We know how imperative it is to your health and the health of Quinn to get a full night of Zzz’s. And we’re so happy you took the Trustle sleep assessment, backed by over 20 expert child sleep coaches and decades of research, so we can help, starting tonight!
You told us putting Quinn to bed is exhausting and takes forever. That’s so hard!
“Sleep pressure” is the technical term for how tired a baby is. The goal with sleep pressure is to have just the right amount. Think of it like a balloon - too little air and the balloon won’t float, and with too much air it will pop. At just the right amount, Quinn will drift off to sleep without complaint.
Quinn could be struggling with bedtime because she either isn’t tired enough or is too tired. Because she doesn't have a consistent bedtime it's hard to tell, and indeed could change each day!
Here’s a chart for how much sleep you should be aiming for. Keep in mind, this is a general guide, and children vary significantly.
A key part of a sucessfull bedtime is the routine. Going to sleep is a skill, and young children are still learning it, alongside everything else they’re learning.
It looks like you have a solid routine in place which is great. Just make sure you keep it consistent each day.
Finally, the fact Quinn goes to bed at a different time each night could cause issues (not just at bedtime, but overnight too.) Having a consistent bedtime and wake-up time helps Quinn set her body clock. Just like adults, children have a circadian rhythm and having a consistent bedtime makes sure that you’re asking them to go to sleep at a time when their body is ready. An inconsistent bedtime means that you’re fighting against the circadian rhythm which makes any other sleeping challenge so much harder.
This chart shows you how all babies and adults move between light to deep sleep all night.. Feel familiar??
The difference for adults (and for children who don’t wake up all night) is that they barely come out of light sleep and immediately fall back to sleep. Babies aren’t born knowing how to go back to sleep themselves. They need help. Cue the crying!
You said Quinn doesn't fall asleep independently. Instead she needs help, for example, moving (e.g. in a swing, stroller, or car).
Even though that’s how Quinn goes to sleep initially, it actually affects the entire overnight experience. If Quinn goes to sleep that way, she will need that every time she wakes up in the night. On the other hand, ifQuinn can go to sleep without help at bedtime, she'll be able to go to sleep without you whenshe rouses during the night.
Because you go in overnight, and because Quinn doesn’t yet have the skills to go back to sleep, she continues to need you in the middle of the night. Picking up, rocking, feeding or soothing Quinn back to sleep at all hours is exhausting and unsustainable. But with the right sleep training method, you can give her the skills to not need this intervention.
You’ve tried fixing your sleep situation before - it didn’t work. We’re so glad you’re here, so we can help make sure you achieve sleep success this time.
The “Walk It” Method is also referred to as “fading,” and is a very gradual approach to sleep training.
How It's Done:
“Walk It” involves slowly replacing unsustainable sleep dependencies (like having to be rocked to sleep) with more sustainable ones, eventually weaning them down to zero dependencies, helping Quinn develop more independent sleeping skills.
In many ways, “Walking It” is the easiest method (at least emotionally), but it can be difficult to stay consistent for the long haul. It is key to have a plan that you follow carefully and consistently over the (sometimes long) period of time that you are doing this approach. Sign up for a guided plan and have the support of a Trustle sleep coach expert every step of the way. Get help to do it the right way, the first time.
Most sleep training fails because parents don’t know how to do it properly - and it’s no wonder, with all the contradicting information out there. Don’t fall into this trap.
Google doesn’t work. Yes, it’s free, but the advice is contradictory. This is because there isn’t one approach that is best for every family.
Books don’t work. While some of them offer a detailed plan, how do you make it work for your family, and what do you do if you get stuck and need to change course?
Trustle works. We created Trustle to be a fool-proof, but cost-effective alternative to sleep consultants, who usually charge an average of $500 for a consultation. Trustle allows you to invest in your health and well being, while also being affordable - and, we guarantee it will work.
A lack of sleep can be harmful to a family, and most of our parents say they wished they had started sooner. Sign up to Trustle and you’ll never be unsure of what to do, and will have a happily sleeping child in no time! Don’t spend another night losing sleep - your health is worth it!
A solid sleep training plan and maintaining consistency throughout the process will avoid confusion and make it easier for Quinn to get on board the sleeping-through-the-night train. Often, attempts to sleep train fail because it’s not the right method for that family and / or the plan isn’t implemented in the right way. We make sure that’s not the case by being by your side each step of the way!
Now we’ve identified the right method, sign up now for full plan including a daily guide to follow, and unlimited support from an infant sleep consultant.