Maggie Moore on The Most Overlooked Aspect of Sleep Training
In this episode, we got to chat with Maggie Moore, a certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and founder of Moore Sleep.
Her life was turned upside down shortly after her son was born. She was diagnosed with postpartum depression and her son was diagnosed with reflux. On top of that, sleep wasn’t his strong suit.
After 4 months of doing everything possible to get her son to sleep, Maggie hired a pediatric sleep consultant to help sleep train her baby. Within 3 nights, her son was putting himself to sleep for bedtime and naps!
Maggie was so incredibly inspired by this shift, that she decided to become a consultant herself to help families get the sleep they dream about.
Through Moore Sleep, her goal is to empower families to achieve their sleep goal through various sleep training methods, get more rest for themselves and gain back the confidence they have lost in their parenting ability.
The Unspoken Topic
- Sleep training means them falling asleep independently, not sleeping through the night. Also, sleep training is only for people who have a sleep method that isn’t working for them or their family. It’s not a should or a have to.
What We Cover
- The most important part of sleep training that people tend to forget about.
- Why sleep training gets a bad reputation and what it actually means.
- Why an early bedtime can be the absolute best thing you can do for your babe.
Take a Listen >>
- If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night, you are in good company! Most babies don’t!
- Find the sleep training method that you can be the most consistent with. Consistency breeds results.
- An early bedtime can do wonders. Maggie recommends as early as 5pm.
- Don’t compare yourself to someone’s highlight reel on social media.
- Anything is possible for you as a mom! Don’t ever give up!
How to Achieve Sleep Training Your Baby
- Pick a method you can be consistent with.
- Lay the foundation at a young age.
- Watch wake windows and make sure they are not overtired.
- Around 6-8 weeks old, work on drowsy but awake.
- Make sure your baby knows how to gently self-soothe, so when you begin to sleep train, that foundation has been laid.
How to Understand Naps and Wake Times
- 4 months
- 4 naps per day and are no later than 5pm.
- 5-7 months
- 3 naps per day and are no later than 5pm.
- 8-9 months
- 2 naps per day and are no later than 4pm.
- 10-18 months
- 1 nap per day and are no later than 4pm.
- 2 years old
- 1 nap per day and are no later than 3pm.
- Adjust nap times times depending on the quality and length of the nap and watch for sleep queues.
- Understand your baby’s sleep signals by observing them for 1 week and noting what they do during the time they are supposed to be taking a nap. (Get red, pull on ears, rub eyes, etc.)
Hardest Decision To Make as a Mom
- Moving son out of the day-care/ pre-school he’s been at since 4 months from a place where the women lifted her up when she was struggling with his sleep issues.
Most Excited About
- 3 sleep scheduled guides she’s been working on.
- Creating an evergreen sleep training course to be able to help more families.
Maggie’s Gift For You
How to Get Your Little One Napping Longer in 3 Easy Steps
Short naps can be a daily schedule and night sleep killer. They leave parents frustrated and felling defeated. Learn how you can help your Little One nap longer in 3 easy steps by downloading Maggie’s Short Nap Guide! Just enter your email address below and we’ll send it on over! You’ll be opting into both of our email lists.
Mama Has a Minute
- Favorite form of self-care: Taking a bath every night and therapy.
- Best parenting advice ever received: Give yourself grace.
- Share your favorite parenting hack: Behavior chart.
- Recommend one product your child cannot live without: . Cuddle & Kind Benedict The Bunny.
- Share your favorite book and why: Girl Wash Your Face and The Silent Patient- a great thriller.
- Mama to mama words of wisdom: When you are going through a difficult time remember this: It has come to pass, it did not come to stay.