Child Sleep Training Solutions

2.5 - 6 years old

HAVE A CHILD WHO WON’T GO TO BED OR STAY IN BED?

Let’s Solve Your Child’s Sleep Issues Today with Child Sleep Training Tips

Child sleep issues can range depending on age; if you have a younger child, you may be battling moving to a big bed and dropping a nap. For an older child, you may be encountering some new bedtime battles or you’re looking to end co-sleeping. Maybe you sleep trained your child at a younger age and they are now regressing, or you’ve found that the only way to get your child to sleep is to lay down with them, and you want to break that habit without your child crying it out.

We want to help you set schedules and routines that work for your family, even with the cumbersome bedtime rituals and habits that children can create. We can help solve your child’s sleep problems without closing the door and leaving them to cry. We want to help you create solid sleep habits for life.

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    Bedtime Battles

For this age, bedtime can be the most challenging part of the day! Your child still needs a soothing bedtime routine with loving limits on things like bedtime stories, tuck ins and other “curtain calls” as we like to call them. In the resources below we will answer questions about your child’s schedule, how to sleep train a child in a bed and ideal bedtimes for children.

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    End Co-Sleeping

When it comes to co-sleeping, we are passionate about finding a solution that feels right for you, even if it wasn’t what you’d planned, hoped or expected. You may have been a committed co-sleeper with your child since they were an infant, but now you’re ready to transition your child to their own bed and room. Or, you never planned on co-sleeping but that was the only way you got your child to sleep. Regardless of what category you fall into, we have solutions for you.

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In The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book we have an entire chapter dedicated to co-sleeping. Whether you want to safely continue co-sleeping or end it, head to chapter 12, beginning on page 331.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

How To Stop Co-sleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed
Toddler Sleep Question: My Husband is Sleeping on the Couch and My 3.5 year Old is Sleeping in MY Bed!
7 Safety Tips for the Accidental Co-sleeper

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    Transition From Crib to Bed

We generally recommend that parents wait until their child is 2.5-3 years to transition from a crib into a “big kid” bed. During this age range, your child will have the verbal skills to understand the bed rules, and they have impulse control to help them stay in bed. It’s a common misconception that moving to a bed will solve an already existing sleep problem, but it rarely does.

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For specific tips on transitioning to a bed, read 281-285 in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

Transition from the Crib – When and How to Make It a Smooth One

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    Early Rising

Early rising is when your child wakes up before 6am, groggy and disoriented. There are 5 causes for early rising in children, that we will outline in these resources. Once you figure out what is causing the early rising, you can create a plan to change it! We want to note that if you’ve sleep trained for early rising in your child and they are still waking, there may be an underlying medical issue and we advise you consult with your doctor.

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To read more about the causes of early rising in children and what to do about it, take a look at pages 322-325 in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

Early Rising: The Sneaky Causes
Early Rising — How to End Those Early Wake-ups
Could My Child’s Early Rising Be Sleep Apnea?

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Gentle Sleep Solutions is the only course on the market with lessons geared towards children 2.5-6 years and in beds. Gentle Sleep Solutions will take you from sleepless nights to a full night’s sleep in 2 weeks…..without leaving your child to cry it out alone.

Even if you’ve tried other sleep training courses with no success, you can start sleep training your child, yes even at 6 years old, with Gentle Sleep Solutions. It is a proven, step-by-step system that has helped tens of thousands of families. Unlike other courses, Gentle Sleep Solutions addresses sleep issues that are exclusive to children like bedtime battles, ending cosleeping and so much more! Kim’s team has been helping families successfully get sleep for years and are confident they can help you too.

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THE SLEEP LADY’S GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT

Kims’ best-selling book can guide you when sleep training your child [ages 2.5-6 years] and beyond, as well as serve as a great supplement to the Gentle Sleep Solutions eCourse. 

The book will give you typical schedules to follow, discuss developmental milestones and how they affect child sleep and will give you examples of how to handle tricky sleep training situations like bed transitions, co-sleeping, naps to quiet time, how to handle temper tantrums and bedtime stalling.

I find crying it out (CIO) and Ferber to be rather brutal approaches and wanted something much gentler with minimal crying. This did the trick…

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