The ability to sleep is not innate, rather it is one of a child’s abilities that need be to be learned. As a matter of fact, one out of four children aged under five is considered to have some sleep problems. Needless to say, many children are deprived of sleep. This calls for the need of sleep coaching to help them obtain good sleeping habits.
What is sleep coaching or training?
Sleep coaching or training is a method in which babies learn to sleep without any assistance from their parents or guidance. Babies may start doing this from the first day of seeing the light of the day. That is why it is important for the parents to get to know their babies’ sleeping cycle rather than imposing a schedule they want for their babies.
How do we do sleep coaching?
Basically, one of the main factors that hold the success of your baby’s successful comprehensive sleep is the environment. Setting the room in a darker mode like installing room-darkening shades may set your baby’s mood to sleep. Aside from that, in order for you to make sure that your baby won’t be disturbed by any disruption from the outside, use white noise like some noise from the fan. This will block any disturbing noise that may wake your baby up.
The effects of sleep coaching vary from different children. However, it is best to be consistent in setting up the environment so your baby will get used to it and will soon find it comfortable enough to sleep.