Infant Sleep Training (6-12 Months)
In this 3-part course taught by a Health Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, caregivers will learn everything they need to know about infant sleep to help their little one get the sleep they need for their optimal development. Part one of the course will cover the research demonstrating the importance of sleep for babies and then go over what is meant by the term sleep “training” (and a lot of outdated myths that circulate about this topic). Part two covers the all-important information on setting up a safe sleep environment and the top 10 tips for preparing to sleep train so that everyone is set up for success. Finally, part three will go over the most common sleep training methods (and some common ways to modify them), from how to implement each method, to when they are most ideal and less ideal, so that caregivers can determine what will work best for their family.
From the instructor, Charlsie Myers, PhD, BCBA, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant:
I designed this three-part course to provide a one-stop resource to tired caregivers who are ready to help their baby get the sleep they need but aren’t sure where to start (or maybe have tried a one-size-fits-all approach in the past, and are looking for alternative solutions). I share everything caregivers will need to know about infant sleep and sleep training to reduce the confusion, misinformation, and decision-shaming that are so commonly found in parenting social circles. I provide objective, evidence-based information on every topic covered, including specifics on setting you up for success with any of the common sleep training methods, so that caregivers can make informed decisions that will align with their parenting philosophy, sleep goals, and their baby’s age and temperament. The course also includes a guide that I created to help families determine age-specific information on wake windows, naps, sleep routines, and more for their family to ensure everyone is set up for success and can start making positive changes to get the whole family sleeping more as soon as possible.
Module 1: Infant Sleep and Sleep Training Overview
- Importance of Sleep for Babies (and their caregivers)
- What is sleep training (and what it isn’t!)?
Module 2: Getting Ready to Sleep Train
- Safe sleep environment and safe sleep recommendations (AAP guidelines)
- Sleep Associations, positive and negative
- Top 10 Tips for Ensuring Sleep Training Success
Module 3: Common Sleep Training Methods
- Summary of different common sleep training methods, from most to least parent present
- Information on how each method works and who the method is ideal/not ideal for based on baby’s temperament, caregiver considerations, baby’s age, etc.)