How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night
If your little one isn’t sleeping through the night, don’t fret! You’re certainly not alone. The good news is that all healthy children can learn to be great sleepers and it is never too late to teach your baby, toddler, preschooler, or school age child good sleep habits.
Sleep deprivation is so detrimental to both children and adults, so it is important that you learn how to get your child to sleep through the night and get your family well rested. Sleep training could be the difference between a grumpy, irritable, sleep deprived family and a happy, calm, and well rested family. Dr. Roban’s thorough and successful SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ sleep training program uses specific methods and techniques tailored to your individual family’s needs that have proven effective time and time again.
Always putting your baby in his/her crib before he/she falls asleep can help acclimate your little one to the bedroom and allow many opportunities for your baby to learn to self-soothe. Avoiding excessive stimulation during nap time and bedtime is another important rule when it comes to learning how to get a child to sleep through the night. Consistent nap and bedtime routines, as well as a developmentally appropriate sleep schedule also contribute to raising a great sleeper.
How to Get Your Older Child to Sleep Through the Night
Sleep isn’t only important for infants, though; older children also need consistent and age appropriate sleep patterns for healthy development. Parents who struggle over how to get their toddler, preschooler or school age child to nap and/or sleep through the night can also use sleep training techniques to help keep their child on the right track. Parents often mistakenly think that keeping a child up later or taking away his or her nap will lead to that child falling to sleep more quickly at night – but an overtired child struggles more to fall asleep and stay asleep than one with a determined sleep schedule who is well rested. The crucial thing to keep in mind when learning how to get an older child to nap well and to sleep through the night is that a consistent and developmentally age appropriate sleep schedule works wonders.
Having difficulty learning how to get your baby, toddler or preschooler to sleep through the night? Contact Dr. Roban by calling (646) 504-9448. Dr. Roban has shared the SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ techniques with parents nationwide. If you are interested in having pediatric sleep consultant Dr. Roban address your parenting group or working parents within your corporate wellness program, visit the healthy sleep contact page.