Why Babies Fight Sleep:
How to Manage Night Wakings

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Welcome! Here’s how I recommend you use this course:

  • Start with  Part 1 so you understand essential information before implementing.
  • Part 2 will give you a baseline to work from, and this alone might solve your challenges.
  • From there, go to Part 3, where you can choose from specific scenarios, depending on what’s going on with your child. 
  • Last, be sure to check out my most Frequently Asked Questions in Part 4, where I also share when to reach out.

This class does not replace medical care. Any information provided here is not diagnostic, but for educational purposes. Some behaviors and symptoms discussed can also be an indication of serious emotional or physical problems. The information given is based on the assumption that your baby is healthy internally and externally. You remain responsible for your child’s health and are advised to consult a doctor when pain or illness is suspected.

Part 1: Introduction & the information you need first

Part 2: Strategies that apply to all scenarios

Part 3: Specific Scenarios

Scenarios I discuss:

Begins at start of video

  • Newborn and first trimester
  • Goes to sleep fine, but wakes
  • Difficult to get to sleep AND wakes
  • Several wakings (every 30 min to 2 hrs)
  • Baby wakes and cries. Instant pick her up, stops and back to sleep. Instant put back down, wakes/cries again.

Begins at: 12:30

  • Wakes frequently to nurse; tend to nurse back to sleep; comfort nursing; human pacifier
  • Will wake and/or cry if they don’t stay latched; human pacifier
  • Pacifier overnight
  • Obvious not hungry, wants comfort
  • NOT obvious whether hungry or not

Begins at: 37:50

  • Wakes crying, screaming, scared, or disoriented (not toddler nightmares/terrors)
  • Wakes and wants to play
  • Sleeping arrangement crib, wakes
  • Sleeping arrangement cosleep, wakes
  • Toddler nightmares & night terrors
  • Already tried CIA, but it’s not working; Doing CIA at bedtime, still wakes; Or initial progress, then backtrack

Part 4: FAQs & wrap-up