Sleep training is a pretty hot topic in many parenting circles, because there are so many ways to help your baby rest. Co-sleeping is a popular choice for many parents, but what if it isn't the right option for your family? The many sleep training strategies that don't involve co-sleeping can help you and your baby have a good night's sleep.
Although sleep is a natural thing, babies have to learn the basics of sleeping patterns. Going to sleep at night and waking up in the morning is not their strong point just yet. So to help parents and their children get to this point, a variety of baby sleep training methods exist. In general, sleep training teaches a baby how to fall asleep and remain calm until the morning, according to Baby Center. Co-sleeping, in which the baby sleeps in the same room as the parents, although not necessarily in the same bed, is a popular choice for many families, noted The Bump. Although this strategy does give caregivers easy access to the babies throughout the night, it is not the best option for all families. For instance, what if your baby is such a noisy sleeper that you can't get a moment of rest? (Those little suckers can be surprisingly loud.) In these cases, there are plenty of sleep training tips parents can use even when the baby sleeps in a separate room.