Sleep training is difficult enough, but when you're doing it on your own, it can seem impossible. Even with an engaged and invested dad, sleep can often feel like mom's duty, especially if you're breastfeeding or if your child is particularly cling to you. But there are plenty of ways dads can and should help with sleep training so that your entire family can get a good night's sleep.
Seems pretty straightforward, right? Your dad is a parent to your child, so they should be involved with sleep training, too. But for many parents, the bedtime routine falls on the shoulders of mom. Whether it's because your partner works later than you do or because you've just always been the first one to head to the bedroom for pajamas and stories, it happens. But sleep training is a totally different beast. I already think it's nice if both parents are involved at bedtime, but I can honestly say that sleep training is much easier if you have your baby's father helping out, no matter what kind of technique or method you use.
If you're breastfeeding or trying to break a sleep association for your child, it's even more necessary for your partner to try these nine different ways to help out with sleep training. Because two sleep-deprived parents? Way worse than sleep training.