Setting Sleeping Habits inside your Child


How to start SLEEP TRAINING | Infant Sleep Tips for Beginners

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Helping Your Baby Develop Positive Sleep Habits

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Healthy Sleeping Habits for Your Children

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Children’s bedtime: Tips for a good sleep routine

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Kids and Sleep: Setting a Sleep Schedule

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Try these tips to help your children develop good sleep habits that they will carry over into adulthood. No late-afternoon naps. A nap is great to refresh little bodies. But if they nap near evening, your kids will not be sleepy enough by bedtime. Get your kids tired with fun activities during the day and take a short nap in the early afternoon.

Don’t let your baby sleep in a stroller, swing, or bouncer for extended periods of time unless it’s the only way he’ll sleep. For safety, keep soft bumpers, stuffed toys, blankets, and sleep. Six Ways to Set Healthy Sleep Habits in Kids Be Strict about bedtime (and set an alarm)..

According to the Cleveland Clinic, sleep routines “help kids thrive”. The Keep sleep in mind. It’s hard for your child to stick to a certain bed time or sleep through the night if some nights they stay up late and some nights they play right up until bed time.

It’s important to have. Evidence suggests poor sleep habits from an early age are linked to long-term sleep problems so setting good sleep habits in children is vital. Lack of sleep has been linked to a number of physical and mental health problems in children. Reduced sleep.

Tips to Help Kids Develop Better Sleep Habits Try these tips to help your child develop good sleep habits and sleep well every night. Stick to a routine. A good bedtime routine is essential.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the AASM guidelines and encourages parents to make sure their children develop good sleep habits right from the start. Make. In this Article 1. Recognize the Signs That Your Baby Is Tired 2. Set Your Baby’s Day-Night Sleep Cycle 3. Separate Eating From Sleeping 4. Don’t Wake Your Baby to Feed After 2 Months. Don’t bring your baby into your bed in hopes of solving a sleep problem.

Studies show that both adults and children sleep better alone-your movements and arousals are likely to disturb your baby’s. Preschoolers: Sleep helps your kids grow strong and healthy during their preschool years (ages 3 to 5). Most children during this age need between 10 and 13 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period and.

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Routines can include a bath, massage, and other calming activities (see Figure 27-1A).151 Parents may move bedtime closer to the child’s naturally established time to fall asleep and then gradually move bedtime earlier and earlier until the child is able to fall asleep at the desired bedtime.

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While you’ve made a valiant first step by removing these activities from bedtime, your child will likely continue to wake periodically for the first few nights expecting you to return to your previous rocking/cuddling/bouncing/paci reinsertion behaviors.

“Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents” by Alexis Dubief
from Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents
by Alexis Dubief
Lomhara Press, 2017

Start with bedtime late enough so that the child is able to fall asleep within 15 minutes; wake the child the next morning at a predetermined time.

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by Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, et. al.
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The authors of this study recommend parental presence at bedtime until the child is drowsy, then placing the child in his or her own bed for a night’s sleep.

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by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

That is, bedtime fading may increase the percentage of appropriate sleep (i.e., sleeping during scheduled sleep time periods) [9–11], decrease the percentage of inappropriate or disturbed sleep [8,10], decrease waking multiple times per night [10], and decrease co-sleeping (i.e., sleeping in the parent’s bed) [10].

“Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders: A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions” by Michael L. Perlis, Mark Aloia, Brett Kuhn
from Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders: A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions
by Michael L. Perlis, Mark Aloia, Brett Kuhn
Elsevier Science, 2010

• Encourage parents to form good sleep routines for the child, to provide positive reinforcement of healthy sleep behavior, and to use firm, loving, and consistent discipline when dealing with sleep refusal and other behavioral sleep problems.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Other suggestions to help small children sleep better include keeping the television out of the child’s room, making the hour before bedtime a quiet time of reading stories, and avoiding stimulating activities such as computer games and roughhousing (Owens, 2016).

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

As noted, children with sensory processing disorders may find tooth brushing; face washing; texture, weight, or tightness of clothing or blankets; or donning and doffing splints as being aversive, which may affect the child’s readiness to go to sleep, bed, or the mat for naptime.

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by Jane Clifford O’Brien, Heather Kuhaneck
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Do not create bad sleep habits by taking the child into the parents’ or caregivers’ bed or by sleeping with him or her in his bed.

“Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia” by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
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by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
ABC-CLIO, 2000

Research indicates that the majority of children will naturally begin sleeping through the night within 1 to 2 weeks of falling asleep quickly and easily at bedtime.

“A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems” by Jodi A. Mindell, Judith A. Owens
from A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems
by Jodi A. Mindell, Judith A. Owens
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  • Love your teaching method! Thank you for this video i cannot afford the taking cara babies class and this was so helpful..also thank you for teaching me how to breathe during a contraction to get the best results from our surges

  • Love your videos! My four month old puts himself to sleep on his own and was waking only two times but about three weeks ago starting going through a regression. Then he got hit with a cold, 4 month shots and teething �� so we’ve been waking anywhere from 2 to 5 times a night. My question is once he’s gotten through this cold, we’d like to start sleep training but our issue isn’t getting him to sleep it’s keeping him asleep. When he wakes up he always wants to be nursed despite not being put to sleep that way �� how long should we wait before picking him up, can we doing cio in the middle of the night?? Thanks so much for all your helpful vids!!

  • THANK YOU!!!! I’ve been wanting to know about sleep training!!!! I couldn’t find anything on it ������������ i loooove watching all your videos!

  • Hi, I have a few questions:
    1. My baby just turned 4 months on Dec. 1, and I started attempting to sleep train her a few weeks ago, implementing more of a routine but not full blown sleep training. She’s overall been doing pretty well, but she went from only waking 1-2 times a night to usually at least 3 now (my guess is 4 month sleep regression?), and the hardest thing is that she has been just stirring around and moving very often throughout the night, and the only way to help her go back to sleep fully is if I either put my hand on her face, put my cheek on her cheek so she feels my breathing (lol), or putting her back. She didn’t use to need that. It’s not that she’s full on crying, but she’ll start to make noises and won’t go back into the deep sleep state without me doing something to help settle her. Do you have advice how I can help her not to do that?
    I put her to sleep in her bassinet, but she sometimes will only settle if I bring her in the bed (I think she likes the soft mattress or something), so it’s like half the time she’s in her bassinet, half in the bed. We don’t have a crib for her yet, but we live in a one bedroom apartment so that makes things a little more difficult.
    2. My baby was a great eater, eating from both breasts during a feed and going 3-4 hours in between. But when she turned about 3 months, she started sometimes only eating from one breast per feed, other times eating from both per feed. But now goes shorter periods in between feeds since she often only eats from one breast at a time. I don’t know how to correct this, as I offer her both each time, and don’t want to fight her to get her to eat from both. So now I’m basically on demand feeding, which is fine but also makes things more complicated if I need to go out and do things because she doesn’t stay full as long and also I think it’s making her wake up at night cause she doesn’t get enough calories during the day (she’s gaining weight great though, she’s 17 lbs). Do you know why she could be doing this, and is there any way to get her back on a consistent schedule?

    Thank you!! Sorry that was so long

  • I have done sleep training with Batya the baby coach after a horrible time with intermittent crying method… I feel coming in an out of the room confuses them a lot.

  • Hello, I encountered the problem of my child not sleeping at night and I found the solution on this website: and also I wrote to them on this email: [email protected]

  • This came at just the right time! I think my daughter is either teething or going through 4 month sleep regression or possibly both! Last few nights have been terrible! Thanks so much Bridget!

  • Hello! Do you recommend weaning night feeds (he will now turn 4 months old and weights over 18lbs, the doctor said it’s ok to cut it out, he would usually only wakes up once at night) and also cut the pacifier and the swaddle and train naps all at the same time? What do you think of transition swaddles?

  • i am a new mom and have 6 weeks old baby takes cat nap all day long for like 5-20 minutes and sleeps like 7-8 hours at night including Feeding se ssion.she Doesn’t want to stay at her bed or crib. Always wants to be held on arms and keep moving. And cries and fusses a lot frequently. It seems she wants to sleep or feeling sleepy but wakes up instantly.i can’t swaddle her as its very hot here and she doesn’t feel comfortable in swaddle. It has become very hard to maintain other chors during the day with this going can i make my baby to take long naps for at least half an hour during the day..badly need help.

