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!
A good example of a bedtime routine might be something like this:
6:20 p.m. Bath time
6:35 p.m. Put on pajamas
6:40 p.m. Nursing or bottle (NOTE: Do NOT let your child fall asleep while feeding!)
6:55 p.m. Story or songs