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How to get your baby to sleep?

First question to ask always is "How old is your baby?"

We want to make sure that we are connecting with what your baby is capable of in that developmental stage. We don't want to push a baby and force them and sleep train them.  At the same time we don't want to continue helping a child sleep beyond the point where they don't need that help anymore. New parents are given a lot of support during the early months for how to soothe their baby. But they're not given a lot of instruction for how to gradually back off from that soothing. So one of the things we outline in great detail is how to do that. We call it the "curious stance" and what it looks like is being attuned to what your baby may be able to do tonight that she wasn't able to do the night before. So what this might look like is, say your baby wakes in the middle of the night at a time when they're not used to feeding. What the "curious stance" would look like is that you go into the room and instead and swooping in and picking them up and bouncing them or feeding them right away, you'd start with the very least intrusive thing ... Read more

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Comments

When my first daughter was born I was so confused and tired about sleeping, breastfeeding etc but when I was pregnant with my son I promised to myself that I won't be so crazy exhausted again so I searched the internet and I have found a great website: www.parental-love.com with short guides for parents. My son had to be nurse to sleep since day one! When he turned 3 months I started the HWL method from "How to teach a baby to fall asleep alone" guide and it went just great! 3 days without any drama and he made it - since then he falls asleep in his crib! unbelievable! I would not believe it if I didn't do it on my own.

A few days ago after reading comments here and all good things about "how to teach a baby to fall asleep alone" guide in the internet I decided to give it a try and just wanted to report that it went extremely well :) the instruction was clear and I was able to read it quickly and get started. Big thanks for sharing this title!

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