Yesterday I received this email from Rachel, who recently had little Maximus (our newest dwellbaby)...her request is one that will ring true for everyone so I wanted to get all the parents out there involved. What worked for you?
Maximus' first nap at home.
"Hi CL! I hope things are good with you and at the office. Things are good here with little Maximus - he is great but it is definitely exhausting!! I wanted to ask you about a book you told me about a month or so ago. I think it was healthy sleep habits happy child, was that the name? I wanted to order it and try to get Maximus on a good sleeping pattern."
Maximus & daddy relaxing
I could write volumes on this topic...I am a Sleep Sargent! Rachel, we will get Maximus sleeping through the night by 3 months! I promise. My advice? Baby steps...
1st: Order black out shades for his room from The Shade Store
2nd: Read The New Basics and Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child...and a little Gina Ford.
PS - Dr. Weissbluth, you are my god.
So, parents-who-have-successfully-sleep-trained-their-baby, what's your secret trick?