  • I dont understand this advice. How is letting a baby cry for 30 minutes-1 hour healthy??? I totally agree routine is key and white noise is super helpful in creating a sleep friendly environment but what is the problem with giving your kids time to go through all the huge milestones and sleep regressions and helping them fall asleep? They will sleep though the night on their own accord when they are ready and not a predetermined date decided by the parents. Shoot I dont even sleep through the night and I’m in my 30’s. I don’t know how anyone can expect an infant “learn” to fall asleep on their own.

  • Hiyaaaa! Thanks for sharing! Since you are on the topic of baby sleep; have you started using techniques from ” Vidadsmedia Help Baby Sleep ” (just google it)? My sister who has 4 kids had some dealings with them and was impressed by their super system and how fast the baby fell into deep sleep! 

  • Hi Bridget, i just recently found your videos and im still catching up, I have 7 weeks left until my baby girl is due and your videos are so reassuring and informative ❤️

  • Thank you so much for all your videos!! I followed your videos through my pregnancy and they were so helpful. Now baby Adam is here and he’s only two weeks. Still soaking in all the info you provide to make sure I can be a great mommy. Thank you for all the grateful tips!

  • Many thanks, I been tryin to find out about “best ways to make a baby sleep” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Qeysaiah Baby Bangka (just google it )? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my co-worker got excellent success with it.

  • Im not a parent yet but I do want kids in about a year or so. To start at least. So Ive been doing my research on all sorts of things. I do have an almost 5 year old step son but he still sleeps in bed with my bf (we dont live together yet). I dont think that I would ever do that. Sleep training does seem to work for some people and some people also disagree. Im not sure yet what i’ll do but I love the idea of babies finding ways to self soothe and be independent. And i think its great when children can sleep in their own rooms and being secure that mommy and daddy will be a room away if they need anything. But its hard bc my bf wants our babies to sleep in bed with us. I guess we’ll see what happens. We have to compromise somewhere in the middle. I just dont want my kids to be too co dependent, more so as children.

  • I thought your channel was about natural and gentle approaches to childbirth and infant care. This content, where you are obviously on the fence about such harsh methods as “cry-it-out” sleep training, is incongruent with that aim. How disappointing.

  • Hi
    Your video is super helpful. My baby is 4 months old. Also, I have learnt that we shouldn’t wake in the night time to feed. Is that true? I tried him not feed at night but it looks like he was hungry at night and I had to feed him. Please let me know how to work on feeding at night time.

  • I think you should start addressing mommas AND daddys in your videos. A lot of the info you put in your content is stuff I want my husband to be watching and learning, as it pertains to him just as much as me. Just a thought. ��

  • Even the name Training tells you how wrong it is!!!!!!!!!!!!! You think your child is yours and you can do whatever you like? Train like an animal? Even animal doesn’t deserve to be left crying Alone!

  • Neglecting your child at night because their crying is so wrong!!! Look up the stress levels that is so bad for their small brains ������

  • It is totally wrong to suggest “training” even for 4 month old baby and say that it’s okay to let them cry for 30 minutes or an hour. No pediatrician would suggest or allow it. Baby isn’t crying for no reason. Crying will demage so many things in brain it will never recover. This video content is very incompetent and wrong! Am so sorry for your baby, who has to suffer through crying because you wanted to have a little bit more sleep!

  • I have a new born 2 weeks old and a almost 5 years old, I’m literally loosing it through the middle of the night feelings. I’m glad about what you say about the newborns ��

  • Hi! Thanks for your videos!
    I have a five week old baby girl and have a question. She never falls asleep unless she’s on us or near us. Once she’s asleep she can sleep independently in her bed for naps and at night. Is it normal that newborns don’t fall asleep by themselves? Is that okay for future sleep training?

  • You are such an amazing giver. I found your videos so helpful. And i am glad i found ur videos even though it was my last week of gestation. I gave birth and now my newborn is here by the grace of Almighty. So following u for the newborn care advices. Keep spreading such knowledge and love of birth. You are just amazing Bridget!! ♡

  • My baby is almost 1 month old. How do I get her to sleep in her crib or bassinet? She only wants to sleep on me. All she does is cry.

  • A horrible industry, sleep training, it is detrimental to babies!! You don’t train them to eat or walk earlier than they are ready and supposed to do it, why wouldn’t we pay just as much attention and respect to their psychological and emotional development?! Their mental health on the long run isn’t just as important?

