When it comes to sleeping, some parents feel guilty or concerned if their baby cries. It's important to remember that crying is normal and part of the process – especially when it comes to making a big change to their sleep. Change is unfamiliar, and so making the new change more and more familiar is what will decrease the crying.
But over time, as your baby grows more comfortable with the new routine, they will cry less and less. So while it may be difficult to hear your baby cry in the short-term, remember that this is a normal part of transition as they become more familiar with the new sleep routine. In fact, you can use crying as a sign of progress – if your baby is crying less than before, they are probably getting more comfortable with the new situation. I understand that it can be difficult when your baby is crying and you want to help but don't know what to do.
That's why I'm here to help guide you through this process. I believe that it's perfectly normal for babies to cry, especially during transitions like changing their sleep routine. When babies are used to going to bed a certain way, any changes can trigger crying. I want to assure you that this is completely normal and I will be here every step of the way to help.
If you're worried about crying causing your baby to feel abandoned or having an impact on attachment, please rest assured that our evidence-based strategies are designed with your baby's safety and wellbeing in mind. I will never put them at risk of harm in any way.
The approach I take to sleep training differs from Cry-it-out! While the goal of sleep training is still teaching children how to fall asleep independently, my aim is to reduce the amount of tears and ensure that we remain present throughout this learning process. I work with families to help them change their child's routine and sleep associations to ones that will keep them feeling secure in their sleep space and help them fall asleep much more easily.
For most of our families, this process takes just three days! This isn't three days of your little one crying; rather, it's three days until you're seeing 10+ hours a night and a happy child who is ready to go to bed.
I'm confident you'll be happy with the results!