3 Things To Do While Implementing a Sleep Training System to Make it Successful
Sleep training is the process of teaching a child to go to sleep independently. How can you increase your chance of success?
As the developers of Whisper, the Hush Buddy, an invention that helps make sleep training fun for kids, our team has seen plenty of ways that parents sleep train their children. Among all of those methods, there are a few things that make sleep training more successful.
3 things to do, no matter what sleep training system you are using, to help the sleep training process are:
- Make Sleep the Priority: A child must be sleeping approximately 12 to 14 hours per night. Remember that this is the goal and that is what the sleep system should be working towards.
- Create a Routine: Children are creatures of habit. So, create a routine with things they like and things you like to help a child understand when it is time to start transitioning into bedtime. A great example would be bath time then reading a book together.
- Put Science on Your Side: Eliminate exposure to blue-tinted lights around bedtime. That includes tablets, phones and other devices as well as many night-lights on the market. Bluish light discourages production of melatonin, a sleep hormone. Amber light (like that produced by Whisper, the Hush Buddy) promotes melatonin production. Also, be sure the sleep environment is consistent. Devices that are on when the child falls asleep should stay on throughout the night. That way, if the toddler wakes during the night, they’ll see everything is the same and have a better chance of simply falling back to sleep.
All of these elements will make whichever sleep training strategy being used work better. If you are currently looking for a system to help your child learn to sleep through the night, we would love to help. Learn more about Whisper, the Hush Buddy Sleep System now.