  • Just wondering how to approach baby through the night? My nearly 5mo old has been sleeping with me and wakes up every 1-3hrs (he nurses back to sleep). Do I do the time intervals again and again through the night? Thank you for your videos!

  • I love your videos and found some of them really helpful and empowering during my pregnancy, so thank you for that �� im concerned that some very tired and new mummas will see this video and think that they need to sleep train their baby. Sleep is developmental and babies will get there + there are things you can do to help your baby with sleep that don’t involve leaving them to cry. I just want to put that out there so people watching this know there is an option and you don’t have to sleep train if it doesn’t sit well with you x

  • Hi there! Love your informative videos! About the white noise. Would this make them dependent on the noise as they get older? Or would it be something they grow out of? Thanks in advance!

  • “I recommend following this guide if you want to learn how to put your baby to sleep quickly&safe: it worked in 2020 for us, very well explained”

  • Hey Bridget! I love your videos. I am pregnant and wondering are there any books you recommend for creating healthy sleep for babies?

  • it’s hard to take advice from you because you are obviously okay with a baby sleeping in a swing, and that is completely unsafe. the AAP says babies should sleep alone, on their back, in a crib, pack n play, or bassinet. also, you recommended taking cara babies and she promotes unsafe advice as well.. i was really hoping to be able to take this advice, but it’s hard too. being a doula, you should know basic baby safety (preferably the aap), especially since you’re giving all this advice to new parents… if anyone needs a good safe sleep group so join where you will get evidence based support, join “safe sleep and baby care — evidence based support” on facebook. they are phenomenal. and please don’t let you baby sleep in a swing. positional asphyxiation can happen SO fast and a dead baby looks just like a sleeping baby, so you’ll never know until it’s to late ��

  • I heard that there was something called sleep training. It is supposed to help your baby to get on the right schedule when it comes to sleeping. I want to know if anyone has heard about this.

  • So my little one was born May 30, 2020 and shes a baby that is easily startled and doesnt like to be startled at all she even scares herself it’s hard to put lay her down, change her diaper, etc. How can I make things easier for her especially diaper changing she literally screams bloody murder during every diaper change she doesnt like it at all any suggestions

  • Both my babies liked to fall asleep at the breast, so I would wake them a little before putting them down (kissing them, playing with their feet). Being a bit “milk drunk” helped them get right back asleep, but they were able to fall asleep on their own.
    The next trick was to use a white noise machine. Initially I would sit next to their crib so that they could see me, but the white noise was what made them drop off to sleep. If they got upset I would just reach in and stroke them (but not pick them up) until they settled again. If you sit just above their eye line it really helps, as it’s hard to maintain that gaze for very long, so you tend to close your eyes. Relatively soon after using this technique I was able to leave as soon as their eyes started to flicker, so they didn’t wake to find me suddenly gone.

  • At what age can you start sleep training. My baby is still a very new newborn. I know that sleepless nights are normal, but he just wants to feed constantly every evening and I’m at a loss for what I should do to break this habit.

  • Hey Bridget, you’re simply awesome ��
    So my baby and I are not there yet, he’s almost 4 weeks old and going through the 3 weeks growth spurt so he’s nursing a LOT and cries out loud quickly when he wants to eat.
    I feel exhausted at times but can’t always manage to eat something/use the bathroom/take a shower.
    You said we can’t spoil too much a newborn.. but is it okay to let him cry a little while I do one of these basic needs? Any alternative?

  • Man, lack of sleep and postpartum depression go hand in hand. My quality of life and mental health improved drastically when I started getting more sleep.


    “To put the baby to sleep, you shouldn’t hold, sing to, rock, or caress them. Simply put the baby to sleep without touching them, say goodbye to them with a few words, and turn off the light when you leave the room.”

    The same author has announced NOW that studies have shown babies under 6 months old, breastfed CANNOT sleep through the night, they are hungry and need their mother.

    Cry is the only thing babies have to call for help and someone published a book saying you should not respond to the basic instinct of holding your baby crying for their mom. MILLIONS of copies were sold.. I see this method recommended and taught by YOUTUBE moms every day.

