Sleep: it's a touchy subject for new parents. It seems like everyone and their dog has advice to help get your baby to sleep, but sometimes it feels like nothing works. In these cases, technology may be your hero. The number of sleep training apps available may help your entire family rest a little more easily each night.
When you're staring down into that crib in the early hours of the morning, it's unlikely you have much human company for backup. Those well-meaning advice givers are all asleep in their own homes while you're up with a wailing infant. In these instances, at least, your phone or tablet can offer some consolation and sage advice.
These apps can help you set up a sleep schedule, track your baby's progress, and make adjustments if things aren't going to plan. They are appropriate for different sleep training techniques as well, from Cry It Out to Pick-Up-Put-Down. Basically, these apps can act like a sleep coach in your favorite device. Available for both Apple and Android devices, and ranging in price from free to $5, they are an option for most every parent. Hopefully, you'll find the app that works with your family's needs.