Baby Sleep Training Guide You Need To Know

As soon as you see and hear that your baby is tired, it is important that you begin to put him to sleep before he reaches the point of exhaustion at this stage of fatigue. You can meet Chantal an expert sleep trainer for infants & toddlers to make good sleeping habits for your baby.

How do you know your baby is sleepy?

As a new parent with a newborn, it may not be so obvious that your baby is crying because he is tired. The goal is to recognize signs of fatigue and screaming sounds at an early stage to prevent fatigue.

So what are the signs he's tired?

She was crying – heard the screams

Looks awkward – easier to spot in older babies

He's just been fed, so he's not hungry

He has no wind

Comfortable – not too hot or too cold

There are clean diapers

He's not stimulated too much or not enough

He's been awake for a while

When your baby reaches the three month mark, things get a little easier because rubbing his eyes gives you a sign of fatigue. A baby's sleep cycle lasts only 45 minutes and as a new parent you will quickly find that newborns need more than one sleep cycle to be happy, content and awake. 

If your baby wakes up and cries after their first sleep cycle, go to their room and let them sleep again. You can hug her for a bit, but as before, it's best if she falls asleep in the same position she wakes up in.

When you're outside and your baby is tired, a stroller is a great place to sleep. The natural movement of the stroller is designed to help your baby fall asleep. So if you still don't want to go, just move the stroller so the rocking will soothe your baby.