The PedsDocTalk Podcast

17: We're Losing Sleep Over Our Kids' Sleep

June 17, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
17: We're Losing Sleep Over Our Kids' Sleep
Show Notes

This is Episode 2 of a 5 part sleep/sleep-training series). 

On this episode Im discussing my views on sleep and sleep-training. I discuss how as a generation we are overthinking sleep in general compared to our parent's generation and thus sometimes lose sleep over it.

I discuss why I support sleep-training and the benefits it can provide for both the child and the parent. I also discuss various methods to help a child learn self-settling skills. You will hear methods that involve cry-methods and some that involve more gradual methods with less crying. 

I am aware that this episode doesn't nearly encompass ALL choices someone may make when sleep-training their child, but I just chose my favorite methods.

This episode is for education. It's for everyone to hear all the methods I have seen work and for a family to choose what is best for them and their family. 

I also spend some time at the end discussing how we approached sleep-training with our son. A method that worked for us and one that I am sharing as many of my followers were curious.

I hope as you listen to this episode, you listen with an open mind and an open heart. Understand and digest the various methods to find one (or a combo of some) that works for your family!