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Ep. 18: The One Thing You Need to Get Right in Order to Sleep Train Your Baby with Susie Parker

The One Thing You Need to Get Right in Order to Sleep Train Your Baby with Susie Parker- PIN

The One Thing You Need to Get Right in Order to Sleep Train Your Baby with Susie Parker

Susie Parker is a certified sleep consultant that helps families struggling with various sleep issues of children 0-5, regardless of their parenting styles.

Susie aims to provide everyone with the gift of a well-rested child and nothing makes her happier than seeing a great plan put into action.

She is a “been there, done that” mom of two beautiful girls and has had to deal with many sleep challenges head-on.

 With a solid sleep training plan and great support system, Susie believes that you too can add a little Sleep Baby Love into your life.

The Unspoken Topic

  • Regardless if you have sleep issues and you are trying to fix them, you are not a bad mom. In fact, you are a great mom if you are trying to fix something that isn’t working for your family. Focus on the positive. 

What We Cover

  • How to know if your child needs sleep training.
  • The steps you need to take to prepare yourself for sleep training.
  • Why worrying about your child’s sleep can be harmful.

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Key Takeaways

  •  “What ifs” hold you back from taking action.
  •  There is hope if you focus on the positive aspect of sleep training.
  •  A parent needs to overcome being ready. Your baby is going to do what they do- baby things. It’s the parents that need to be ready for the sleep training.
  • Be sure to pick a method you can do and stick to, especially at 3am when all you want to do is go back to sleep.
  • You have to be honest with yourself because that is what will determine your success with sleep training.
  •  As long as your child is resilient and has independent skills to put themselves to sleep, they are fine.
  • If your babe is under 4 months and they can put themselves to sleep for at least one nap, they are way ahead of the game!
  •  When baby gets sick or you travel, just be sure not to revert all the way back to where you were before sleep training.
 

Actionable Solutions

 How to Become Ready to Sleep Train

  • Find a consultant that understands that it is about the parent being ready. 
  • Work with them to find a plan that works for you. Everyone is different and the plan needs to be something you can be consistent with.
 

Number of Naps By Age

  • 4 months: three to four naps per day.
  • 8 months:  two naps per day.
  • 15 months: 1 nap per day.
  • Remember that every baby is different and the best thing to do is follow their cues. Quality of sleep also matters.
 

How to Not Worry About Your Baby’s Sleep

  • Check to see if they are resilient. If they are well-rested, they will thrive.
  •  Understand that sleep is an ebb and flow. No baby ever sleeps by the book.
  •  Life changes all the time so accept that change is inevitable and just do your best.
 

 

Hardest Decision To Make as a Mom

  • Learning how to parent each kid individually and learning to understand each of their needs. Also learning to know which battles to pick. Don’t pick them for no reason.

A-Ha Moment About Parenting

  •  Her kids are at their best when their sleep is at their best. She uses sleep as her barometer to see how they are doing. As a parent, pick one thing you can test to always keep a pulse on your kid.

Most Excited About

  • Giving hope to other mamas because life just keeps getting better and better as kids get older. Each phase passes and it just keeps getting better.
 

Susie’s Gift

• 5 Tips to Finally Get a Long Nap Today •

 

Naps! How many of us dream of long naps for our little ones! Not only does it recharge them, but they definitely recharge mama, too! 

Susie has put together an incredible guide with 5 tips to help you achieve a long nap! Type in your email below to get instant access to it. You’ll be opting into both of our lists to receive even more goodies!

Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Putting the  kids to bed early and watching TV in bed.
  • Best parenting advice ever received: Forget perfection. Do your best.
  • Share your favorite parenting hack: Don’t worry what your kids wear to bed. It’s not worth the battle.
  • Recommend one product your children cannot live without: The Wet Brush.
  • Share your favorite book and why: As You Wish-  the making of The Princess Bride.
  • Mama to Mama words of wisdom: If you have to sleep train, that doesn’t mean you’re a bad or a good mom. Just do it!

 



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