You can read all the parenting books in the world, gain as much knowledge as possible, know every trick in the book, but parents, if you are exhausted, you will not be able to apply anything you’ve learned.
Being a pediatrician for over 30 years, I’ve determined the one thing keeping most parents from being the best parent they can be is simple and preventable: fatigue.
When your child is a baby, you might think fatigue is unavoidable. She’s up every two hours and so are you. She won’t nap during the day, so you don’t either. You find yourself in a nightmarish blur of days and nights in which you can’t remember that last time you slept for more than three hours at a time.
This is normal, especially when you have a newborn. But once your child is about four months old, she can sleep through the night. If you’ll let her.
This is what I’m talking about on my podcast this week: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night in 7 Days or Less.
This might sound impossible or too good to be true. Trust me, it’s not. Listen to the full episode and you’ll learn why. In it, I talk about my new course that details my step-by-step approach to sleep training your child—How to Get Your Baby to Sleep in 7 Days or Less. The course is available exclusively on my Parenting Great Kids (PGK) online community, which you can join by clicking here.
You might think this resource isn’t for you. I get it. I’ve talked to many parents who are resistant to the idea of sleep training their child. You think you don’t need to. You think if your child cries out in the night, you need to be there for him. Or you have time to nap during the day when your baby does so the sleepless nights aren’t as intolerable.
Even if this is you, sleep training your baby is crucial to establish healthy patterns and rhythms that will carry through to her toddler and childhood years. Here are three reasons you need to sleep train your child.