Like many new parents, my sleep-deprived husband and I just started sleep training our baby. Let's just say things are not going well. It's so hard, you guys, but we need sleep which means we're willing to try almost anything to get some some damn reprieve. So I did what any desperate mom does when she's looking for parenting advice: I turned to the internet for answers. That's when I discovered that Reddit is the place where other parents share their best sleep hacks. Thank the baby-sleeping gods.
I found some sage-like advice and suggestions to try from parent Reddit users on the sleeptrain subreddit. Their advice included tips that, sure, I thought were pretty obvious. For example, suggestions like trying not to cave when your baby cries, which is always easier said than done. There were some "perfect" moms who thought their way was the best way (but honestly, if they successfully sleep trained their child, then I might actually agree with that sentiment). There were also a few "hot mess" moms like me, who are still figuring things out. For the most part, though, I definitely felt like I had a whole new tool box of sleep training tools to use.
If you are interested in giving sleep training at try, read on for the best tips and baby sleep hacks that parents of Reddit had to offer: