There are an infinite number of people who will tell you what you “should” and “shouldn’t” do to help your baby sleep, but ultimately, it’s up to you. Many of NYC’s leading pediatricians say that you should sleep train your baby at 8 weeks, and that if you don’t sleep train by 12 weeks, you’re in for big problems. Other leading pediatricians base their recommendations on weight, age and health, and recommend sleep training between 3-5 months. What do I recommend? If you have your pediatrician’s OK to sleep train, and YOU are ready to let go, and do less of everything you’re doing to help your baby sleep, then there’s your answer.
In this video, I go more deeply into this concept, and hope it helps you decide when YOU’RE ready to put your baby down awake.
Hi, I’m Natalie, founder of Mommywise. I’m a Brooklyn mom of two (now) teenagers, PPD survivor, still humbled by the early years of parenting. I started this blog in 2004 as a way to help other parents who felt as dark and lonely as I felt to feel less shame, normalize the feelings of not loving parenthood, and raise awareness about postpartum mood disorders. I’m passionately committed to helping new parents feel more joy, offering sustainable employment for women and mothers, and contributing to positive change in the world.