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.