    Now, these babies are adults and you start to see the consequences of this “method”[email protected]

  • I am delivering my 4th child in 6 weeks and i feel so much more prepared this time around because of the advice you have given. Even though i am alone and my husband works out of state i know if i use those techniques instead of screaming and crying and freaking out…i will rock this L nD!!

  • Hi Bridget! Thank you for your super informative videos!:) About the sound machine, do you start using it right from the start when baby’s still a newborn? Is it better to only use it at night or also during naps?:)

  • It can’t be right what feels so wrong…

    Please momas, trust your gut feeling and DON‘T LET YOUR BABY CRY!

    I love Briget and her work and I don’t want to say anything against her. However letting babys cry themselves to sleep is something that needs so stop! Falling asleep should be a peaceful experience and not be connected to feelings of anxiety, fear and despair ��

  • Good tips, especially on wake times! Though I would like to highlight that using a pacifier to fall asleep is still using a sleep aid (i.e. not independent sleep), where the baby might wake up if the pacifier drops off and he/she is not able to fall back asleep by him/herself without someone putting the pacifier back.

  • Hi Bridget, I love your videos and am learning so much! I just have a question about day time naps. When you sleep train, do you also do the same routine for day time naps? For example put a sleep sack on, use the white noise machine and make a dark room? And then for night time add an extra step e.g. bath time and book reading time to show them that it is night time and that means a longer sleep is required?

  • Thank you for a great video!
    My baby is 2 and a half months old and I can’t for the life of me get him to take napd that are longer than 1 hour no matter what I do. I turn on white noise, make sure the room is dark I even cover the upper half of the crib with a blanket to be sure that no light bothers him. Do you have a solution?
    (and another thing, he does this at least once a day, he turns away from my breast even though he is hungry, any thought there?)
    Thank you in advance for your help❤️

  • Can you make a “third trimester suggestions” video?
    Like exercises, things to do to prepare mind/body, etc. I’m 31 weeks pregnant with my first baby and I’m curious what suggestions you may have:)

  • Dear mommy,
    I am confused.
    I am used to falling asleep in your soft, warm arms. Each night I lay snuggled close to you; close enough to hear your heartbeat, close enough to smell your sweet fragrance. I gaze at your beautiful face as I gently drift off to sleep, safe and secure in your loving embrace. When I awaken with a growling stomach, cold feet or because I need a cuddle, you attend to me quickly and before long I am sound asleep once again.
    But this last week has been different.
    Each night this week has gone like this. You tucked me up into my cot and kissed me goodnight, turned out the light and left. At first I was confused, wondering where you’d gone. Soon I became scared, and called for you. I called and called for you mummy, but you wouldn’t come! I was so sad, mummy. I wanted you so badly. I’ve never felt feelings that strong before. Where did you go?
    Eventually you came back! Oh, how happy and relieved I was that you came back! I thought you had left me forever! I reached up to you but you wouldn’t pick me up. You wouldn’t even look me in the eye. You lay me back down with those soft warm arms, said “shh, it’s night time now” and left again.
    This happened again, over and over. I screamed for you and after a while, longer each time, you would return but you wouldn’t hold me.
    After I had screamed a while, I had to stop. My throat hurt so badly. My head was pounding and my tiny tummy was growling. My heart hurt the most, though. I just couldn’t understand why you wouldn’t come.
    After what felt like a lifetime of nights like this, I gave up. You don’t come when I scream, and when you do finally come you won’t even look me in the eye, let alone hold my shaking, sobbing little body. The screaming hurt too much to carry on for very long.
    I just don’t understand, mummy. In the daytime when I fall and bump my head, you pick me up and kiss it better. If I am hungry, you feed me. If I crawl over to you for a cuddle, you read my mind and scoop me up, covering my tiny face with kisses and telling me how special I am and how much you love me. If I need you, you respond to me straight away.
    But at night time, when it’s dark and quiet and my night-light casts strange shadows on my wall, you disappear. I can see that you’re tired, mummy, but I love you so much. I just want to be near to you, that’s all.
    Now, at night time, I am quiet. But I still miss you.

  • Can you start sleep training when baby is still sleeping in a bassinet in our room or do they have to be in their own room and crib before sleep training? We want to start because our baby has a hard time self soothing if she wakes in the night, but she’s still in our room and my MIL told me to wait until baby is in her own room.