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Sleep techniques: tips for parents

April 10, 2017

In this video, few points for you parents, to take into account the day you will be considering a sleep consultant :)

 

Because all families are different:

What suits one family will not suit another. Some parents are happy for their babies to stay up late and to wake frequently. Other parents find their child’s night waking difficult and want to make changes.

 

There is no right approach when it comes to sleep:

Some sleep training techniques are gentle and are unlikely to upset children or their parents. These techniques can take hours every evening to implement and may take several weeks to be effective. Other sleep training techniques are likely to involve some crying which may get worse before it gets better. These can be distressing but are usually effective within a week and can be helpful when parents want a major change.

 

What is important to know is:

That few techniques work better than others depending on the kid’s age. Few sleeping techniques would be useless on infants or toddlers, so DISCUSS with your sleep consultant, and let her/him know what are your expectations, what you would not like for your child in order for her/him to come up with the right sleep technique for your child :)

 

To give you an idea, below is how I split children by age groups:

just in case you would like to know what works better on an age more than an other :)

Newborn (up to 6months), infant (6-24months), pre-school (2-4years), and school aged (4-10years).

 

 

I hope you will enjoy this video! In my next article, I will describe, develop and compare few techniques to give you an idea of what to expect. However, please keep in mind that sleep training a child is not only about sleep, or techniques but about environment in general: diet, physical activities, bonding, habits and more...

 

Thank you very much and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any need!

 

Magda

 

 

 

 

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