Start Sleep Training — Free Resources You Can Use Now
You know you want to sleep train your child, but you’re not sure if you’re quite ready to go all in. Luckily, we’ve compiled some great, free resources to get you started on your family’s sleep training journey. While we still suggest our complete course, Gentle Sleep Solutions for the most robust sleep training, these guides will at least get you started and answer some of your most pressing questions, right now. They are all free and available to download immediately. You can even start sleep training tonight with these tips.
The Sleep Lady’s free guides have helped tired families solve their children’s sleep problems, from babies to preschoolers.
Where to Start When Your Child Won’t Sleep
For parents of children 6 months – 5 years that are struggling with sleep
If you have no idea how to start sleep training and solving your child’s sleep issues, start with this guide. It will walk you through 5 possible reasons why your child may not be sleeping and will give you quick, actionable solutions that you can try tonight. This extensive guide will cover what you should consider when starting sleep training and how to choose a method that best fits with your parenting style.
Top Gentle Sleep Tips for Children in Beds
For parents of children sleeping in beds who are facing sleep issues
Good news – sleep training isn’t just for babies in cribs. We’ve seen plenty of preschool and school-aged children sleeping in beds who are still struggling with sleep. This guide will help you teach your child the skill of putting themselves to sleep and guide you with gentle sleep training strategies that are specific to children in beds. The Sleep Lady is one of the only sleep training coaches who offers solutions for children in beds.
The Sleep Lady Answers Your Naptime Questions
For parents of children 6 months – 3 years who are resisting naps
Nap time can be a struggle – any parent will tell you that. Parents can face a lot of resistance with naps especially when it comes to transitioning to fewer naps or getting your baby or child to nap longer. We’ve heard it all when it comes to naps – we get it! This nap guide covers 6 basics to consider when dealing with nap time. It will answer questions you have like how many naps should my child take a day? Is it time to stop naps all together? And, how should I schedule naps?
The Complete Guide to Transitioning From a Crib to a Bed
For parents who think it’s time and need assistance to move their child from a crib to a bed.
There will come a time for every toddler or child to move from the crib to a “big kid” bed. That transition can be daunting, and this guide will walk you through the big move. This guide will answer questions like what age should I move my child to a bed? What should I do on the first night in a big kid bed? How can I help them STAY in their beds? We will answer all of these questions and share our favorite products for making the big bed transition a little easier on you and your child.
Chapter of The Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs
Up to 80% of children with developmental disabilities have sleep issues. As a parent, this impacts your ability to help them, and get the sleep you need. Kim West co-authored The Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs with Katie Holloran, board certified behavior analyst. You can get the first chapter of this book for free so you can learn how to start sleep training today!
The Gentle Sleep App
When you start sleep training, it’s so helpful to track your child’s sleep patterns. For babies, it’s also helpful to keep track of feedings and changings as well. This is why we offer the free Gentle Sleep App so you can get started in the most important step of sleep training – tracking your child’s day!
Start Sleep Training with Charts
You may prefer putting pen to paper to keep track of things like your child’s sleep success and habits. That’s why we created some free charts that you can download and print today.
Our printable sleep log has space for tracking your child’s activity, the time it occurred and the duration, so you can start noticing their daily patterns and start sleep training.
Have a child who is always pushing the bedtime limit? This pass will give them one more snuggle, drink, or kiss.
Sleep Manner Chart
This chart is for older children who can understand rewards. This chart will help you enforce good sleep habits with your child like staying in bed, putting themselves back to sleep and not throwing things like pillow, blankets or lovies.
Have a child who has successfully completed their sleep manner chart? Celebrate with them and present them with this award certificate!
All charts can be found HERE
Are you ready to start sleep training? We hope you find some guidance with these free resources so your whole family can start taking the right steps to getting well rested.