This may sound a bit strange, but it’s my opinion that the holidays are the very best time of year to “sleep train” your child.
I know, I know. Things are busy, you’ve got shopping to do and parties to go to…
But here are TWO reasons why you should consider this:
Sleep Train Reason #1:
The Christmas season is the ONE time of year that pretty much everyone is able to take a few days in a row off work. This is a big one, because it frees up both you AND your partner to be able to fully participate in the process.
Translation: Your spouse can’t insist that he/she has to wake up early to go to work!
Sleep Train Reason #2:
You’ve usually got a lot of friends and family around… and they can help you out! If your sister is staying with you for a couple of days, feel free to ask her to take the baby out for a walk while you grab a nap during the day.
Tip: I’ve found that friends and family respond really well to something like this… “I’ve been doing some research, and we’ve decided to make some improvements to our son/daughter’s sleep. It should only take a couple of days, but do you think you could help me out by taking care of _________?”
(Just fill in the blank with a small job or two that would make your life easier. Maybe get them to make dinner for you, or do the laundry, etc.)
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