When it comes to sleep training, it seems like everyone–from your mother-in-law to complete strangers–has opinions, which is why I’m sharing 3 sleep training studies to help you feel confident about sleep training.
Do a little research before deciding if sleep training is right for your family. Why? You’ll have more confidence in your decision, and the research will equip you with educated responses to anyone who expresses their (often unwanted) opinions.
Below are 3 studies and articles to help you decide if sleep training is right for your family.
Sleep Training Studies & Articles
I’ve selected two studies and one article that discuss the effectiveness of sleep coaching and if commonly used methods have negative, long-term effects on a child’s behavior and emotional well-being. The research also touches on the effects of sleep training on the parent-child relationship.
Each of these studies are evidence-based and were published in highly reputable journals:
- Behavioral Interventions for Infant Sleep Problems: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- Five-Year Follow-up of Harms and Benefits of Behavioral Infant Sleep Intervention: Randomized Trial
- Behavioral Treatment of Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings in Infants and Young Children
When it comes to Sleep Training, Mom & Dad know best!
Remember: you know what’s best for your child! But having solid research to backup your decision never hurts. And, if you’ve made the decision to sleep train but need help responding to those naysayers, check out this blog post: A Sleep Consultant’s Response To Unwanted Sleep Advice
Have you made the decision to sleep train but don’t know where to start? Learn more about my Sleep Guides here!