Tips on How to Teach Your Child to Sleep

1. Don't skip naps
2. Pay attention to child's sleep window
3. Put your child to bed drowsy, but awake
4.Start teaching your child to sleep when he/she is an infant
5. Once your child reaches 6 months old, encourage an attachment to a blankie or stuffed animal
6.. Don't transition your child from two to one daytime nap until he/she is sleeping through the night
7. Don't move your child from the crib to his/her bed before the age of 2
8. Install room darkening shades if your child awakes early, a white noise machine or fan if you live in a noisy home or neighborhood
9. if you have a new baby on the way, move your older child from the crib to the bed two months before or four months after the baby comes, to avoid feelings of displacement
10.Consistency is key. Sleep is a learned skill and remember, kids don't learn overnight.

Moms Expertise
    These are VERY good tips!!! We made the mistake with #3 of rocking him to sleep...we learned very quickly our mistake. It took us a lot of crying (on my part lol) and a few months to correct this mistake. This next one we will not be making the same mistake.
      Great tips! I especially agree with the first one, don't skip naps!
        8Theresa Gould
        Good tips, thanks for sharing!